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Old 10-14-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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Which auberins controller do you all recommend for a UDS? They have a 10 & a 20 cfm model. I'm not worried about price differences, but don't want an under or over sized blower.

 
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:15 AM   #2
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If they list one that is recommended for the 22.5" WSM use that one. The dimensions are almost the same. When I was looking a while ago I think I remember 5cfm being enough but I can't remember for sure now.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:21 PM   #3
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Thanks. They list a 6.5CFM for the WSM (no size mentioned) and a 10 CFM for the WSM if you want temps above 300 deg. So the 10 should do the trick no problem.

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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FYI:

The 20CFM was way too big. It would blow all the hot air out lowering the temp and entering a positive feedback loop. I built an aluminum orifice plate on for the air intake. That throttled it down and it worked great. I'm guessing the 5 CFM you mentioned would be great.

Also Auber sucks. The controller craps out below 20 deg F and throws an error. They don't list the environmental specs on the website. It is really BS because 20F isn't that cold. No offer from them to take it back or make it right. I abandoned the controller the first time I tried to use it because of this. The second time I had to put it in a heat blanket.

 
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Also Auber sucks. The controller craps out below 20 deg F and throws an error. They don't list the environmental specs on the website. It is really BS because 20F isn't that cold. No offer from them to take it back or make it right. I abandoned the controller the first time I tried to use it because of this. The second time I had to put it in a heat blanket.
That sucks. I was seriously considering one but now probably won't. It wouldn't be that much of a problem around here but with my luck it would be cold as hell the night before I wanted to do something.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:01 AM   #6
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any ideas how to heat it? See this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/small-heater-300332/

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
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Power cord broke at the blower. This thing is a headache.

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #8
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any ideas how to heat it? See this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/small-heater-300332/
Didn't see this until just now. As long as it wasn't raining I would stick it in a decent sized carboard box along with one of those clip on job lights with a 40 or 60 watt lightbulb.
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Power cord broke at the blower. This thing is a headache.
That is probably an easy fix, but still unexcusable.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #10
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That is probably an easy fix, but still unexcusable.
Agreed. At this point he has offered to take it back. I believe I am keeping it, so I have no right to tear it a new one. However, I will say: don't buy Aubern if you want an out of the box working solution. Hoping to use it again this weekend.

 
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