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Old 05-04-2011, 04:34 AM   #1
Mar 2009
Virginia Beach, Va.
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Hey folks the title says it all. The temp controller I have been using on my beer fridge crapped out. http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...hermostat.html

I am looking for something reasonably priced and reliable, any recommendations? Thanks,

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Old 05-04-2011, 05:21 AM   #2
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Feb 2009
Tucson, AZ
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I like Love controllers, but many here will whine that they are too expensive, TSX-3=$70

Otherwise, do a search for ebay aquarium temp controller, lowest price if you can handle Celciius readings.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:25 AM   #3
Jan 2010
Lancaster, PA
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EBay temp controller, hands down.

Two stage let's you control both a heater and cooler at the same time.

Print out a Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion chart and you're set.

Total cost: less than $40.

I'm currently using 2. Have held 35 for 2 weeks so far on one side of my ferm chamber.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:43 AM   #4
Mar 2011
Ft Worth, TX
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I did a lot of searching before I bought this: http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...C___9161.shtml. It was $73 shipped. I couldn't find a lower price for a digital temp controller, pre-wired.

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Old 05-04-2011, 08:31 AM   #5
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Jun 2010
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I have a Ranco Single Stage ETC-111100 that I was planning to put in the classifieds by this weekend as soon I get a box to ship it in and determine weight. Originally an unwired version, I wired it with heavy duty electrical extension cord. I used for a couple months last fall until the weather got cooler and I realized I needed a dual-stage unit because my ferm frig is in a detached, unheated garage. There is about 30" of female end cord and about 10' of male end cord. Let me know. Just noticed you are in VA Beach. I live in King William but work in Hampton at Langley AFB near the HomeBrew USA store. If in the area this might save you on shipping.

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Old 05-04-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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Mar 2011
Brandon, Florida
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Johnson A419, $55 (about $65 shipped). You need to supply your own cord, but who doesn't have a few cords laying around (PC power, old extension cords, etc)?

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