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Inkbird ITC-308 WiFi Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller

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

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

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  • 👍👍【Android & IOS WIFI App】WIFI APP - WIFI smart controller supports both IOS & Android. WIFI connection supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band with free “INKBIRD” APP to control the temperature remotely.
  • 👍👍【Dual Relay Output】Dual relay - able to power refrigeration and heating equipment as conditions change.
  • 👍👍【High/Low Temperature Alarm】 Set High/Low temperature alarm when the temperature is over or under preset temperature or the sensor experiences a malfunction.
  • 👍👍【Convenient Design】Plug-n-play, easy to use. Supports ℃/℉reading and Temperature calibration.
  • 👍👍【1100W Max Output】Maximum output load: 1100W(110V).【Safety】Maximum output load: 1100W(110V). Customize temperature and compressor delay, protecting your refrigeration/heating equipment.

 

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

In my opinion the original ITC-308 was and is a game changer as far as homebrew temp controllers.  In comparison to available controllers available at the time the ITC-308 was released, it offered loads more features, including dual stage control, for a fraction of the price.  Game changer!  The addition of Wi-Fi control and monitoring to this great controller has made a great temp controller even better.  Check out our Hands on Review of the ITC-308.  That includes a section on the WiFi version.

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Remote Monitoring Controlling Home Brewing Fermentation Breeding Incubation Greenhouse – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – Threaded for Easy Cleaning – $8.97 + free shipping

Stainless Steel Beer Carbonation Aeration Diffusion Stone Homebrew by Happybrew

Stainless Steel Beer Carbonation Aeration Diffusion Stone Homebrew by Happybrew

Possible homebrewing uses include – carbonating, oxygenating and aerating.

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Stainless Steel Beer Carbonation Aeration Diffusion Stone Homebrew by Happybrew – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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FerMonster Ported 3 Gallon Wide Mouth Fermenter – $23.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability + Hands on Review

3 Gallon Ported FerMonster Large Mouth Fermenter from MoreBeer

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The Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria. The punted bottom allows sediment to collect to the sides so that you can siphon liquid from the center. Because they are made from vigin PET plastic, they’re nearly unbreakable and a lot safer than similar glass carboys. Also notice the conical top which reduces surface area if you plan to store beer or wine long term.

  • 4″ inner diameter wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration
  • No hard to clean dimples or ribs
  • Punted bottom
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included (Fits #10 Stopper)
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F
  • Height: 14.6 inches
  • Diameter: 9 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free
  • Perfect for Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, Kombucha or any other fermented beverage!

 

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FerMonster 3 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot FE260

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Ends Today: Made in The US Oxygen Regulator… $5.99!

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Oxygenation/aeration generally improves the strength and vigor of your fermentations and helps to decrease lag times.

Made in the US Oxygen Regulator

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Related – Using a Flow Meter for Oxygenating Wort

Using a Flow Meter for Oxygenating Wort

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Ends Today: Kegland DuoTight BlowTie Spunding Valve… $11.99!

15 PSI Duotight Blowtie Spunding Valve with Gauge

DuoTight BlowTie Spunding Valve With Gauge

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The BlowTie is a diaphragm based adjustable spunding valve used to release pressure from kegs and other pressure vessels. It features a usable range of 4 to 15 PSI, and the diaphragm construction means it has a wider pressure range than spring based spundling valves. This unit can be easily disassembled for cleaning using a phillips head screw driver. Accuracy of the gauge is plus or minus 2 PSI.


 

A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: Build a Spunding Valve – for loads of information on building and using a Spunding Valve.

DuoTight BlowTie Spunding Valve With Gauge

Homebrew Finds is Spunding Central! Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why << a top resource on the subject

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Upgrade to Digital:

Kegland has released a digital regulator option that works with their great inline regulator and gauge-equipped BlowTie Spunding Valves.

Hands on Review: Kegland Digital Gauges!

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Pressure Gauge – 0 to 60 PSI – by PIC Gauges + Our Spunding Build – $5.02 + free prime ship

PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5″ Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens

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  • Black Steel Case With Chrome Bezel
  • Brass Socket And Movement
  • Phosphor Bronze Bourdon Tube
  • Dry Non-Fillable
  • 3-2-3% Accuracy

From HBF: 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.

