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Ends Soon: Inkbird C929 WiFi Digital Temp Controller – $40 w/20% off coupon + free shipping

Inkbird C929 Smart Digital WiFi Temperature Controller 120VAC 1200W, Heater/Cooler Thermostat, Homebrewing, Reptiles, Terrarium, Greenhouse, Heat Mat
Inkbird C929 Smart Digital WiFi Temperature Controller 120VAC 1200W, Heater/Cooler Thermostat, Homebrewing, Reptiles, Terrarium, Greenhouse, Heat Mat


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

  • [WIFI & APP] WIFI smart controller supports both IOS & Android,WIFI supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router, free APP “InkbirdSmart” which is able to monitor temperature at any time.
  • [Two Function] Heating or Cooling can be chose, support Cooling Delay Protection.
  • [Alarm for Safe] High/Low temperature limit setting alarm, probe abnormal alarm.
  • [Convenient Design] Plug-n-play, easy to use. Support °C/°F mode and Temperature calibration.
  • [Long Warranty] The controller itself has 2 years warranty while the temperature sensor has 1 year warranty.

12/15/18 10 AM Central: This is selling for $50.  Apply coupon code EQ5NVMFL and the price drops to $40.  Shipping is also free to many 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 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.

Inkbird C929 Smart Digital WiFi Temperature Controller 120VAC 1200W, Heater/Cooler Thermostat, Homebrewing, Reptiles, Terrarium, Greenhouse, Heat Mat – note, multiple versions/variations available, a different model may show up at this link


Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation| Inkbird ITC308 Review

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Inkbird ITC-608T, 1,800 Watt Dual Stage Temp Controller w/12 Programmable Timers – 30% off coupon

Inkbird Temperature and Humidity Controller ITC-608T Pre-Wired AC Dual Stage Outlet Thermostat with 12 Period Time Stage, 1800w, ETL Listed (with Temperature and Humidity Sensor)

Inkbird Temperature and Humidity Controller ITC-608T Pre-Wired AC Dual Stage Outlet Thermostat with 12 Period Time Stage, 1800w, ETL Listed (with Temperature Sensor)

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

  • US ETL Certificate Listed and Warranty. ITC-608T thermostat temperature and humidity controller is ETL listed, and rigorously tested for quality control and safety. The unit itself has 2 years warranty. (The temperature and humidity sensor have 1 year warranty.)
  • Three in one Multifunctional Temperature and Humidity Control Mode with Dual Relay Output. ITC-608T can work as a temperature controller, a humidity controller, a temperature and humidity controller. First, only plug temperature sensor with cooling and heating equipment. Second, only plug humidity sensor with humidifier and dehumidifier equipment. Third, plug both temperature and humidity sensor with cooling/heating and humidifier/dehumidifier equipment.
  • Supporting calibration, compressor delay and saving reset setting values. Centigrade or Fahrenheit degree display, easy to set, PV and SV dual display windows. And with compressor delay for protecting cooling device. ITC-608T can save the original setting values in case accidentally power-off.
  • More power up to 1800W. Temperature control range is -40-212°F(-40-100℃), humidity display range is 5 -99.0%RH. Max Loading: 120V 15A 1800W. Temperature senor is waterproof while humidity sensor is not.
  • Multifunctional usage. Temperature and humidity controller ITC-608T can be used in home brewing (refrigerator), fermenting, Greenhouse, terrarium, reptile, planting (mushroom), meat storage and cooking.

“Temp and humidity controller ITC-608T has certificate of ETL (US and Canada approved). The product will be safer when using. ITC-608T has multifunctional control mode. It can control both temp and humidity at the same time. (Plug both temp and humidity sensor). Or control single temp and has 12 different time stage periods for temp control mode. Or only control humidity with plug humidity sensor. This unit supports both F and C degree, compress delay, calibration and reset setting values saving. Heating/Cooling differential function could be set separately for refrigeration and heating to protect temp controller from violent change. Same as humidity control.”

 

This is a digital dual stage pre-wired temp control with 12 timers and a humidity sensor and controller. The temp controller part of this is pretty straightforward.  As homebrewers we’d usually use that with a heating and/or cooling device for fermentation temp control or as part of a kegerator.

Dual stage means this 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.

I would say that 1,800 Watt is a higher capacity than many of the homebrew controllers out there.

The humidity part could be handy for judging whether your Eva Dry (or similar) needs recharged.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation.  I suppose you could also control an appropriate electronic dehumidifier.  It’s my understanding that if you plug in the optional humidity sensor the temperature controller portion is limited to one stage – heating or cooling.  That may not be a bad thing as the only scenario I think this could be helpful in the homebrew context is a kegerator and most of the time you’ll probably only use one stage (cooling) anyway for a kegerator.  My guess is that most homebrewers will not have a need for the humidity feature of this controller.

