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New temp controller
« on: October 02, 2014, 05:05:57 PM »
Anybody use one of these?  http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=334  When I needed a temp controller recently I couldn't find a dual stage Ranco so I went with the single stage.  After the weather has recently tyaken a turn to 30 degree nights, I decided I better rectify that.  I ran across this one and the reviews are really positive.  Just curious if anyone here uses one.

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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 05:21:53 PM »
Never have. How much is it? $$$$

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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 05:23:20 PM »
Never have. How much is it? $$$$

$79....good deal.  Just looking through the manual and now and my first impression is that it has more features than a Ranco.
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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 05:25:31 PM »
Sounds like a solid price. My only worry would be the fridge/freezer cord. Most cords form a 90° angle to the plug down. Might cause extra stress on the outlet since it will be pulling out and down and not just down.

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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 05:33:59 PM »
Sounds like a solid price. My only worry would be the fridge/freezer cord. Most cords form a 90° angle to the plug down. Might cause extra stress on the outlet since it will be pulling out and down and not just down.

I don't think that's gonna be an issue.  If it is, I'll just strain relief the cord to the wall.
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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2014, 10:19:46 PM »
Denny did you end up getting this? I'm looking for a dual stage temp controller as well.

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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2014, 10:52:55 PM »
I haven't put it to use just yet, but if you check out http://www.boostbysmith.com/stc1000.html , he's made and is selling a dual stage controller with programmable fermentation profiles for ramping up and down temps during fermentation. I just got mine, so no experience with it yet.
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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 04:44:22 PM »
I have a Black Box. Blackboxbrew.com. It took about 2-3 weeks to get it from the time I put my email in to be notified of the next batch. Works perfectly. Haven't set it for ramping yet, but have a lager brew session coming up so I will have a chance to use this feature soon.
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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 05:32:32 PM »
I just bought one.
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone

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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2015, 05:51:31 PM »
Does this probe need a thermowell? The description mentions submerging as is...
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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2015, 06:12:14 PM »
Does this probe need a thermowell? The description mentions submerging as is...

I just tape it to the side of a bucket with an old, dry sponge over the top of it.
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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2015, 06:44:26 PM »
The manual says that the probe can be submerged for extended periods of time, but my fermentor has a thermowell so I probably won't be testing that claim.
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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2015, 08:57:18 PM »
Does this probe need a thermowell? The description mentions submerging as is...

I just tape it to the side of a bucket with an old, dry sponge over the top of it.

From my extended testing on this, it works really well taped to the fermenter and covered with a towel, or sponge in Denny's case! Great little device though, plug and play.

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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2015, 10:32:31 PM »
Does this probe need a thermowell? The description mentions submerging as is...

I just tape it to the side of a bucket with an old, dry sponge over the top of it.

From my extended testing on this, it works really well taped to the fermenter and covered with a towel, or sponge in Denny's case! Great little device though, plug and play.

And for the price of a Ranco, you can almost buy 2 of them!
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Re: New temp controller
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2015, 10:30:53 AM »
Never have. How much is it? $$$$

$79....good deal.  Just looking through the manual and now and my first impression is that it has more features than a Ranco.

Price now $89