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hank1105 12-29-2012 07:17 PM

Keezer Thermal Monitor
Hey everyone, been lurking this forum for a few days now. Just order a chest freezer which of course I will be converting to a keezer. The pictures posted by the various home brewers are outstanding. I will be making a collar, my wood working skills aren't the best. In any event, I saw a few of the keezers with the temperature display on the front, awesome idea. I am not talking about the temp controller, just a LED display of the internal temperature.

Questions: Can anyone recommend a good temp monitor? Also, how do you go about connecting it to an AC plug? Thanks everyone!

nbrack 12-29-2012 07:21 PM

maybe check out threads with "STC-1000" if that is what you are thinking. I'm sure there are other LED displays, but there are some threads that show how to wire this for cooling and heating (if desired)

bucfanmike 12-29-2012 07:21 PM

the ones you are seeing with the temp display is the temp controller. Search stc 1000 on ebay. also start with this thread http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/stc-1000-ebay-temperature-controller-build-330427/

hopmonster 12-29-2012 07:46 PM

Auberins website is great. I have two different for my ferm chambers and work great

hank1105 12-29-2012 08:56 PM

Thanks guys, already have a temp controller. The Auberins look nice however I would need the inputs on the back instead of the bottom. The blue led one I saw is like $20 bucks however it is intended for a computer. Any other ideas?

hank1105 12-29-2012 09:07 PM

Btw - leave it the noob (me) not to notice the thread below this one asking about a blue led temp gauge. Still not sure about the wiring, would love it if one of these was prewired for With an AC plug.

hank1105 12-29-2012 09:40 PM

Think I found one that will suite my needs: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-temperature-meter-remote-sensor/dp/B002B0KVFQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1356820762&sr=1-2&keywords=temperature+gauge

tealio 12-29-2012 10:35 PM

I just picked up a couple of these but haven't seen them yet... Kind of like waiting on a STC1000 though...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180996950079?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1497.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370522429679?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1497.l2649

hank1105 12-29-2012 11:15 PM

Thanks, saw those as well but they didn't get great reviews. Didn't even know about the stc until this post. Already purchased a Johnson temp controller.

tealio 12-29-2012 11:32 PM

I bought the Johnson first too, I have both a STC1000 controller and the Johnson controls.

I would highly recommend making a thermowell out of a old keg dip tube or something, just made one for myself a couple months ago and wish I had done it years ago. Way better that any other method of attaching the temp probe to the side of the bucket/carboy.

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