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Ranco ETC-111000 Digital Temp Controller – $50.93 Shipped

RANCO ETC-111000 Digital Cold Temperature Control

RANCO ETC-111000

Ranco ETC (Electronic Temperature Controller) model 111000.  Use as an overriding thermostat to control your kegerator deep freeze or refrigerator or fermentation chamber.  Single stage digital temperature controller.

7/1/15 9:30 PM: This highly rated controller is selling for $50.93 with free shipping.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

RANCO ETC-111000 Digital Cold Temperature Control NEW

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17.5 Cu Ft Deep Freeze – Fermentation or Kegerator – Save $250 + Free Delivery

Kenmore 17.5 cu. ft. Chest Freezer Item # 04612812000P Model # 12812

Kenmore 17.5 cu. ft. Chest Freezer

This 17.5 Cu Ft Deep Kenmore Deep Free from Sears is marked down 33% from $749.99 to $499.99.  Delivery is also free.  Includes storage baskets, power light indicator and keyed lid as well as a drain for cleaning.

At 17.5 Cu Ft, this is a large deep freeze.  You could set this up as a large kegerator.  I get 4 ball locks in my 8 Cu Ft, so I’m guessing you could get 8 ball locks in here.  Just a guess though.  This would give you plenty of space for kegs that are on tap and kegs that are cold stored for conditioning and lagering.

This is also large enough that you could probably build a separate fermentation chamber/area inside.  If you were to do that, you’d have a combo kegerator/fermentation chamber.

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Inkbird ITC-1000 Dual Stage Temperature Controller

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

ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller from Inkbird.  Similar to the very popular STC-1000 temperature controller with the exception of… the ITC-1000 displays in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.

  • Temperature Calibrating, Refrigerating control output delay protection
  • Fahrenheit and Celsius Display Can Be Chosen
  • Control the Temperature by Setting the Temperature Set Value and the Difference Value
  • Alarm When Temperature Exceeds the Limit or When Sensor Error
  • 2 Relays, Switch Between Cooling and Heating Modes

Dual Stage means you can control both a heating and cooling device to dial in fermentation temperatures.  This could also be used to control kegerator temperatures.

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

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Inkbird ITC-1000 Dual Stage Temperature Controller

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

ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller from Inkbird.  Similar to the very popular STC-1000 temperature controller with the exception of… the ITC-1000 displays in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.

  • Temperature Calibrating, Refrigerating control output delay protection
  • Fahrenheit and Celsius Display Can Be Chosen
  • Control the Temperature by Setting the Temperature Set Value and the Difference Value
  • Alarm When Temperature Exceeds the Limit or When Sensor Error
  • 2 Relays, Switch Between Cooling and Heating Modes

Dual Stage means you can control both a heating and cooling device to dial in fermentation temperatures.  This could also be used to control kegerator temperatures.

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

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Igloo 5.1 Deep Freezer, Kegerator or Fermentation – $149.99

Igloo - 7.1 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer - White Model: FRF710

As one of Daily Deals, Best Buy has Igloo’s 5.1 Cu Ft Deep Freeze on Sale for $149.99 (normally $219.99) with free in store pickup.  No coupon or promo code is needed.

You could use this to put together a freezer based kegerator/keezer (See: Tips and Gear for your Kegerator) or temperature controlled fermentation chamber.

Energy Star Rated.  Include a Vinyl Coated Wire Basket.  Temp Control Dial usually set as cold as possible + use an external temp controller (see below for models).  Defrost drain – easy to clean.

Since these are Energy Star Certified models… check with your local utility.  You may qualify for a rebate.

Igloo 5.1 Cu Ft Chest Freezer Model FRF520$219.99 $149.99

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Cool Brewing Fermentation Bag – $58.99

Cool Brewing’s Insulated Fermentation Bag is designed for 5, 6 and 6.5 gallon fermenters and SS BrewTech Brew Buckets.  From the description… “Also works great with the Ss BrewTech Brew Buckets!”.  Helps regulate and stabilize temperatures.  Use frozen 2 Liter Bottles, as needed.  According to MoreBeer (2) 2 Liter Bottles lower wort temperature about 11 degrees for 24 to 36 hours.  Check out the full description.

This is discounted as MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day

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Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Cool Brewing Insulated Fermentation Bag FE530 – $64.99 $58.99 + Free Shipping

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Johnson A419 Pre-Wired Digital Thermostat

Johnson A419 Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller.  This is an overriding thermostat.  You can plug in into a heating or a cooling device (change jumpers to switch between heating or cooling) to more precisely control temperature.

Common homebrewing applications include controlling a deep freezer or refrigerator for use as a kegerator or fermentation chamber.  Generally, you would turn the device all the way up (most cooling power), place the A419’s probe inside, plug the appliance into the A419 and plug the A419 into the wall.  Includes ASD (anti-short cycle delay) to help increase compressor life.  Has a configurable set point and a configurable differential.  It can also display in both deg C and deg F.

I have used two of these.  One for my kegerator and one for my fermentation deep freeze.  I started out with an analog model on my kegerator and like control (and temperature readings) of the A419 so much that I replaced the analog with an A419.  These are great temp controllers!

Johnson Controls Digital Thermostat Control Unit

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