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Fridge temp controller for Fermenting

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 2:14 pm
by lhardin02
We are looking for a temp controller for our fridge. Does anyone know if this controller will work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/UNIVERSAL-PID-TEMPE ... 036wt_1167

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 2:48 pm
by david79thomas
for your fridge you might want something like this.
http://morebeer.com/view_product/16663/ ... Controller
It's what most people use for fermentation temperature control. It's easier because you just dial in your desired temperature and plug in the fridge to the controller and the controller to the wall outlet.
That controller you are looking at most people use for monitoring temperature of a brew stand set up which controls a motorized valve regulating gas flow to burners in turn regulating temperature for brewing.

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 4:38 pm
by lhardin02
Thanks David! Does anybody happen to have an extra one laying around that they would like to sell?

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 9:17 am
by aleguy
Actually, Temp controllers are generally used with freezers, not fridges. But for fermentation, you might as well, since most refrigerators don't go as high as many ale fermentations.
The Auber controller does not have enough amperage to control a fridge, or freezer. A love controller does. I have seen Love controllers mounted in the door of an upright freezer converted into a fermentation chamber for a 10-gallon conical.
Best of luck with your project. I still ferment everything at room temperature and have no complaints about the quality of my beer.