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Offline saintpierre

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temperature control
« on: September 09, 2010, 05:00:46 pm »
I aquired a used no-name analog temperature control with a solid wire from the unit.  While I was trying to work the kinks out of the line and bend to fit around teh door of my fermenting fridge the metal line broke  :'(

So I am looking for a new temperature control.  Ideally I would like to wire it for both heating and cooling.  What brands/models does everyone recommend?  Are there any benifits of one product over another?

Mike St. Pierre, P.E.
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Offline jwaldner

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Re: temperature control
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 08:31:01 pm »
If you're looking to do two-stage temp control I would recommend the Ranco digital control either through MoreBeer or Brewmasters Warehouse (cheaper). I just bought one myself.

There's also the digtal Johnson controller but it will only control one heating/cooling device. There is the analog version or the digital version. I prefer the digital version though since it seems to have a better accuracy for temp control for fermentation. I use the analog version on my keggerator.


Offline Malticulous

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Re: temperature control
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 09:24:57 pm »
If you can handle the simple wiring this place is cheaper.