Originally Posted by Drbobcat
Your set point should be 53* (I just picked the middle of 48*-54*) with your differential at 1* (this means an acceptable temperature to the controller will be 52*-54*). Set your ASD to 12 (minutes). This means that your fridge can't cycle any faster than every 12 minutes-this helps to prevent your fridge from burning out. If your wort is warmer than 54* then the fridge will cycle "on" continuously until the temperature is in the acceptable range. Then it will only cycle when you get over 54*.
So once the temp gets above 54* (55* or 54.1*?) the fridge will run as long as it needs to until the temp is below the (setpoint or setpoint-differential?)
Then once it kicks off, it can't come back on for 12 minutes to protect the compressor?
Is this an accurate summation?
Also, where do I put the probe? just anywhere in the fridge? Tape it to the bucket/carboy? Does that even help?