Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Thermostat for Son of Fermentation Chiller
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
tmyoung
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Thermostat for Son of Fermentation Chiller

Hey folks,

I'm working on a Son of Fermentation Chiller project, and I'm looking for an appropriate thermostat. I'm looking for something that the thermistor could be removed from the unit, so I can mount it on the outside. The goal is to be able to do something very similar to this project here. Unfortunately the thermostat in the preceding link seems to have been discontinued. If anybody has any ideas, that would be a huge help.

Thanks

Edit: I have 12V DC fan, and power adapter, I'm very comfortable soldering, but setting up a relay, if necessary, is a bit beyond my expertise.

__________________
tmyoung is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
dannedry
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mason, MI
Posts: 168
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tmyoung View Post
Hey folks,

I'm working on a Son of Fermentation Chiller project, and I'm looking for an appropriate thermostat. I'm looking for something that the thermistor could be removed from the unit, so I can mount it on the outside. The goal is to be able to do something very similar to this project here. Unfortunately the thermostat in the preceding link seems to have been discontinued. If anybody has any ideas, that would be a huge help.

Thanks

Edit: I have 12V DC fan, and power adapter, I'm very comfortable soldering, but setting up a relay, if necessary, is a bit beyond my expertise.
I picked up an analog Johnson Controller off Ebay for like $22 shipped. It works great for me! I made the MOTHER of Son of Fermentation Chiller... that holds 2 carboys. Love it.
__________________
dannedry is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
beergolf
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
beergolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: collingswood, nj
Posts: 4,020
Liked 373 Times on 304 Posts
Likes Given: 117

Default

I used a Rite Temp one that I got at HD. They still have them at the HD near me. Works great and was only 9 bucks.

__________________
beergolf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
tmyoung
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up with the RiteTemp, which I found on Amazon.

__________________
tmyoung is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thermostat in Fermentation Chiller matt-tastic DIY Projects 1 04-29-2012 06:30 PM
Thermostat/Thermistor Question - SOF Chiller RedGlass DIY Projects 33 06-06-2011 05:35 PM
Son of Fermentation Thermostat Bugaboo DIY Projects 2 08-24-2010 12:55 AM
Thermostat question for fermentation chiller yusupov DIY Projects 15 11-06-2009 03:29 AM
ferm chiller thermostat stevecaaster DIY Projects 16 06-25-2008 03:54 AM