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Jester 05-09-2006 01:03 PM

best Temp. controller...??
 
I am in need of a temperature controll and was wondering what was everyone's opinions between the Johnson Controls and the Ranco..?? or any other options..?? I have an extra kegerator that I am going to use as a ferment chiller, since its starting to get really warm here now... Thanks in advance...

Jester

2nd Street Brewery 05-09-2006 01:48 PM

I picked up a Johnson A419 cotrol on ebay that I have been very happy with. Works great.

Monk 05-09-2006 03:00 PM

I like my johnson control, it works well. I don't know anything about the other one, though.

david_42 05-09-2006 03:10 PM

I had a Johnson on the kegger and it shorted out after a couple years. Lots of sparks! The Ranco I use for fermentation is still going strong. The Ranco is so easy to setup, you don't need the instructions.

Jester 05-09-2006 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by david_42
I had a Johnson on the kegger and it shorted out after a couple years. Lots of sparks! The Ranco I use for fermentation is still going strong. The Ranco is so easy to setup, you don't need the instructions.

Do you know the model # of this Ranco...?? I was looking at those and want to make sure I'm looking at the right ones...

Walker 05-09-2006 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by david_42
I had a Johnson on the kegger and it shorted out after a couple years. Lots of sparks! The Ranco I use for fermentation is still going strong. The Ranco is so easy to setup, you don't need the instructions.

My Johnson controller didn't require any instructions. :confused:

Plug it in, plug the fridge in, turn the dial to the proper temp.

BTW: I'm not voting, because I've never seen a ranco controller and can't possibly pick a side. I happen to have a Johnson, because that's what my LHBS carries.


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