Note: This product has multiple variations – choose between multiple sensor options (temperature and/or humidity).  I would guess that most homebrewers would be interested in the temperature sensor only version and that is the version that’s linked below.

12/15/18 1 AM Central: As of this posting coupon code GXMUUA7P takes 30% off this controller. Shipping is also free to many 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 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.

Inkbird Temperature and Humidity Controller ITC-608T Pre-Wired AC Dual Stage Outlet Thermostat with 12 Period Time Stage, 1800w, ETL Listed (with Temperature Sensor)


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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BrewJacket Immersion Pro – Save $50 + limited time free shipping + Hands on Review

The BrewJacket Immersion Pro Fermentation Temperature Control System

The BrewJacket Immersion Pro Fermentation Temperature Control System via Austin Homebrew Supply


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

Introducing The BrewJacket Immersion Pro, a compact liquid cooler that allows you to create world class ales and lagers without a refrigerator and thermostat setup. This complete fermentation temperature control system brings your fermenting beer down as low as 35 F (20 C) below the ambient temperature in your house and can even use the ambient temperature to heat your wort back up if the temperature drops too low. Utilizing a solid state cooling systems, the Immersion Pro pulls heat out of your beer through the hard anodized transfer rod, through a cooling chip and finally to a heat sink where it is fanned out, no need for compressors, pumps or glycol. The upgraded Immersion Pro can even reverse this process, bringing ambient heat back into wort through the transfer rod to raise the temperature in your beer.

This system is also super simply to operate, with only two buttons and displays. The buttons raise and lower the set temperature, while the displays provide a real time readout of both the target temperature and the current temperature in your fermenter. The compact design of the BrewJacket Immersion Pro makes cleaning and storage a breeze. The Immersion’s rod easily unscrews, allowing you to place inside your fermenter when sanitizing prior to use. After your beer has completed fermentation, clean the transfer rod with soap and hop water using a kitchen sponge and let rod air dry.


As of this posting Austin Homebrew Supply is discounting the Immersion Pro by $50.  No coupon code is necessary. Price, promotions 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

The BrewJacket Immersion Pro Temperature Control System

Free Shipping: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is shipping most orders of $35 or more for free to the lower 48 US States.  Double dip on savings by picking up something that’s already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  Note: AHS has done free shipping sales in the past.  Typically the order threshold for those has been $49.  $35 is a nice, low threshold.  Even if you’re just wanting to get some odds and ends, you should be able to easily qualify for free shipping.  Check AHS for current availability and pricing.

Also: Hands on Review: BrewJacket Immersion Pro

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$50 Off BrewJacket Immersion Pro + Hands on Review

Immersion Pro with Carboy/Bucket Jacket

Immersion Pro with Carboy/Bucket Jacket via Brew Jacket


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

Immersion Pro for Carboys and Buckets can heat or cool your fermenting beer, wine, or mead by 35°F (15°C) above or below your ambient temperature, and maintain the set temperature to 0.3° F, a level of control only found in commercial breweries, wineries, and meaderies.

Includes
• Immersion Pro head unit
• Heat transfer rod
• Jacket that fits carboys and buckets
• Power supply (100v-240v, 50/60hz)
• Temperature probe
• #10 Stopper, drilled for Immersion
• Blowoff Kit: (3′ of 3/8″ ID tubing, 3/8″ 90º connector, one-way air release valve, 3/8″ ID sleeved grommet)


As of this posting Brew Jacket is discounting the Immersion Pro by $50 as part of a holiday sale.  No coupon code is necessary. Price, promotions 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

Immersion Pro with Carboy/Bucket Jacket

Also: Hands on Review: BrewJacket Immersion Pro

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Carboy Fermentation Heater from Adventures in Homebrewing – $19.99 + free ship promo

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Carboy heater from Adventures in Homebrewing.

About from AIH.. “The Carboy Heater is a small heating wrap that is stuck directly to the fermenter to increase heat by 5-20° F. This heat wrap distributes 32 watts of heat over an area of 2 square feet for a very gentle heat. Use electrical tape (recommended) to adhere to your carboy, plastic fermenter, or even your conical! For ultimate control of your fermentation temperature, use in conjunction with a stopper thermowell and digital thermostat.”

As of this posting, AIH has this marked down to just $19.99. Price, promotions 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.

Carboy Heater

Free Shipping: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $49 or more with a few exclusions.  See AIH’s terms and conditions for full details, but this does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Applies to lower 48 US states.

