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Old 07-08-2012, 01:10 AM   #61
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Take a look at the STC-1000 build threads. They are actually very easy to assemble and operate. I built one into a 2 outlet old work blue plastic box and it works great for running the fridge and heat wraps. They are actually very easy to build and get working properly. I can keep my lager temps at around 45 degrees in the Fla summer heat pretty easilly. I am using a dorm frige made into a blue board chamber and the larger volume makes it a little slower cooling, but once it gets there it maintains it extremely well. My total investment was less than 20 bucks for everything including the STC-1000, circuit box, outlet and cover. I already had a cord and wiring here, so I didnt have to buy any more stuff to get it to work great. Hope this helps to get you back on the path and going again.
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I've built both, and the STC-1000 is okay, and it can fit in a tighter enclosure, but this one is in °F, and has a few other features that the STC-1000 does not have.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #62
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #63
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I love this thread! I want to build a keezer/fermentation chamber (basically this http://www.wortomatic.com/articles/T...ation-Chillers) and need a controller to run the keezer at serving temp and one to control the fermentation chamber. I was thinking of using the TC-9102D-HV Dual Stage to run the chamber and a STC-1000 to run the keezer. However, if you're Amazon Prime, the TC-9102D is $59 rather than $120. At that price, I could get 2 and run all of it with both. http://www.amazon.com/Control-Produc.../dp/B0057APR3I

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:57 PM   #64
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I love this thread! I want to build a keezer/fermentation chamber (basically this http://www.wortomatic.com/articles/T...ation-Chillers) and need a controller to run the keezer at serving temp and one to control the fermentation chamber. I was thinking of using the TC-9102D-HV Dual Stage to run the chamber and a STC-1000 to run the keezer. However, if you're Amazon Prime, the TC-9102D is $59 rather than $120. At that price, I could get 2 and run all of it with both. http://www.amazon.com/Control-Produc.../dp/B0057APR3I

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Thank you!
You're not going to be able to control two temperature zones with this controller. You can use it to control two-stage heating (to control minimum temperature), two-stage cooling (to control maximum temperature), or control both heating and cooling (to control maximum and minimum temperatures). It only has one sensor for a single zone. Dual zone controllers are available (I believe Love make them), but they can be expensive...
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #65
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Thank you for the feedback but I know one controller will not do what I need. I stated I wanted to use one type for the top chamber and another for the bottom. Should have been more clear about that, sorry.

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #66
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Finally took the time to register here after getting my fermentation chamber up and running.

I owe a HUGE thanks to the posters in this thread, in particular LandoLincoln.

I came into this project with absolutely no electricial knowledge, very little patience and large, clumsy hands. The images and descriptions in this thread saved me a good $50 and have me a solid DIY buzz.

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #67
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Finally took the time to register here after getting my fermentation chamber up and running.

I owe a HUGE thanks to the posters in this thread, in particular LandoLincoln.

I came into this project with absolutely no electricial knowledge, very little patience and large, clumsy hands. The images and descriptions in this thread saved me a good $50 and have me a solid DIY buzz.
Glad we could help! Lord help you if you've got the brewing DIY bug now. Stay away from the keezer threads! They'll suck you right in!
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A second Cheers to LandoLincoln! Just got mine wired and tested. Thanks for the diagram and the tip on the junction box (I was just going to make a squid originally). Will be setting it up on the lager fridge soon (waiting on my BeerBug to arrive to brew the first batch to go in).

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I just got around to wiring the TC-9102 this past weekend for my kegerator/lagering refrigerator. Everything seems to be working right but was curious how you guys have your temperature probe mounted/placed? I just have the PTC sensor that came with the unit. I know this is not supposed to be submerged in fluid, but has anyone built something that just the tip sits in some sort of fluid for a more accurate temp? Any pictures of your placement would be awesome!

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I just got around to wiring the TC-9102 this past weekend for my kegerator/lagering refrigerator. Everything seems to be working right but was curious how you guys have your temperature probe mounted/placed? I just have the PTC sensor that came with the unit. I know this is not supposed to be submerged in fluid, but has anyone built something that just the tip sits in some sort of fluid for a more accurate temp? Any pictures of your placement would be awesome!
I usually use Brewhaulers on my carboys, and I take the probe and place it between one of the Brewhauler straps and the glass of the carboy. Is that the BEST way to do it? I don't know. But it seems to work well.
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