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Old 02-17-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a temperature controller for my (chest freezer) fermentation chamber if anyone has one they are looking to unload. I have a Johnson controller for my keezer and like it. But would consider other brands too.

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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are you a DIY kind of guy?
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #3
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This would be a great small scope DIY project. Do you have a write up for a DIY temperature control?

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:06 PM   #4
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This would be a great small scope DIY project. Do you have a write up for a DIY temperature control?
Can you guys point me in the right direction? I'd be willing to give it a try. Thanks!

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #5
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-build-163849/

lots of variations on the theme, but all are based on that $26, shipped to you from China, equarium temp controller.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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You can get it complete from rebel brewer, too for $90.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:15 PM   #7
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There is also the option of buying a Ranco cheap and wiring a cord to it for ~$60 all said and done. Going this route is much cheaper than buying one at a homebrew shop and it is quite easy. If you can wire a standard outlet you can wire a Ranco with no problems. This is what I did for the 3 Rancos I have and I love them. Below are links for Ranco ETC 111000 which I am assuming you would need unless you are looking for a dual temperature control. I also included a link for the dual controller ETC 211000 if you need this function.

http://www.etcoutlet.com/products/ra...ller-120-240v/ -$46 plus $10 shipping

http://www.climatedoctors.com/items/...?itemid=429705

How to wire an ETC 111000 with a standard extension cord:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/how-...roller-127081/

Ranco ETC 211000 (dual controller):
http://www.climatedoctors.com/items/...?itemid=423907

 
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:20 PM   #8
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Is there any advantage of the Ranco over the Johnson besides cost? I'm not opposed to spending a little more for the JC if it is a better unit. Otherwise I could brew another batch with the difference in cost if the Ranco is the way to go.

 
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