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NEW PRODUCT - Temperature Controllers!

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Introducing the Inkbird temperature controllers! We searched far and wide for the most affordable/reliable "plug and play" temp controller (no wiring needed) and settled with Inkbird.

 

Product Features

  • Plug and play design for easy use
  • Dual relay output - able to connect with refrigeration and heating equipment at the same time
  • Supports the display of Centigrade or Fahrenheit units(-50~99 °C / -58~210 °F )
  • Maximum output load: 1100W(110V)
  • Dual display window - able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time
  • Temperature calibration settings for accurate readings
  • Compressor delay protection for refrigeration control
  • High and low temperature alarms
  • Over-temperature and sensor fault alarm

Additional Specs

  • Temperature Control Range : -50~99 °C / -58~210 ° F
  • Temperature Resolution: 0.1 ° C / 0.1° F
  • Temperature Accuracy: ±1°C (-50 ~ 70°C) / ±1°F (-50 ~ 160° F)
  • Temperature Control Mode :On/Off Control, Heating and Cooling
  • Input Power: 100 ~240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz
  • Temperature Control Output: Max. 10A, 100V ~240V AC
  • Buzzer Alarm: High and Low Temperature Alarm
  • Sensor Type: NTC sensor (Including)
  • Sensor Length: 6.56ft
  • Input Power Cable Length: 5ft
  • Output Power Cable Length: 1ft
  • Dimension Body: 5.5x2.7x1.3inch

 

 

Get yours HERE!

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I have to say that the Inkbird is a great temperature controller. I use it mainly for controlling the temperature of a small dorm room fridge I use as a cheese cave but you can use it to keep the temperature of your fermenter at a reasonable level in the summer or,  if your basement gets too cold to allow the yeast to ferment in the winter, to control a heater. Never tried it to control the temperature of a slow cooker but I would think that you could use it to transform your crockpot into a sous vide. Unlike some controllers this one is truly "plug and play".  

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Bought mine a few months ago from another vendor. Absolutely no complaints from me. I use mine on a dorm room size mini-fridge to control fermentation and lagering temperatures. I place the temperature probe against the flat end of my LBK's and tape a sponge over it to assure it is reading liquid temperatures and not the ambient air temps.

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I am in week 2 of fermentation of Churchill Brown Nut Ale. I have the Inkbird set up to turn on the refrigerator when the beer temperature reaches 68 degrees. When the beer drops to 65 degrees, the Inkbird will turn off the power. I don't need to open the door. I don't need to worry about ice packs. I don't need to worry about the thermostat on the mini-fridge. Best investment I've made so far.

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I set all mine to 64.  I have my controller set to come on 1/2 degree centigrade on either side of that (which is 17.8 C).  So mine goes from 63.14 (turn off) to 64.94 (turn on).  A little tighter, and lower.  

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On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 1:52 PM, RickBeer said:

I set all mine to 64.  I have my controller set to come on 1/2 degree centigrade on either side of that (which is 17.8 C).  So mine goes from 63.14 (turn off) to 64.94 (turn on).  A little tighter, and lower.  

My first time trying this recipe. Trying to stay slightly on the cooler side of the recipe while not straying too far. I will keep your comment in mind when I evaluate this one.

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Hey everyone, just wanted to let you all know that these are (finally) back in stock, in case anyone had their eye on it. Your whole order still ships free when you order this (UPS Flat Rate Ground, so within the lower 48 and not PO boxes)

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On ‎1‎/‎15‎/‎2017 at 1:04 PM, D Kristof said:

I am in week 2 of fermentation of Churchill Brown Nut Ale. I have the Inkbird set up to turn on the refrigerator when the beer temperature reaches 68 degrees. When the beer drops to 65 degrees, the Inkbird will turn off the power. I don't need to open the door. I don't need to worry about ice packs. I don't need to worry about the thermostat on the mini-fridge. Best investment I've made so far.

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@D Kristof and @RickBeer I have a dorm style fridge being delivered tomorrow, Monday, and got the Inkbird in on Sat.

Did you set your fridge thermostat for maximum cooling and then let the Inkbird control it from there?

I'm thinking of setting my temp for 64 or 65 with a 1 deg temp differential and I guess leaving the compressor protection at the 3min. default?

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Yes, set it on max cooling.

Set compressor on 10 minutes for safety.

 

Make sure to isolate the temp probe by putting the tip against the liquid area, covered by a folded rag/paper towel, then taped in place.

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2 minutes ago, RickBeer said:

Yes, set it on max cooling.

Set compressor on 10 minutes for safety.

 

Make sure to isolate the temp probe by putting the tip against the liquid area, covered by a folded rag/paper towel, then taped in place.

Thanks, and good to know about increasing the compressor time!

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I use a sponge to insulate my probe against the side of my LBK's, otherwise, ditto.

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6 hours ago, D Kristof said:

I use a sponge to insulate my probe against the side of my LBK's, otherwise, ditto.

Thanks, yes have been insulating my probe on the back of my LBK  in my cooler as well to read the wort temp. Although the coolers have worked very well for temp control, I'm really looking forward to the convenience of the fridge set-up.

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