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Old 02-24-2009, 03:39 PM   #11
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Yes, that controller will work great.

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Old 02-24-2009, 03:42 PM   #12
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If you're planning on using it as a fermentation vessel for your lagers, I believe you will want the TS2. This will allow you to keep your fermentation between a set parameter - turning on the freezer when it's too warm and a lightbulb or fermwrap or aquarium heater when it's too cold. Right?
Is that a requirement? I figured as long as I could controll the temperature between a set parameter that that would be fine. Why would I need to heat the inside of the freezer? As long as the temperature controller turned on at a set temp and cut off at a set temp it should maintain the temperature between those two settings right? I am very new to lagering. As a matter of fact I have not done a lager so any advice would be great. Thanks.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:05 PM   #14
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Why would I need to heat the inside of the freezer? As long as the temperature controller turned on at a set temp and cut off at a set temp it should maintain the temperature between those two settings right?
What happens when the freezer gets too cold - say in the winter months? You'll need a way to heat it up (with a lightbulb, aquarium heater, fermwrap, etc).

This controller would only turn on the freezer compressor when it got too warm...

If you're keeping this indoors where it will always stay above your lagering temp, you will probably be okay with the TS, TS2 or TSX.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:28 PM   #15
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FYI: TSX is backordered from Dwyer/Love. Estimated ship time is 8 weeks. Un-freaking-believable.

SO I went with the TS2-010 - in hindsight it appears to be a better solution anyway - I guess a probe isn't included in this one so I added a 5' w metal probe. I TXFR'd to technical support and they said this would work fine as a simple on/off switch. The TSS2 (dual stage) would be the one for a fermentation vessel where you want to control on/off on 2 different items (ie freezer compressor & some sort of heating element).

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TS: $65 Heating or cooling applications includes 5' probe
TS2: $50 Heating or cooling applications - does not include probe (one can be purchased for $7-$9.5 depending on length)
TSX: $55 Cooling Applications only - tech guy said it was too complex for what it is designed for. I believe this doesn't include a probe either
TSS2: $69 Heating or Cooling Applications - 2 relays - can operate 1 heating and 1 cooling device - good for fermenter

Hopefully that helps someone who had the same questions I did.

Here's the link to temp controllers: Dwyer Instruments - Temperature Table of Contents

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That is all correct. If you want to simultaneously control a heating element and the fridge you need the TSS2. I just wired a TSS2 into my side-by-side project. See my sig if you want to see how that works.

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Bumping an old thread, but just curious if anyone uses the TSX and monitors ambient temp as well? Looks like it has two inputs.

"Units are designed to accept up to two temperature probes selectable between PTC or NTC thermistor input."


My keezer will be located in a shop outside. So I would be interested in knowing the ambient temp. I would need to mount a probe on the outside to get that reading...

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I have ghetto rigged my deep freezer. I will soon find out if it will work. What I have done is insulate around the compressor box. Then I added a fluorescent light that will keep the remaining area warmer than the compressor/probe area. I have 3 thermometers in it to see if how cool the remaining area will keep. One of the thermometers i am using is the outdoor sensor from our atomic clock so I can watch the temp from inside the house. This method but with an incandescent bulb may even be enough to keep the beer from freezing in the winter.

Now I will wait to see what temp the freezer will get down to before it shuts off. I will most likely have to play with the temp control a little.

I did this because I am impatient and my keggerator kit will be here in 3 days and also cheap.

I also was wondering, would a temperature control from a refrigerator work?

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Has anyone tried the newer TS3 or TSX3 controllers? I haven't found any reference to them except for whats provided by Dwyer. Is there anything about these that would be undesirable for a keezer temp controller? I like the selectable temp units and they have a nice look to them.

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Has anyone tried the newer TS3 or TSX3 controllers? I haven't found any reference to them except for whats provided by Dwyer. Is there anything about these that would be undesirable for a keezer temp controller? I like the selectable temp units and they have a nice look to them.
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Does anyone have any input on the TS3?
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