 

A potential homebrew application for this is to use it as part of a Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: Build a Spunding Valve

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PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5″ Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Ends Today: FermZilla – on sale for $119.99 at William’s Brewing

FermZilla 27 Liter Conical Fermenter

FermZilla 27 Liter Conical Fermenter via William’s Brewing

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With the FermZilla you have the many of the benefits of a much more expensive stainless conical fermenter but with the additional benefit of being able to see the fermentation process in action and also ferment at pressures up to 30 PSI. See the videos and the instructions below for more details. Stainless handle included.

Included In The Box:
1 x Fermzilla Tank with Butterfly Dump Valve Parts (Pre-Assembled & Attached)
1 x Reinforced Stainless Steel Stand
1 x Top Lid with Red PRV (35psi) now upgraded with a thicker O ring for a better seal
1 x Top Lid Screw Cap 1 x 1000mL Collection Container & Lid* [2 x Male Cap Threads] 1 x KegLand Adjustable Easy Opening Tool
1 x Premium 3 Piece Airlock
1 x Approximate Graduations Sticker
1 x Strip Stick On Thermometer
1 x Grommet Bottle Cap (Airlock Port)
1 x Bag Spare Seals
1 x Keg Lube (item D52, for preserving O rings)

Available options include:
Spunding Valve Kit
Zippered Insulated Jacket
Extra Collection Jar

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When using this vessel under pressure. You must perform a water pressure check to ensure your connections are leak proof. To do this. Fill your FermZilla up with water, then apply a minimum of 15psi pressure to the vessel. Occasionally these units may come with some small indentations/dimples/dents from shipping, this is just a reality of shipping large blow-moulded thin-walled vessels. But dont panic, these fermenters are designed to endure minor deformations such as this. All small dents will push out and settle with use and positive pressure and are only an issue and warrant replacement in the rare event they start to show white stress patterns.

Maximum temperature is 130 degrees F., if you pour boiling or near boiling wort into this unit, you will ruin it, and heat damage is not covered by warranty.


 

FermZilla 27 Liter Conical Fermenter

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Kegland’s Bucket Buddy Stainless Steel Fermenter – on sale for $129.99 + Save up to $65 w/Qualifying Order

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Bucket Buddy Electric Fermenter – 35L/9.25G (110V) via MoreBeer

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If you’ve been looking to step up from fermenting in plastic buckets or carboys, this is an excellent choice for your next fermenter. Stainless steel is a much better option than glass or plastic, as it is extremely easy to clean and virtually lasts forever. There’s also much less chance of contamination as stainless doesn’t scratch like plastic. Over time, you’ll get scratches in plastic fermenters from normal wear and tear, creating microscopic havens for bacteria. Meanwhile, glass carboys are always at risk of breaking which is something you will never have to worry about with stainless steel.

The Bucket Buddy represents a great value for a stainless fermenter in this size. Another advantage over carboys and plastic buckets is the domed base inside the fermenter which is great for yeast flocculation when fermentation is complete. The included racking arm will make it easy to transfer out every last drop of beer while leaving the yeast cake undisturbed. The entire racking arm and ball valve assembly is weldless, which means you can remove the assembly to clean and sanitize it between batches. You can even boil the assembly for added assurance that it’s been sterilized.

Also available with built-in heating element for fermenting in colder environments. You can also use a heat wrap or heat belt on the outside of this unit. To help maintain a steady temperature, the Bucket Buddy pairs well with either the BrewZilla Neoprene Jacket or the FermZilla Insulating Jacket. For cooling, you can place the fermenter in a dedicated refrigerator or drill into the lid to install a Temp Twister Cooling Coil. A temperature controller probe can then be inserted into the thermowell to control your heating and cooling sources.

This unit comes standard with silicone tubing to transfer from the ball valve to your bottles or cans, as well as a stopper and airlock for the domed lid.

