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Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – 50% Off!

Engbird Temperature & Humidity Smart Sensor IBS-TH1 With Outside Probe for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument (IBS-TH1+Probe)

Temperature & Humidity Smart Sensor IBS-TH1 With Outside Probe for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument (IBS-TH1+Probe) by Engbird

  • One phone can connect more than one IBS-TH1 at the same time. And one IBS-TH1 can be connected with more than one phone at the same time.
  • Data record intervals can be set to 10s、30s、1min、2min、5min、10min、30min. Data is collected at one minute interval by default and can be stored on the sensor for about 20 days.
  • External sensor can monitor liquid temperature. Alarm and data history view available

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

11/20/17 1 PM Central: This is selling for $49.99.  Apply coupon code EH8J8GK6 and it drops by a whopping 50% to $24.99. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

I have this and just started using it last week.  Currently I’m monitoring kegerator temperatures.  So far, I’ve been very impressed.  Easy to use and setup and really neat app.  I’m using the iOS app.

Engbird Temperature & Humidity Smart Sensor IBS-TH1 With Outside Probe for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument (IBS-TH1+Probe)

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Fermentation Wrap Heater – $19.99 + Free Shipping

Use a Fermentation Wrap Heater during the cold winter months to continue brewing all year long!

You’ll need to use this in conjunction with a thermostat.  Check out the Inkbird ITC-308 [Review].  That is a dual stage, pre-wired, digital temperature controller.  Dual stage means it can control both a heating and cooling source so that you can really dial in temps.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $19.99.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

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Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ SensorInkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller

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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.

11/21/17 7 AM Central: This is selling for $44.99.  Apply coupon code C7F8J2WQ 20% to $35.99. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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

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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Hands on Review: Inkbird C909 1,500 Watt Digital Temperature Controller

I’ve used an Inkbird Dual Stage Temperature Controller, model ITC-308 for years on my fermentation deep freeze and have loved it.  Check out my Hands on Review of that game-changing controller.

As part of a move and a resulting kegerator update and refresh, I decided to replace my old temp controller (from a now defunct manufacturer) and ended up settling on Inkbird’s single stage C909.  That model was attractive because I’ve been extremely happy with Inkbird’s gear and I really like the fact that it plugs directly into an AC socket.  The wall I now have my kegerator on has no studs to mount a controller.  Because this is an Outlet Thermostat, the C909 solves that.

Note that the C909 is a swiss army knife of sorts, it has several different modes of operation including – timer, temperature controller, humidity sensor and cooking thermometer.  The C909 recognizes which probe type is plugged in (defaults to timer mode with no probe) and automatically switches to that mode.  For this review, I will be discussing the temperature control mode only.

Why Use an Over-Riding Temperature Controller?

Refrigerators and chest freezers are designed to do particular tasks.  As homebrewers, fermenters and home kegerator owners, we are asking these devices to do slightly different things and operate in different temperature ranges than built in thermostats allow for.  Over-riding temp controllers cycle power on and off to give you more fine tuned control.  This allows you to convert a chest freezer into a kegerator or fermentation chamber.

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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.

11/20/17 12 AM Central: This is selling for $44.99.  Apply coupon code C7F8J2WQ 20% to $35.99. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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

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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Frigidaire 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer – $139.99 + Free Shipping [kegerator or fermentation]

Frigidaire 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer White – FFFC05M2TW

“Store more of your favorite frozen foods and optimize bulk food storage with the Frigidaire 5.0 Cu. Ft. chest freezer. Great for storing large or small items, this chest freezer features a removable basket, making it easy to grab what you need and helps you stay organized. Product Dimensions: Height (including lid) 33-5/8″ x Width 28-7/8″ x Depth 20-11/16″, Lid Open Height is 52″.”

Possible homebrew uses – convert to a kegerator or fermentation chamber.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Target is offering free shipping (to all 50 US states and APO FPO addresses) sitewide.  That even applies to large items like chest freezers. Check Target for current availability.

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Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ SensorInkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller

Inkbird ITC-310TB, Dual Stage w/12 Programmable Timers – $35.99 w/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.

11/17/17 1 PM Central: This is selling for $44.99.  Apply coupon code C7F8J2WQ 20% to $35.99. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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

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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