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Old 04-18-2008, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Love TSS2 Dual Stage Temp Controller

Anyone use one of these for fermentation control?

http://www.dwyer-inst.com/HTDOCS/temperature/SeriesTSS2Price.CFM

They're only about 15 dollars more than the TS single stage controller, and I was considering using it to control the fridge compressor and a light bulb inside at the same time. Ideas?



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Old 04-18-2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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I use the single stage for my fermentation control and just plug in a 25 watt vanity light bulb when the temps drop below 40 here in the winter. Works like a charm for me.



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I know it's an old thread, but I was considering doing exactly what the OP asked. The controller is only $20 more and the wiring would be easy.

Ed, do you just leave the light on all the time?

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I know it's an old thread, but I was considering doing exactly what the OP asked. The controller is only $20 more and the wiring would be easy.

Ed, do you just leave the light on all the time?

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Nope, just when the temps drop below 50 outside. I don't use it very much.
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heh, I just noticed your location It gets cold for a lot longer up here. My basement is usually a steady 50-55 in the winter. Hmm...

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Yeah, mine is in my garage where the ambient temp ranges from 70 to 100 degrees these days. 10 gallons of Wounded Knee IPA are fermenting happily away at 65 through.

I would just leave the bulb on all the time. The freezer will cycle on and off as needed and you always have light when you open the door.

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Good point about the freezer cycling. I've ordered the basic controller. Now to find a freezer! Hello, Freecycle...

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Yeah, mine is in my garage where the ambient temp ranges from 70 to 100 degrees these days. 10 gallons of Wounded Knee IPA are fermenting happily away at 65 through.

I would just leave the bulb on all the time. The freezer will cycle on and off as needed and you always have light when you open the door.
I know this is an old thread, but are you still using this method for heating Ed?


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