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Fermentation Heater by The Weekend Brewer + Use it to Help Remove Stubborn Keg Labels – $19.99 + free prime ship

The Weekend Brewer HEATER1 Fermentation Heater, 2x2x12

Electric Fermentation Heater used to help regulate fermentation temperature

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

  • PERFECT FOR ALL SIZE FERMENTERS. At 25″ long and 10″ tall, this heater will easily fit most beer and wine fermenters
  • UPGRADED ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS. Now manufactured with clip connections which are safer and will last longer than other heaters on the market
  • EVEN HEAT. Attach to your preferred fermenter with electrical tape and this heater will provide even heat throughout the entire vessel
  • ACCURATE TEMPERATURE CONTROL. Keep your fermenting liquid at the exact correct temperature when you pair this heater with a digital temperature controller.


Alternate Use Tip

I use a similar heat mat to help remove stubborn keg labels.  See: Removing Keg Labels… A Trick That Makes it Easy! – a section of our keg rebuild how-to


Use in conjunction with a temperature controller to dial in fermentation temps.

1/18/21 1 PM Central: This is selling for just $19.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Fermentation Heater by The Weekend Brewer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller | Yeast Starters and Fermentation

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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.

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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VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Heat Mat [Fermentation Temps] – $12.99 + free prime ship

VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10″ x 20.75″ MET Standard

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

  • RELIABLE RESULTS: VIVOSUN’s professional heat mat maintains temperatures in the sweet spot of around 10℉-20℉ above ambient air temperature – perfect for seed starting and cutting propagation!
  • BUILT TO LAST: Supple, flexible and ultra-durable, VIVOSUN goes beyond stringent MET standards, with a fortified connection between mat and power cord, water-resistance that enables safe scrubbing and a 1-year warranty.
  • STABLE, UNIFORM HEAT: VIVOSUN’s strengthened Alloy Nikrothal heating wire and extra layer of insulating PET film ensure this durable mat never scorches your roots and produces lots of revitalizing dew when used with a humidity dome.
  • BEST SAVINGS IN THE MARKET: This 10″ x 20.75″ mat is perfect for standard 1020 trays and slightly larger than comparable mats on the market; it also runs on only 18 Watts to help you save on electricity.
  • CONVENIENT STORAGE: Delivered in a high-quality, reusable storage bag, the mat flattens out when heating up and can also be rolled back up for easy storage.

 

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

1/8/21 2 PM Central: This is selling for $12.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10″ x 20.75″ MET Standard – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Yeast Starters and Fermentation | Maintaining Fermentation Temps in Colder Weather

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

STC-1000 Digital Temperature Controller… $11.99 + free prime ship

STC-1000 Digital Temperature Controller Digital LED Display DC 110V-220V 10A Celsius Heating Cooling Centigrade Thermostat Sensor 2 Relay Output with NTC 10K Thermistor Sensors Temperature Probe

STC-1000 Digital Temperature Controller Digital LED Display DC 110V-220V 10A Celsius Heating Cooling Centigrade Thermostat Sensor 2 Relay Output with NTC 10K Thermistor Sensors Temperature Probe

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

  • STC-1000 Digital Thermostat temperature control range: -50-99°C, celsius display. Easy operation, to set start temperature, stop temperature, corrected temperature correction, delay start.
  • Dual heating and cooling function : Heating ( start temperature is less than stop temperature); Cooling ( start temperature is above than stop temperature). Refrigerating contro, output delay protection.
  • The NTC probe is waterproof and allows to control the temperature even of fluids, allowing the controlled heated or cooling.
  • Wide Application : Suitable for all kinds of seafood machine ,HVAC compressors, freezer , fridge , air conditioner, fermentation chamber , chest freezer ,water chiller and other equipments which need automatic switching between refrigerating and heating.
  • Working Mode: Heater, when temperature is lower than the set temp, the controller will automatic turn on and turn off when higher than the set temperature. Cooler appliance, the temperature turn on when the temperature is higher than set temp, and turn off when the temperature is lower than set.

 

1/2/21 6:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $11.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

STC-1000 Digital Temperature Controller Digital LED Display DC 110V-220V 10A Celsius Heating Cooling Centigrade Thermostat Sensor 2 Relay Output with NTC 10K Thermistor Sensors Temperature Probe – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Inkbird Itc-308 – [Review]| Yeast Starters & FermentationKegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

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Fermentation Heater by The Weekend Brewer + Use it to Help Remove Stubborn Keg Labels

The Weekend Brewer HEATER1 Fermentation Heater, 2x2x12

Electric Fermentation Heater used to help regulate fermentation temperature

More Info

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

  • PERFECT FOR ALL SIZE FERMENTERS. At 25″ long and 10″ tall, this heater will easily fit most beer and wine fermenters
  • UPGRADED ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS. Now manufactured with clip connections which are safer and will last longer than other heaters on the market
  • EVEN HEAT. Attach to your preferred fermenter with electrical tape and this heater will provide even heat throughout the entire vessel
  • ACCURATE TEMPERATURE CONTROL. Keep your fermenting liquid at the exact correct temperature when you pair this heater with a digital temperature controller.


