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Old 01-20-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Anyone use them? Anyone know anything about them? I need some controllers, the JC controllers are $90, the Love controllers are $45 and look better in a control panel. Pros, Cons? I need to run a march pump off one, still trying to find a way to get a propane burner running off one as well.

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Old 01-20-2008, 05:25 PM   #2
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Seems to be the controler of choice, I just got two for my next upgrade and I use one for a lagering fridge.

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I am about to order two for my brewery. I don't know much about them, but you might want to check out Brutus 10 build in November '07 BYO. Lonnie Mcallister uses them with Asco solenoid valves and standing pilot to control burners. More info on this in other threads.

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I use one on my Lagerator, and I am adding one to my kegerator. They really do have a nice look to them when installed. I like Ranco the best, but these look like they belong/were bought installed. I was kinda pissed though, I ordered one thinking it would say Love with the heart on it and it didn't. They sale to a lot of secondary companies, and I assume that is where mine came from. My mom's maiden name is Love, and I have boxes and stuff from the Love box company in Oklahoma City, so I thought it would be cool, but hey, it works just fine. I highly recommend them.

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Where can I find information about the pilot and solenoid to control a burner. I have been searching all morning, must not be used very widely!

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Where can I find information about the pilot and solenoid to control a burner. I have been searching all morning, must not be used very widely!
The best place is BYO issue complete with schematic, drawings, and photos. Here is a link to Brutus 10 site. He uses thermowells (more beer) in the kettle lids for the probe of the controller which should not be submerged. The pilot is a drilled plug, teed off the gas line in front of the Asco valve and regulated with a gas ball valve. Try searching asco on this board for more information.

http://www.alenuts.com/brutus.htm
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Let me know how these work. I am trying to set up an electric heat element to my HLT so I do not have to het a 3rd burner. I have spent all day at Lowes and Home Depot and I am getting pissed. All the thermostats only go to 150 degrees and I can't get all the parts together to install the element.

I think I am just going to strait weld the thing into my keggle and direct wire it to a controler like a Ranco; just trying to find a cheaper way

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Let me know how these work. I am trying to set up an electric heat element to my HLT so I do not have to het a 3rd burner. I have spent all day at Lowes and Home Depot and I am getting pissed. All the thermostats only go to 150 degrees and I can't get all the parts together to install the element.

I think I am just going to strait weld the thing into my keggle and direct wire it to a controler like a Ranco; just trying to find a cheaper way
here is a thread on electric hlt's.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...eating+element
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Sweet

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Let me know how these work. I am trying to set up an electric heat element to my HLT so I do not have to het a 3rd burner. I have spent all day at Lowes and Home Depot and I am getting pissed. All the thermostats only go to 150 degrees and I can't get all the parts together to install the element.

I think I am just going to strait weld the thing into my keggle and direct wire it to a controler like a Ranco; just trying to find a cheaper way
I just did the Ranco thing and hot water element to my HLT.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=49928
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