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Thermostat control for Electric HLT or Kettle

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Boodlemania

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Anyone ever thought of using/modifying a water heater thermostat for use in a EHLT?

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Seems like a ghetto-way to get temperature control. I'm sure the hysteresis, etc with this thing is ridiculously bad. However, I'm sure it would beat manual adjustment of a Variac.
 

HomebrewJeff

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It looks like the max temp on that is 150, which is too low for an HLT, and would be really limited for a MT. I think there is a quite a few options out there for temp control, however price does go up with ease of use / accuracy.
 
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