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Old 01-25-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Hello all.

This is my first post on the forums so let me just thank everyone for all of the wonderful information and contributions here!

I am in the process if gathering equipment for a fermentation chamber and I was wondering what you all think the best American made alternative to the eBay aquarium temp controller is. I am trying to more actively support American manufacturing and I don't mind paying more for something made here in the states.

I've been scouring CL for a freezer and just waiting for the right price. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:05 AM   #2
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Sadly, if you google "homebrew temp controller made in usa", the first hit (and only relevant one) is this thread. Some of the high end lab companies assemble their equipment in the states, though you'll pay $500 for a temperature controller through them. Doesn't look good.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:33 AM   #3
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Auber Instruments

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:23 AM   #4
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Control Products is out on MN. They require some wiring but I am very happy with mine...

http://www.amazon.com/Control-Produc...7551657&sr=8-8

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:30 AM   #5
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Control Products is out on MN. They require some wiring but I am very happy with mine...

http://www.amazon.com/Control-Produc...7551657&sr=8-8
http://www.controlproductsinc.com/china-tour.html


@OneHoppyGuy - Are you sure about Auber? I could have sworn that my PID said Made in China, but I certainly could be wrong about that. Google isn't helping me find anything either way.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:38 AM   #6
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My Auber says CHINA.

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:04 AM   #7
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Really? Oops. I thought their stuff was made here...

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:20 AM   #8
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I try as hard as I can to buy American made products. Johnson Controls A419 is a pretty popular unit, I have one it works great. I also bought one of the EBAY temp controllers because I was curious how they compared to the more expensive stuff. It works really well, though I do support your desire to go American. I've also bought a lot of things from Auber and like the support the owner gives and he does back his products, but alas most of it is made in China or elsewhere, not here.

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #9
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I'm not aware of any made in the US, but my Love TS controller is made in Spain.

 
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:58 PM   #10
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Thank you all for the input and suggestions. I definitely don't have the budget for high end lab thermos so I suppose I will pick based on reviews/customer support.

 
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