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Old 02-19-2010, 05:15 PM   #11
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Thanks for the replies. This is perfect for what I need then. Great diagram, this will help alot. I plan on building my fermentation chamber into the base of bar my when it is being constructed.


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Old 02-19-2010, 07:32 PM   #12
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ya it didn't take but maybe 10 days to get here at most i was suprised myself.. just gotta get it up and running now..

you are all welcome for my nice find there.. ahh 1 more thing to do today ahhh better get off here and get my chiller, heatstick and then the mini fridge controlled by that temp controller.


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Old 02-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #13
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yes, nice find for sure... thanks for your investigation!
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #14
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Ordered one on the 9th, arrived the 19th. Installation was simple enough and instructions in very simple broken English. I like the delay to save on compressor wear and tear. The probe as expected was very cheap, looks like can add any two prong model you want though.

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #15
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got mine hooked up and working fridge held the 34ish very well gotta warm it up to get to the 60-65 range i want.

i shall report back after we get a batch in there and see how it does.

android you use your controller yet for a batch?
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:46 AM   #16
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no, not yet. i am doing this project backward. i have a mini fridge that is ripe for making into a small fermentation chamber, but i need some decent weather and motivation to do it. i'm gonna just make a moderate sized extension so i can get good lager temp control and ferment 2 at a time... i have the temp control unit hooked up to my fridge keeping a nice consistent 4.3 deg celsius (40 deg F)

it doesn't seem to have any problem powering up the fridge or the space heater i plugged into the 'heat' side. so i have no doubt whatsoever that it will perform exactly what i want it to. the 0.3 deg C differential with the adjustable compressor delay is really nice, the programming is very easy and it's simple to wire up (which works well for me).
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:40 PM   #17
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Just ordered mine. I'm thinking it will come about the same time as the start relay I ordered for the chest freezer I got from CL.
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Ok, I'm paying attention... can't wait for updates.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:55 PM   #19
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in the process of fermenting a BM cream of 3 crop with pacman in the mini fridge with the controller on it and it is working beautifully. it has held the temp like a ranco (i have 1 for the kreezer) i am glad i made the purchase.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:58 PM   #20
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Awesome!

*adds to "to do" list*
Me too! I like this setup...


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