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Hands On Review: Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Temperature Controller

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Inkbird’s Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat is a dual stage, pre-wired Digital Temperature Controller

Temperature controllers, sometimes referred to as over-riding thermostats, can control devices like refrigerators, freezers and fermentation heating devices to provide a consistent temperature for your kegerator, fermentation chamber or brew system. They do this by monitoring the temperature and cycling on and off the device in question. Generally, you will set the device to full cooling or heating power and the temperature controller takes over from there.

Dual stage means that the Itc-308 can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Here’s a hands on review of the ITC-308 temperature controller.

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Fermentation Heat Wrap… $16 at Brew Hardware + Inkbird Hands on Review

FERMENTATION HEAT WRAP

About via Brew Hardware… “This simple heating wrap has a lot of surface area for nice even heat around any carboy or bucket. Wrap it around and secure with either tape or a large rubberband/bungie cord. This unit does NOT have a built in thermostat so you will need to use a controller of some sort such as the STC-1000, Johnson A419, or the new Inkbird controller that we offer.” [keep reading]

As of this posting, this is marked down to just $16.  Shipping is a Flat $7.99 with a $150 order or free with a $299 order.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

FERMENTATION HEAT WRAP

Also Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

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Hands on Review: “Kegerator With Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” – Designed for Homebrewers

keg king kegerator reviewKeg King Kegerators, are the first line of Kegerators Designed for Homebrewers.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.

Features:

  • Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 Faucet Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
  • Stainless Steel Air Cooled Tower
  • Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
  • Robust MKIII CO2 Regulator included
  • CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
  • Stainless Steel Door
  • Drip Tray is removable for easy cleaning
  • Glass Rack
  • Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
  • Includes beer and gas tubing
  • Removable shelf if you want to use it as refrigerator

There is apparently some sort of name change in the works for this lineup.  MoreBeer is now referring to these as “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” or “Kegerator with Flow Control Intertap Faucets”.  Whatever they’re called they’re made by Keg King and they are awesome.

If you’re looking for a review for MoreBeer’s Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets it is one in the same with our Keg King Kegerator review – SEE: Hands on Review: Keg King Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers

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Two Inkbird Digital Temp Controller Deals! – ITC-308 & ITC-310TB

Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

  • Plug and play design, easy to use;
  • Dual relay output, be able to connect with refrigeration and heating equipment at the same time
  • Support reading with Centigrade or Fahrenheit unit
  • Maximum output load: 1100W(110V)
  • Dual display window, be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time

Dual stage means that the Itc-308 can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum output is 1,100 watt at 110 volts.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures. This is a great controller. Check out my [Hands on Review]

Deal #1 ITC-308: As of this posting, coupon code EGBABR3W takes 20% off this great temperature controller.  Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Deal #2 ITC-310TB: As of this posting, coupon code JZRYNOLM takes 20% off this great temperature controller.Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird ITC308 Review

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Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – Save 20% <- Featured in "6 Upgrades for Your Kegerator"

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe / Magnet / Alert for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument Cigar

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe by Engbird

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Accurate (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is ±2%RH and 0.5°F) and fast response. Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower and working life will be longer.
  • Monitoring range: 50 meters / 150ft (No obstructions).Temperature Range: -40 ~140°F (Inner sensor) -40~212°F (External probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • Inside and external probe are supplied. External probe can monitor the temperature of liquid. °C /°F mode and with magnet. Engbird app can be applied to IOS and Android system and support multi-language. History and Immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth.
  • Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, the max date storage is 30000 point. Different sampling interval (10s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 30min) can be setting. The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • Multiple Devices: One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

I use this in my kegerator!  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Also: Battery Replacement Guide for Engbird IBS-TH1

6/13/18 7 AM Central: As of this posting, coupon code SMVNT3CM takes 20% off this unit. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe / Magnet / Alert for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument Cigar


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Announcing: The Icemaster Glycol Chiller via MoreBeer

Icemaster Glycol Chiller

From MoreBeer: “We are very excited to offer the Ice Master G40 Glycol Chiller, it is great unit at an amazing price! The Icemaster is designed to cool fermentations in small vessels. It can be used with any vessel that has a glycol jacket or even a submersed Cooling Snake! For each vessel you want to cool you will need to buy one of our Glycol Pump Kits.”

