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Old 09-13-2011, 05:22 AM   #1
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I am just looking for a cheap fermentation controller. Digital or analog are both fine. I don't trust my skills putting together electrical devices to build my own. If anyone has one laying around not being used let me know what you want for it and maybe we can work something out.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:37 AM   #2
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I bought a dual stage digital temp controller for 150 from morebeer.com not sure if that's to much or not. I like it a lot because Its all wired. Just plug and go.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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thats more temp controller than i need. I just need something to keep my "slightly" modified mini fridge at around 60ish degrees with up to two ale pales in it. I found a Johnson a419 on amazon for $50 but I would rather buy something from another home brewer that can go back into someones beer. Kind of a pay it forward type of thing.

If no one has one that they are trying to unload I am just going to buy the one on amazon, just thought I would check here first.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/for/2596742955.html

Amazing good deal. Its not mine but the guy only wants $30 and is in Mesa, az. Hope it works for you.

 
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:40 PM   #5
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Another tip if you know someone that works HVAC they usually have all kinds of old temp controllers laying around. Found this out to late from my dad who works HVAC could have gotten one for free.

 
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:58 AM   #6
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http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/for/2596742955.html

Amazing good deal. Its not mine but the guy only wants $30 and is in Mesa, az. Hope it works for you.
I might owe you a beer. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:48 AM   #7
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:25 AM   #8
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Dude. The small amount of wiring on the eBay controllers is impossible to screw up. And you can't beat the price. The vast majority of people making them have no experience with electrical work either... it's a learning process, and something this simple is the best place to start.

If you want to make it even cheaper and easier, just get a short extension cord, cut it in half, and use the wiring from there.

There are more than enough people on the eBay temp controller thread willing to walk you through every little step, and you can PM me with any questions if you want.

 
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