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Inkbirdplus Reptile Heating Pad Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Plants Greenhouse and Germination, 20W, MET Standard

Inkbirdplus Heat Mat 20W, MET Standard


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

  • 【Reliable & Upgraded Heating】INK-HM20W professional heat mat is quipped with upgraded heating film, provides gentle and warm heats for the plant germination, maintains the temperature of the root area between 86℉-104℉ when the ambient temperature is around 68℉. The upgraded heating film is solid and stable, it will never scorch your plants.
  • 【Stable & Flexible】The strong heating film and the flexible construction offers more uniform heating and the radiate far-infrared light wave making the heat source softer and evenly, perfect for seed starting and home gardening. The mat is soft and can be stored as a roll, no crease will be left when unfolding it. It will be great to use in conjunction with INKBIRD thermostats.
  • 【Safe & Durable】The MET certificated seeding mat adopts the high temperature resistant thickening material, reinforced power cord, and latest heating film, can withstand damp greenhouse environments and safe to use both indoor and outdoor. INKBIRD will provide 1 year warranty and lifetime consultation service, please feel free to contact us at any time!
  • 【Fittable & Easy Cleaning】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 20 Watts to help you save on electricity. The heating pad is rated to IP67 waterproof, proofed against splashes, showers and sprays. It will be convenient to clean the heating pad by rinsing and wiping.
  • 【Compatible】INK-HM20W Heating Mat is recommended to use with Inkbird Temperature Controller ITC-308, ITC-306T, C206, C206T, C929, ITC-608T.

10/21/20 1 AM Central: This is selling for $17.99.  Click on “Save an extra 15% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $15.29 at checkout.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order.  Note that this is set to end on 10/23 while supplies last.  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. tag:ibc

Inkbirdplus Reptile Heating Pad Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Plants Greenhouse and Germination, 20W, MET Standard – 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 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.

Maintaining Fermentation Temps in Colder Weather

Fermentation temperature has a lot to do with how your finished beer turns out.

As seasons turn, you may need a boost to keep fermentation temperatures up.  Here’s a roundup of some of the available options out there along with some related reviews and resource posts

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Inkbird Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – $23.19, w/20% off coupon – Featured in “6 Upgrades for Your Kegerator”

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe/Magnet/Alert for Android&IOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument Cigar IBS-TH1

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe/Magnet/Alert for Android&IOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument Cigar IBS-TH1

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  • [Measuring Range] Monitoring Range: 50 meters / 150ft (No Obstructions). Temperature Range: -40~140°F (Inner Sensor)/ -40~212°F (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 monitor liquid temperature. °C /°F mode and with magnet base.
  • [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)
  • [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.
  • [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.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermentation” and “kegerator

I use this in my kegerator!  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Also: Battery Replacement Guide for Inkbird IBS-TH1

10/19/20 6 PM Central: This is selling for $28.99.  Apply coupon code 49F6WRQ2 and the price drops to $23.19 at checkout. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order.  Note that this is set to end on 10/23 while supplies last.  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. tag:ibc

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe/Magnet/Alert for Android&IOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument Cigar IBS-TH1


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ITC-310TB Digital Dual Stage Temperature Controller + 12 Timers – $44.99, save $10 + free ship eligible, limited availability

Inkbird Programmable Digital Temperature Controller - (12 Stage) FE642

Inkbird digital dual stage temp controller with 12 timers via MoreBeer


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

The Inkbird ITC-310T-B dual relay temperature controller is an easy to use and durable controller that is perfect for home brewing. Control both heating and cooling, and set independent differentials for each to keep the exact temperature you need. This Inkbird is programmable allowing you to set up to 12 different temperatures for 12 different periods of time. This is a great way to automate the steps of your mash, set fermentation schedules, and any other creative uses requiring temperature changes over time.

