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Posted in thread: STC-1000 Very Odd Behavior on 02-25-2014 at 12:20 PM
The STC1000 is not sophisticated enough to store its current ON/OFF state. However, it is
sophisticated enough that it powers up to an ON state when AC power is applied, which is the
best option [...]...
Posted in thread: STC-1000 Very Odd Behavior on 02-24-2014 at 09:40 PM
I've been using an STC-1000 temperature controller on my ferm chamber for a couple of months.
It works great, but I found an odd problem that might affect people who live in areas that get
Posted in thread: Effect of Mash Thickness ? on 01-09-2014 at 04:32 PM
A program like Bru'n Water enables the brewer the opportunity to evaluate how mash thickness
may affect mash pH and the subsequent beer.Thanks Martin. I've download Bru'nWater, and I think
this will h...
Posted in thread: Effect of Mash Thickness ? on 01-08-2014 at 04:27 PM
How much does mash thickness affect the outcome? BeerSmith seems not to calculate this. Perhaps
other brewing software does? For one recipe, BeerSmith calculates the ABV for different mash
Posted in thread: STC-1000 - Any problems? on 12-25-2013 at 05:19 PM
Has anyone had any problems with the STC-1000 temperature controller?I'm still deciding whether
to go with Ranco 2-stage controller (commercial quality), and the STC-1000 (DIY quality?) for
Posted in thread: How To Heat a Refrigerator (WTF?) on 12-25-2013 at 05:11 PM
Another option is a heat belt that wraps around the heater. I think it's called a brew belt. I
know you already made your purchase.MoreBeer sells The FermWrap Heater for $30, and I'll bet
other HBS p...
Posted in thread: How To Heat a Refrigerator (WTF?) on 12-24-2013 at 08:55 AM
I wasn't sure so I just went into my garage and unpluged mine and plugged it back in after a
few minutes and it came back on set to the same temperature.Great news on the power-out
restart! The STC-10...
Posted in thread: How To Heat a Refrigerator (WTF?) on 12-24-2013 at 03:06 AM
If you want a cheap and effective way to make sure that you don't have the same problem next
year, or even later this winter, get an STC-1000 and follow Misplaced Canuck's build thread.The
Posted in thread: How To Heat a Refrigerator (WTF?) on 12-22-2013 at 03:14 AM
Yes, I'm sure it did. I made that thing about 5 years ago, so I don't recall exactly. I've got
another one still in the box, I'll take a look later. Now I see that they are about 100
Posted in thread: How To Heat a Refrigerator (WTF?) on 12-21-2013 at 04:51 PM
The A19 can be opened and the logic reversed to that it will work with a heater. I've done
this. It's a simple as moving a wire from one relay terminal to another. In fact, I wired it a
plug so I didn...