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Step by Step Temperature Build Using the STC/ITC-1000

Inkbird 110V All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit & Centigrade Thermostat + 2 Relays

Inkbird ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller

The STC-1000 has been a very popular homebrewing temperature controller.  One caveat of the STC-1000 (for some) is that the vast majority (maybe all?) display in Celsius only.  Yes you can do some firmware re-flashing and such things, but as far as off the shelf units, the vast majority read in Celsius.  Some may point to this offering.  It does indeed read in deg F, however, it appears to be the single stage version.

Enter the Inkbird ITC-1000… It’s 110 V, Dual Stage (can control both heating and cooling output), has an alarm to indicate sensor failure or high temperature and… it displays in Fahrenheit… finally!  It’s also said to be more user friendly than the STC-1000.  In addition to the ITC-1000, an ITC-2000 model is available.  That adds the ability to set both high and low temperature alarms.

The STC-1000 was already a great controller, arguably the best value in temperature controllers.  These improvements seem to make a great thing even better.

Inkbird 110V All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit & Centigrade Thermostat + 2 Relays Sensor

Related: ITC-1000 PDF Manual · Tips and Gear for your Kegerator

The American Homebrewers Association has a great write up on a step by step build out of an STC-1000/ITC-1000 Temperature Controller Build.  It includes a parts list, pictures and diagrams along with a step by step how to for getting this going.

Check it out: How to Build a Temperature Controller

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120mm 3 Speed Fan – Stir Plates and Kegerator Circulation

TriCool 120mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch from Antec

Possible uses include… putting together a DIY Stir Plate and using this for a recirculating fan in your kegerator – See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan  The three speed switch may come in handy for a DIY stir plate build.  Depending on your setup, it could possibly negate the need for a speed/control potentiometer in a stir plate build.

I’ve been told that the three position speed switch works for a stir plate on a smaller model from Antec…. from HBF Reader Dave : “Have used this for a stir plate setup… totally don’t need a potentiometer (speed controller) – just use the high-med-low.”

Antec TriCool 120mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Also Consider: Antec TriCool 92mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Related: 3D Printed Stir Plate Magnet Mounting-Thingy

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3D Printed Stir PlateHBF Magnet Mounting Aid – Read the Full Write Up.

The HBF Magnet Mounting Thingy is designed to allow you to easily and accurately mount 1/2″ x 1/8″ Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets to this fan for use as a stir plate.  Read the Full Write Up.

The STL file is available for free if you have access to a 3D printer.  See the full write up for that file.

The magnet mounting aid is also available for purchase via Shapeways.

Percentage-wise, a big part of the cost of getting one of these is shipping.  For a limited time, for first time Shapeways customers, Shapeways is offering free shipping to US Addresses.  Use promo code FIRSTFREE to get in on this.

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Also: Tips and Gear for your Kegerator

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120mm 3 Speed Fan – Stir Plates and Kegerator Circulation

TriCool 120mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch from Antec

Possible uses include… putting together a DIY Stir Plate and using this for a recirculating fan in your kegerator – See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan  The three speed switch may come in handy for a DIY stir plate build.  Depending on your setup, it could possibly negate the need for a speed/control potentiometer in a stir plate build.

I’ve been told that the three position speed switch works for a stir plate on a smaller model from Antec…. from HBF Reader Dave : “Have used this for a stir plate setup… totally don’t need a potentiometer (speed controller) – just use the high-med-low.”

Antec TriCool 120mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Also Consider: Antec TriCool 92mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Related: 3D Printed Stir Plate Magnet Mounting-Thingy

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3D Printed Stir PlateHBF Magnet Mounting Aid – Read the Full Write Up.

The HBF Magnet Mounting Thingy is designed to allow you to easily and accurately mount these magnets to this fan for use as a stir plate.  Read the Full Write Up.

The STL file is available for free if you have access to a 3D printer.  See the full write up for that file.

The magnet mounting aid is also available for purchase via Shapeways.

Shapeways experienced some website issues over the past two days.  They are back up and going now.  To says thanks for customer’s patience they are discounting everything on Shapeways (including the magnet mounting thingy) by 10%.  Use coupon code THANKYOU10 to get that discount.

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