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Old 10-23-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
Oct 2011
Kalama, Washington
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Will this STC-1000 controller work for a fermentation chamber using a small fridge..like a 4.4cu in fridge.

I guess where I am suprised is the cost, for $25 this controller does what I need?? I want to be able to heat also, maybe using a light bulb, or a carboy heater wrap??


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Old 10-23-2012, 04:28 AM   #2
Jul 2009
St Louis, MO
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Yes it will work. It handles 10 Amps. Keep a handy dandy Celcius to Farenheit conversion chart available if you're in America. You can't beat the price and its a proven and well documented piece of brewing equipment. Prost!

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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I did an identical build a while ago for a fermentation chamber on a 1.8cf mini-fridge I built a collar for, though I'm doing cooling only (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/mini...-build-343372/). There are plenty of great how-tos on HBT with wiring diagrams and the like that I used. Mine's been running flawlessly for several months now. The STC-1000 is also referred to as the "eBay Temperature Controller" when you do your searches.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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I'm using two of these with no problems at all. I tried the Farenheit to Celcius chart and found it to be a pain. I bought a cheap indoor/outdoor thermometer and taped the sensor to my STC sensor and put them both in some foam insulation with only one side open. Then I taped them to my carboy. Now I can read the temps without consulting a chart.

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