Howdy all, hope everyone had a great turkey day!
Soooo, I started the initial build of my keezer yesterday, I picked up the magic chef 7.2, and had ordered this thermostat:
Weatherproof Line Voltage Greenhouse Thermostat
After getting it all wired up, I hung my digital probe thermometer and found that the variance on this particular mechanical thermostat seems to be in the range of 8-10 degrees ambient air temp.
I did a search on existing thermostat threads, and will be trying the glass of water trick tonight, though I did throw some beers in there yesterday and was monitoring the temp throughout the day, and managed to get it dialed in to around 42.
I guess this is a long way of asking. Does anyone else use this thermostat? Is 10 degrees of variance too much? I am just concerned about the temperature variance once a load gets put on the freezer. Those that do have a ranco, what is your variance set too? Should I just save myself the headache and buy a digital thermostat?
Thanks in advance!
As a side note, this forum is fantastic, I started brewing about 5 weeks ago, and while I have made some mistakes, I have avoided many many more by soaking up the info here. I have 5 beers in the pipe, including my first one. Ha! A red ale, Rogue dead guy, Guiness clone, a dunkel, and a Redhook ESB clone. I think I'm gonna pick up another carboy and fire up the apfelwein for the wife.