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Old 12-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, been lurking this forum for a few days now. Just order a chest freezer which of course I will be converting to a keezer. The pictures posted by the various home brewers are outstanding. I will be making a collar, my wood working skills aren't the best. In any event, I saw a few of the keezers with the temperature display on the front, awesome idea. I am not talking about the temp controller, just a LED display of the internal temperature.

Questions: Can anyone recommend a good temp monitor? Also, how do you go about connecting it to an AC plug? Thanks everyone!

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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maybe check out threads with "STC-1000" if that is what you are thinking. I'm sure there are other LED displays, but there are some threads that show how to wire this for cooling and heating (if desired)

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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the ones you are seeing with the temp display is the temp controller. Search stc 1000 on ebay. also start with this thread http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/stc-...-build-330427/
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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Auberins website is great. I have two different for my ferm chambers and work great

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, already have a temp controller. The Auberins look nice however I would need the inputs on the back instead of the bottom. The blue led one I saw is like $20 bucks however it is intended for a computer. Any other ideas?

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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Btw - leave it the noob (me) not to notice the thread below this one asking about a blue led temp gauge. Still not sure about the wiring, would love it if one of these was prewired for With an AC plug.

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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Think I found one that will suite my needs: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-temper...perature+gauge

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:35 PM   #8
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I just picked up a couple of these but haven't seen them yet... Kind of like waiting on a STC1000 though...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180996950079...84.m1497.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370522429679...84.m1497.l2649

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:15 AM   #9
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Thanks, saw those as well but they didn't get great reviews. Didn't even know about the stc until this post. Already purchased a Johnson temp controller.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:32 AM   #10
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I bought the Johnson first too, I have both a STC1000 controller and the Johnson controls.

I would highly recommend making a thermowell out of a old keg dip tube or something, just made one for myself a couple months ago and wish I had done it years ago. Way better that any other method of attaching the temp probe to the side of the bucket/carboy.

 
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