Alternate Use Tip

I use a similar heat mat to help remove stubborn keg labels.  See: Removing Keg Labels… A Trick That Makes it Easy! – a section of our keg rebuild how-to


Use in conjunction with a temperature controller to dial in fermentation temps.

Fermentation Heater by The Weekend Brewer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller | Yeast Starters and Fermentation

More: Recent Amazon Finds


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.

Inkbird ITC-308 WiFi Temp Controller + Hands on Review

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, Dual Screen Readouts,1100w, w/Sensor, Home Brewing & Fermentation,Breeding& Incubation,Greenhouse,Kombucha

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

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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.
  • [Dual Relay Output] Dual relay output, which can connect heating and cooling device at the same time.
  • [Alarm for Safe] High/Low temperature limit setting alarm.
  • [Convenient Design] Plug-n-play, easy to use. Support ℃/℉reading and Temperature calibration.
  • [Long Warranty] The controller itself has 2 years warranty while the temperature sensor has 1 year warranty. Maximum output load: 1100W(110V).

 

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.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.

Looking for a current deal?  Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, Dual Screen Readouts,1100w, w/Sensor – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

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Inkbird IBS-TH1 Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps]

Inkbird Thermometer and Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe Magnet Alert for Android and iOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument IBS-TH1

Inkbird Thermometer and Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe Magnet Alert for Android and iOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument IBS-TH1

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

  • 【Accurate & Fast Response】Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower, and working life will be longer. (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is±2%RH and 0.5°F)
  • 【Measuring Range】Monitoring Range: 30 meters / 100ft (No Obstructions). Temperature Range: -40~140°F/-40~60°C (Inner Sensor), -40~212°F/-40~100°C (External Probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH
  • 【Probe & Mode】Inside and external probe are supplied. Inside probe can monitor spatial range T&H such as indoor and outdoor, while external probe can only monitor liquid temperature. °C /°F mode and with magnet.
  • 【Data Storage & Sampling Interval】Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, and the max date storage is 30000 points. Different sampling interval can be setting.(10s/ 30s/ 1min/ 2mins/ 5mins/ 10mins/ 30mins) The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • 【Convenient APP & Multiple Devices】Free APP (Engbird) can be applied to IOS and Android system, which supports multi-language. History and immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor, and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Inkbird Thermometer and Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe Magnet Alert for Android and iOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument IBS-TH1 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Inkbird IBS-TH1 Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps]

Inkbird Thermometer and Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe Magnet Alert for Android and iOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument IBS-TH1

Inkbird Thermometer and Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe Magnet Alert for Android and iOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument IBS-TH1

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

  • 【Accurate & Fast Response】Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower, and working life will be longer. (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is±2%RH and 0.5°F)
  • 【Measuring Range】Monitoring Range: 30 meters / 100ft (No Obstructions). Temperature Range: -40~140°F/-40~60°C (Inner Sensor), -40~212°F/-40~100°C (External Probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH
  • 【Probe & Mode】Inside and external probe are supplied. Inside probe can monitor spatial range T&H such as indoor and outdoor, while external probe can only monitor liquid temperature. °C /°F mode and with magnet.
  • 【Data Storage & Sampling Interval】Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, and the max date storage is 30000 points. Different sampling interval can be setting.(10s/ 30s/ 1min/ 2mins/ 5mins/ 10mins/ 30mins) The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • 【Convenient APP & Multiple Devices】Free APP (Engbird) can be applied to IOS and Android system, which supports multi-language. History and immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor, and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Inkbird Thermometer and Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe Magnet Alert for Android and iOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument IBS-TH1 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


More: Recent Amazon Finds

prod:B0774BGBHS

Inkbird IBS-TH1 Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps]

Inkbird Thermometer and Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe Magnet Alert for Android and iOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument IBS-TH1

Inkbird Thermometer and Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe Magnet Alert for Android and iOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument IBS-TH1

More Info

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

  • 【Accurate & Fast Response】Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower, and working life will be longer. (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is±2%RH and 0.5°F)
  • 【Measuring Range】Monitoring Range: 30 meters / 100ft (No Obstructions). Temperature Range: -40~140°F/-40~60°C (Inner Sensor), -40~212°F/-40~100°C (External Probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH
  • 【Probe & Mode】Inside and external probe are supplied. Inside probe can monitor spatial range T&H such as indoor and outdoor, while external probe can only monitor liquid temperature. °C /°F mode and with magnet.
  • 【Data Storage & Sampling Interval】Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, and the max date storage is 30000 points. Different sampling interval can be setting.(10s/ 30s/ 1min/ 2mins/ 5mins/ 10mins/ 30mins) The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • 【Convenient APP & Multiple Devices】Free APP (Engbird) can be applied to IOS and Android system, which supports multi-language. History and immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor, and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Inkbird Thermometer and Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe Magnet Alert for Android and iOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument IBS-TH1 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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CANADA: Inkbird Dual Stage Temperature Controller

Dual stage digital temperature controller via amazon.ca.  Are you a US homebrewer? Check out our Inkbird Deals and Reviews Page to see if we have any current US based Inkbird Finds.

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.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.

Inkbird 10A Max.1200W Temperature Controller, Thermostat Outlet, Greenhouse, Reptile, Terrarium, Freezer Thermostats

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