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Old 12-31-2007, 05:48 AM   #1
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I just picked up one of these for controlling fermentation temps....what do you think?

http://luxproducts.com/thermostats/win100.htm

On sale this week at Menards for $34!
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:52 AM   #2
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Is it your intent to use this to maintain an air-conditioner or heater to keep a room at a specific temp? If so, looks like it will do that just fine.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:57 AM   #3
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I've got it inside my fridge now, with a ceramic heater plugged into it. I need to dial it in some (the heater heated up the fridge too quickly), but I think it will maintain temps with no problems.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:01 AM   #4
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It only goes down to 45 F. That may not be low enough if you want to use it for lagering.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:11 AM   #5
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It only goes down to 45 F. That may not be low enough if you want to use it for lagering.
Yeah....I thought of that. But I saw this on the shelf and thought I'd give it a shot. I think it's a quick and easy answer for anyone just doing ales. And, since it goes to 45, you could get pretty close to the lower temps by just using the fridge directly. If I were using a freezer, it obviously wouldn't work.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:00 PM   #6
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I am going the freezer route myself and got the temp controller from Beer Beer and More Beer

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Old 12-31-2007, 05:34 PM   #7
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Interesting...

It says that the temp differential is adjustable, what kind of settings are available? Could be a decent option if you don't want to lager.

Also, it should work fine on a freezer, as long as you don't need to get below 45F.

 
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:04 PM   #8
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Interesting...

It says that the temp differential is adjustable, what kind of settings are available? Could be a decent option if you don't want to lager.

Also, it should work fine on a freezer, as long as you don't need to get below 45F.
The temp differential is adjustable from 1-9 degrees. So far it's been holding my fridge at 68-69 for about 12 hours.
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