From the product description: “The Icemaster is designed to cool fermentations in small vessels. It can be used with any vessel that has a glycol jacket or submersed cooling coil/rod. For each vessel you want to cool you will need to buy one of our Glycol Pump Kits. Each tank is able to be separately temperature controlled. Each Glycol Pump Kit includes a submersible pump that is placed in the cool bath of this chiller along with a digital controller. The digital controller includes a thermal probe that should be inserted into a thermal well in your vessel or can be taped to the outside of the vessel if you don’t have a thermal well. The digital controller then measures the temperature of your tank and turns the submersible pump on or off to cool to your desired set temperature. Up to four tanks can be controlled separately with one Icemaster and four Glycol Pump Kits.”

Compatability
The Icemaster can be used with any fermenter that has a built in cooling jacket or a submersed cooling coil. It works well as the cooling source for the following sytems and fermenters.

  • Ss Brewtech Fermenters and Brites with optional FTS Temperature Control Systems: Because FTS systems include a pump and controller you will not need to buy a separate Glycol Pump Kit.
  • Spike Conical with Optional Cooling Package – Because the optional Spike cooling system includes a pump and controller you will not need to buy a separate Glycol Pump Kit.
  • Speidel Tanks with Optional Cooling Jackets – You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for each tank.
  • Grainfather Fermenters – Grainfather fermenters have standard cooling jackets. You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for eash fermenter
  • Blichmann Fermenators with Optional Cooling Coil – You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for each Fermenator.

Keep Reading – As of this posting, this is selling for $699.99.  Check out the product page for complete details, availability and pricing.

Icemaster Glycol Chiller GLY350

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Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller – 20% Off Coupon!

Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

  • Plug and play design, easy to use;
  • Dual relay output, be able to connect with refrigeration and heating equipment at the same time
  • Support reading with Centigrade or Fahrenheit unit
  • Maximum output load: 1100W(110V)
  • Dual display window, be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time

Dual stage means that the Itc-308 can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum output is 1,100 watt at 110 volts.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures. This is a great controller. Check out my [Hands on Review]

5/12/18 8 AM Central: As of this posting, coupon code EGBABR3W takes 20% off this great temperature controller.  Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1100w, w/ Sensor

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird ITC308 Review

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Inkbird ITC-310TB, Dual Stage w/12 Programmable Timers – 20% Off Coupon!

Inkbird 10A 110V Digital Heating & Cooling Pre-wired Temperature Controller With 12 periods Timer Stage For Home brewing, Greenhouse, Heating mat

Itc-301TB by Inkbird.  Digital Dual Stage Pre-Wired Temperature Controller with 12 Timers.

My contact at Inkbird has said that timers start when a certain temperature is reached.

Dual stage means that the Itc-310TB can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.

6/11/18 10 AM Central: As of this posting, coupon code JZRYNOLM takes 20% off this great temperature controller.  Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Inkbird 10A 110V Digital Heating & Cooling Pre-wired Temperature Controller With 12 periods Timer Stage For Home brewing, Greenhouse, Heating mat

Related: Settings Walkthrough Inkbird ITC-310TB

Also: Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor – [Review] | Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement – To Immerse or Not To Immerse?

Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement

After my last test on the effects of a recirculating fan on kegerator temperatures (See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan), I decided to test the effects of kegerator temperature probe placement.  I went with three configurations: Immersed vs Ambient Non-Immersed vs… Zip Tied to a Beer Can.  Those tests yielded some interesting findings.

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RANCO ETC-111000 Digital Temperature Controller – $46.80 + Free Shipping + Inkbird Deals & Reviews

 Have one to sell? Sell now Ranco ETC-111000-000 Digital Electronic Temperature Control

Ranco ETC-111000-000 Digital Electronic Temperature Control via eBay Seller Patriot Supply

Use to assist with controlling fermentation temperatures, kegerator temperatures or as part of your brew system.  Note: this is an unwired controller.  If you’re looking for a wired controller, consider the Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $46.80. Compare at MoreBeer. Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Ranco ETC-111000-000 Digital Electronic Temperature Control

Did you know we have a resource page with Inkbird temp controller deals and reviews?  See: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Resource Pages: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

Related: Homebrew Temp Controller Roundup! – Kegerator and Fermentation – concepts, applications and models

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