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Old 03-13-2013, 12:49 AM   #1
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Can I use a stc-1000 temp controller for my Brutus 10 build instead of the love temp controller?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B9PMRRO

 
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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I see no reason why it wouldn't work. You would save a ton of money.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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The Love controller and other PIDs have logic built into them to keep your system from overshooting your target temps. The stc 1000 is just a basic thermostat so you won't be able to control you temps precisely enough for brewing. They work fine for fermentation chambers though.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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You're right, not accurate enough for mash temps. There are some others on e-bay that are priced low: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-Temp...item589d3b80e5

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-New-Dual...item4ac2a1afdd

both come from China.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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Thanks guys that's what I was afraid of. I really just wanted to try and be cost effective but if its going to cost more for better quality beer then I will just eat it.

 
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #6
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Is the second pid 110v or 250v I'm confused and do the both have logic built in you guys are speaking of.

 
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Is the second pid 110v or 250v I'm confused and do the both have logic built in you guys are speaking of.
It can run off of either voltage and yes it has the pid control that you need.

[http://www.ebay.com/itm/PID-Digital-...item337ab454b6
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The cheap Chinese PIDs will work but they're typically not very user friendly. If you've never used a PID before, I'd recommend getting one from Auber Instruments. The extra $20 is worth it. I also like using RTDs rather than K-type thermocouples. They're less finicky and can be lengthened using standard wire.
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They have the same model with rtd input.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #10
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I already purchased the ones with the k-coupler and I don't have much experience with pids but I'm pretty savvy. Am I going to survive with these? Can I attach those rtd xlr type connectors to a k coupler. I feel like I made a mistake and jumped the gun. I know this is probably a lot to ask but i have been scouring the internet for this build and greatly appreciate everyones help. The Pid and the Coupler is all i need to finish and in don't know what to get. I want to do this with the coupler http://www.2nobledogsbrewing.com/wp-...Keggle-Tee.jpg I only spent 28 bucks on the pids and i will buy the better ones if need be, cause i would rather not cut corners to make better beer.

 
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