Related: Maintaining Fermentation Temps in Colder Weather

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Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

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Inkbird C929 WiFi Digital Temp Controller – $40 w/20% off coupon + free shipping

Inkbird C929 Smart Digital WiFi Temperature Controller 120VAC 1200W, Heater/Cooler Thermostat, Homebrewing, Reptiles, Terrarium, Greenhouse, Heat Mat
Inkbird C929 Smart Digital WiFi Temperature Controller 120VAC 1200W, Heater/Cooler Thermostat, Homebrewing, Reptiles, Terrarium, Greenhouse, Heat Mat


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

  • [WIFI & APP] WIFI smart controller supports both IOS & Android,WIFI supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router, free APP “InkbirdSmart” which is able to monitor temperature at any time.
  • [Two Function] Heating or Cooling can be chose, support Cooling Delay Protection.
  • [Alarm for Safe] High/Low temperature limit setting alarm, probe abnormal alarm.
  • [Convenient Design] Plug-n-play, easy to use. Support °C/°F mode and Temperature calibration.
  • [Long Warranty] The controller itself has 2 years warranty while the temperature sensor has 1 year warranty.

12/13/18 2 PM Central: This is selling for $50.  Apply coupon code EQ5NVMFL and the price drops to $40.  Shipping is also free to many 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 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.

Inkbird C929 Smart Digital WiFi Temperature Controller 120VAC 1200W, Heater/Cooler Thermostat, Homebrewing, Reptiles, Terrarium, Greenhouse, Heat Mat – note, multiple versions/variations available, a different model may show up at this link


Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation| Inkbird ITC308 Review

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AcuRite Digital Thermometer for Monitoring Kegerator and Fermentation Temps – $8.99 + free shipping

AcuRite 00325 Home Comfort Monitor, Pack of 1, Black

AcuRite 00325 Home Comfort Monitor


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

  • Measures humidity and temperature
  • Humidity Level Icon indicates high, low or ideal indoor conditions
  • Daily high and low temperature and humidity records
  • Temperature and humidity trend arrows
  • Tabletop and magnet-mountable design

Possible homebrew-related applications… Monitor the temp of your fermentation area or place inside your kegerator or fermentation chamber to monitor temps.

What are other people saying?Search this item’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

12/13/18 7 PM Central: This is selling for $8.99. Shipping is also free to many 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

AcuRite 00325 Home Comfort Monitor, Pack of 1, Black


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IP67 Rated Waterproof Heat Mat [Fermentation Temps] – $9.99 + free shipping

MET certified Seedling Heat Mat, Seedfactor Waterproof Durable Germination Station Heat Mat, Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad for Indoor Home Gardening Seed Starter(10" x 20")

MET certified Seedling Heat Mat, Seedfactor Waterproof Durable Germination Station Heat Mat, Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad for Indoor Home Gardening Seed Starter(10″ x 20″)


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

  • MET safety certified;Comply with UL 499;CSA C22.2 No.64
  • Ensures the root area of seedlings remains between 70℉and 85℉ to ensure growth and increased germination
  • Available in 4 sizes: Mini:3.5″x21″, Watt: 7.3W ; Small: 10″x20″, Watt: 17.5W ; Medium: 20″x20″, Watt: 45W ; Large: 48″x20″, Watt: 100W
  • Designing with waterproof construction, our seeding heat mat is safe for use indoor plantings,The new, stronger heating wire and thicker multi-layer construction offer more uniform heating and the durability to withstand rugged greenhouse environments.
  • The Seedfactor Seeding Heat Mat adopts the latest 7.5MM thickening,105 degrees of high temperature resistant cylindrical SJTW 5.9ft water-proof power cord (thicker than the general power cord, solid, high temperature resistant), safer and more durable, and guarantee the stability of seedling mat safety work.

12/10/18 11 PM Central: This has dropped to just $9.99.  That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found. Shipping is also free to many 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

MET certified Seedling Heat Mat, Seedfactor Waterproof Durable Germination Station Heat Mat, Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad for Indoor Home Gardening Seed Starter(10″ x 20″) – multiple sizes, counts and specs are available – a different version may show up at this link


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

ITC-308 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller 1,200 Watt Version – $27.99, Save 20% + free shipping

Inkbird ITC-308 Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse Terrarium Temp. Control

ITC-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

This controller can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.

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

11/26/18 11 AM Central: As of this posting, coupon code TO8XJJ7P takes 20% off this great temperature controller.  This promo makes it just $27.99 and beats Black Friday 2017 pricing by 1 cent. Note: last year’s promo was on a lower wattage (1,100 watt) version of the ITC-308.  It sold for $28 in 2017.  Shipping is also free to many 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Inkbird ITC-308 Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse Terrarium Temp. Control

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

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

Pictured: Inkbird ITC-308 – via Amazon [Hands on Review]

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.

Wired and Unwired

Unwired means.. you have to hook up the electrical wiring.  It does not come with a plug-in cord.  The ITC-1000 is an example of an unwired controller.  That controller requires some additional materials, time and know-how to get working.  Wired means… no AC wiring is necessary, the controller comes with cords that you can plug your cooling and/or heating devices into.

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