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Old 09-16-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Fermentation Temperature Controller?

Sorry I'm sure it's been asked. I've been looking at temperature controllers for brightening/fermentation since I've come across a free chest freezer. My only requirement is that I *really* don't want to modify the freezer.

I have seen two types of controllers: Ranco and Johnson. I'm looking for a model that you can plug your freezer directly into (ie no wiring required). Does anyone know the part number for this for either of these brands?

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Old 09-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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I think he meant a DIY guys... Here ya go:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-build-163849/

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I know you said you don't want to modify the freezer. Here's a pretty easy solution.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/how-...fridge-157513/

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[QUOTE=tasq;2280672]I think he meant a DIY guys... Here ya go:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-build-163849/ [/QUOTE

The OP said........

"I'm looking for a model that you can plug your freezer directly into (ie no wiring required). "

Doesn't sound like DIY to me

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I think he meant a DIY guys... Here ya go:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-build-163849/
The OP said........

"I'm looking for a model that you can plug your freezer directly into (ie no wiring required). "

Doesn't sound like DIY to me
I wasn't trying to be rude, but it is the DIY forum after all.
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Get a digital. The analogs are cheaper but have a wider swing and aren't as precise.

Also, get a dual output. This way you can also use a heating element. With the dual output you can dial in your temps and have the fermenter be within 1 degree of the setting no matter what the temp is outside.

No need for a thermowell. I get great results by just taping the probe to the side of the fermenter.

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I wasn't trying to be rude, but it is the DIY forum after all.
Sorry, having one of those days, too thin skinned today
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