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Old 10-16-2014, 03:08 AM   #321
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Just got my Black Box. It looks awesome. Now I just need to get a chest freezer and brew a beer!

Sorry all for the newbie questions, but if I set a profile like below,
- Does the temperature change from day 4 to day 5 really take the 1 day that is set or will it just go as fast as it can to the new temperature?
- What happens at the end of the profile (14 days)? Does it just go to ambient or does it actively maintain the final set point temp?
- What is everyone using for heating inside a chest cooler? I was thinking the paint can light, but wasn't sure if that's the best option.

I think that's it for now. Can't wait to get this set up!

I use the fermwrap as the heating is applied directly to the carboy. The Blackbox maintains my beer within 1/2 degree. I also have a fan inside the freezer keeping the air in constant motion.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:25 AM   #322
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Just installed my Black Box and am fermenting 10 gallons of Dunkel Wiess - alas four days into the fermentation - but everything is working like a charm. Heat wrap is heating wine cooler chilling as appropriate, can't wait to get into the Programmable settings!

Thanks for a great product!

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Old 10-18-2014, 05:08 PM   #323
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I've opened up pre-orders once again (Click here to pre-order); just sent an email out to the list, but in case you didn't get it, a few things to note:

  • 100 units available for pre-order
  • First orders ship out next week and I'll go as fast as I can from there
  • Heater option now available (add a FermWrap for $28)
  • Price increased to $70 (from $65) for 2 reasons:
  1. Increased the donation to $5 per controller to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  2. Soldering the connections on the sensor connections is tedious, so I'm asking for $2 more to fund the resulting increase in homebrew consumption
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #324
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I forwarded to my friend to buy one. Not that you need more business

I'm out buying a chest freezer for mine now.

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Old 10-18-2014, 08:28 PM   #325
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This batch of 100 units is now sold out, and a $500 donation has been made to Dana-Farber. Thanks guys!

If you missed out on this batch and want to be notified when the next round is ready, please enter your email address here. (If you've already given me your email address in the past and have not unsubscribed, you do not need to re-enter your info).

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If I have a kegerator I want to use the black box with do I just plug it into the black box and it takes care of everything, or do I have to mess around with current temperature controller in the kegerator?

I'd like to order one but seeing as they're sold out I'd be happy ordering the flashed stc and putting together a box myself. Does anyone have a list for what parts I'd need to order on top of the STC to have a working DIY black box?

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If I have a kegerator I want to use the black box with do I just plug it into the black box and it takes care of everything, or do I have to mess around with current temperature controller in the kegerator?

Just plug it in, turn the temp setting on the kegerator all the way down, and the box will control from there.



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