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.
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.