Specifications:

304 stainless steel construction
9 gallon total capacity
Digital thermometer (Temp reads in °C)
Weldless thermowell
Stainless steel outlet valve with rotating racking arm
Stopper & airlock included
External Dimensions: 28″ H x 15″ W (including handles)
Internal Dimensions: 22″ H x 11.75″ W
KegLand Part Number: KL15103

 

Bucket Buddy Stainless Fermenter – 35L/9.25G FE190

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Kegland Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller… $22.50

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Keg Land Dual Plug Control via William’s Brewing

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The Keg Land Dual Controller features dual plugs so you can control both a cooling unit and electric heater at the same time, via the separate heat and cool plugs in the bag of the unit. For example, get a chest freezer or refrigerator, and put a Brewer’s Edge Space Heater inside the refrigerator. Plug both the Space Heater and Refrigerator in the Heat and Cool plugs on the back of the control, and set the temperature for 55° F. The Keg Land Controller will turn on the refrigerator when the temperature gets warmer than 55° and then turn on the Space heater if the temperature drops below 53° or so (depending on the delay you have programmed in). Many things can be controlled: wine cellars, fermentation areas, mash temperatures, green houses, pet enclosures, and more. This 110 volt unit has a 30 amp cooling relay to handle large refrigerators, and a 10 amp heating relay to handle heating appliances up to 1100 watts.

It can also be programmed to step temperature up or down over a period of time (up to 12 separate steps). For optimum fermentation conditions using a chest freezer or refrigerator you can program the Keg King to start fermenting at one temperature, increase the temperature after a number of days and then crash chill. This is done without any intervention at all. Just program the control and forget.

You can also use this to increase the temperature of your electric mash tun so it will automatically step the temperature up and down as you please during a time period your specify.

Distillation mode is included, which means it will only heat cycle the unit once. What this means is if you set the temperature to 202° F., it will heat until it reaches 202° and then turn off, sounding an alarm to let you know the heat has been turned off. This can be handy with electric distillation and other uses when constant monitoring is not what you want to do. The probe is only 4mm in diameter, which means it will fit in the thermowell of both our items C74 KegLand Pot Still Column and C75 KegLand Reflex Still Column. Keep in mind the 1100 watt limit on the heat relay in this unit, so this cannot be used with something like a Turbo 500 Boiler that does not have power settings, although it can be used with a Mash & Boil, Grainfather, or Brewzilla that has a lower 1000 or 1100 watt setting.
Other features include an adjustable differential, adjustable delay between the start of cooling and heating, or between the start of heating and cooling, cooling start delay, Centigrade and Fahrenheit modes, and adjustable high and low temperature alarms.

Unlike the more intuitive Uni-Stat, all features are accessed through programming; see the instruction pdf below for more details. In other words, this unit is best for someone who does not mind going through a few programming menus to get set up. Includes a 6’ waterproof probe cord with stainless probe tip, and a 4’ power cord. The stainless probe fits in all the thermowells and stills we sell, and is 3.9mm in diameter.

A common question we get is how to set the Dual Controller to Fahrenheit. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. First hold the lower right set key down for about 6 seconds until it flashes E3.

2. Then press the lower right set key 9 times to get to C1

3. Then press the upper left arrow button once to change the display to 01

4. You will see 01 displaying for a few seconds and then it will return to display the temperature in Fahrenheit.

KNOWN BUG: The software for this unit has a known bug. When the unit is set to Fahrenheit, it works in Fahrenheit but a small c is displayed, like it is Centigrade mode, on the upper right part of the display. However, the setting is Fahrenheit, and the unit will stay in Fahrenheit mode even if the unit loses power. Also, in Fahrenheit, the unit can only be set to a maximum temperature of 200° F., so if you are using it for distillation mode and want the unit to shut off at say, 203° F. instead of 200° F., you will need to switch to Centigrade so you can program to 95° C which is 203° F.(in Centigrade, the unit can be set to a maxiumum of 99°).


 

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Keg Land Dual Plug Control

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(6) Packs of Safale S-04 English Yeast – $17.95 – $2.99 Each + Free Shipping

6 PACK S-04 SAFALE DRY ENGLISH ALE BEER MAKING KIT YEAST HOME BREWING MR S04

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