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Old 05-15-2013, 12:09 AM   #3541
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Where is the probe?
This.

And upping the delay to 10 min won't hurt anything, and might help save your compressor, especially if you have the probe just dangling.


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Old 05-15-2013, 01:03 AM   #3542
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Hanging in mid air about 1/2 way between the top and bottom of the keezer. I have a cup of water in there to put the probe in that's getting to temp but it hasn't gotten there yet.


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Old 05-15-2013, 01:06 AM   #3543
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Hanging in mid air about 1/2 way between the top and bottom of the keezer. I have a cup of water in there to put the probe in that's getting to temp but it hasn't gotten there yet.
That's why it's cycling a lot. Put it in the water. Or put it under some bubble wrap and tape it to the keg.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #3544
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Just picked up a controller. Couple things though. What gauge and amp wiring should I use for internal and main plug? I read that someone just cut a little more off plug wiring and used that. Also what rating outlet should I use? 15a 125 volts or 20a 125 volts. Does it matter? May be dumb questions but want to be on right track.
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The relays on the STC1000 are rated for 10 Amps, so if you used 14 gauge wire you have head room there, and a 15A duplex outlet would be plenty...

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Old 05-21-2013, 01:10 AM   #3546
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Thanks for the information. That helps a lot.
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I just noticed that Amazon has the 110V STC-1000 for less than $20 now. Free shipping on $25 orders. That's better than waiting for a package from China.

http://amzn.to/16NXgvz
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:12 PM   #3548
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Has anyone run the temperature probe through the blowoff tube and have it sitting in the wort while fermenting? Came up with the idea but not sure how well it'd work
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I just noticed that Amazon has the 110V STC-1000 for less than $20 now. Free shipping on $25 orders. That's better than waiting for a package from China.

http://amzn.to/16NXgvz
wow very cool. I'm going to have to pick up an extra. gotta love amazon. Thanks for the link.
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Has anyone run the temperature probe through the blowoff tube and have it sitting in the wort while fermenting? Came up with the idea but not sure how well it'd work
That's not a horrible idea...someone try it! Probably need a long probe though.


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