Why Would You Choose Ranco Temp Controller vs Inkbird?

RANCO ETC-111000 Digital Cold Temperature Control New

Ranco ETC (Electronic Temperature Controller) model 111000.  Single stage digital temp controller,

Use as an overriding thermostat to control your compatible kegerator chest freezer, refrigerator or fermentation chamber.  I believe this is an unwired unit.  If that’s the case, you need to manually wire it yourself.

Ranco or Inkbird?

Why would you choose this over something like the Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller?

  • For homebrewing applications, Inkbird ITC-308 series controllers are going to be tough to beat. They offering dual stage temp control and are generally economical.
  • The Ranco is generally more expensive and offers fewer features when compared to the ITC-308.
  • In my opinion, the advantage that the Ranco does have is… ruggedness.  These are built for commercial applications.  This question in my mind is… do you need a rugged commercial quality unit?  If yes, then this is a controller you may want to look at.

RANCO ETC-111000 Digital Cold Temperature Control NEW – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “kegerator”  AND  “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Our ITC-308 Deal Pages:

These pages show our most recent deals for these great controllers

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller [Kegerator or Fermentation] + Hands on Review

Inkbird ITC-308 WiFi Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller + Hands on Review


Resource PagesYeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear


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. prod:B0015NV5BE

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