  • Simple plug and play design with user friendly LED interface
  • Programmable up to 12 different temperatures over 12 different times
  • Dual relay output – control both heating and cooling
  • Adjustable Heating/Cooling differential
  • 1200 W max power
  • Celsius or Fahrenheit
  • High and low temperature and sensor fault alarms
  • Can control temperatures of -58° F through 248° F (-50° C – 120° C)
  • Body Dimensions: 5.5 in x 2.7 in x 1.3 in

The Ink bird controller performs many of the same functions as the Ranco or Johnson but at a more affordable price, making it a great alternative for temperature control.


Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

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.

Inkbird Programmable Digital Temperature Controller – (12 Stage) FE642 – $54.99 $44.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Related: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews! | Hands on Review ITC-308

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ITC-1000F Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller – $14.39 + free prime ship, w/coupon

Inkbird ITC-1000F 2 Stage Temperature Calibration Controller Cooling and Heating Modes Celsius and Fahrenheit

Inkbird ITC-1000F Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller by Inkbird

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

  • There are two relays. Switch between cooling and heating modes. Support for °F / °C display.
  • Overheat Protection of Home Appliances, hatching, Seedling pads, constant temperature Circulation and other Electrical Appliances.
  • By setting the temperature set-point and the difference between the temperature set-point and the difference.
  • Alarm when temperature is out of limit or sensor is wrong.
  • Switch between refrigeration and heating modes, temperature calibration.

 

Use to help control temperature of your kegerator, fermentation chamber or as part of your brew system. Dual Stage means this can control a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.   Note that this is an unwired controller and will require some work to implement in your project.  See: ITC-1000 Step by Step Build for one possible configuration.  If you’re looking for a pre-wired temp controller, consider – ITC-308 – [Review].

10/19/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for $15.99.  Apply coupon code PA5MLADX and the price drops to $14.39 at checkout.Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order.  Note that this is set to end on 10/23 while supplies last.  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. tag:ibc

Inkbird ITC-1000F 2 Stage Temperature Calibration Controller Cooling and Heating Modes Celsius and Fahrenheit


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

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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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Inkbird IP67 Waterproof Heat Mat! [fermentation temps] – $15.29 + free prime ship, w/coupon

Inkbirdplus Reptile Heating Pad Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Plants Greenhouse and Germination, 20W, MET Standard

Inkbirdplus Heat Mat 20W, MET Standard


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

  • 【Reliable & Upgraded Heating】INK-HM20W professional heat mat is quipped with upgraded heating film, provides gentle and warm heats for the plant germination, maintains the temperature of the root area between 86℉-104℉ when the ambient temperature is around 68℉. The upgraded heating film is solid and stable, it will never scorch your plants.
  • 【Stable & Flexible】The strong heating film and the flexible construction offers more uniform heating and the radiate far-infrared light wave making the heat source softer and evenly, perfect for seed starting and home gardening. The mat is soft and can be stored as a roll, no crease will be left when unfolding it. It will be great to use in conjunction with INKBIRD thermostats.
  • 【Safe & Durable】The MET certificated seeding mat adopts the high temperature resistant thickening material, reinforced power cord, and latest heating film, can withstand damp greenhouse environments and safe to use both indoor and outdoor. INKBIRD will provide 1 year warranty and lifetime consultation service, please feel free to contact us at any time!
  • 【Fittable & Easy Cleaning】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 20 Watts to help you save on electricity. The heating pad is rated to IP67 waterproof, proofed against splashes, showers and sprays. It will be convenient to clean the heating pad by rinsing and wiping.
  • 【Compatible】INK-HM20W Heating Mat is recommended to use with Inkbird Temperature Controller ITC-308, ITC-306T, C206, C206T, C929, ITC-608T.

10/16/20 6 PM Central: This is selling for $17.99.  Click on “Save an extra 15% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $15.29 at checkout.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order.  Note that this is set to end on 10/23 while supplies last.  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. tag:ibc

Inkbirdplus Reptile Heating Pad Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Plants Greenhouse and Germination, 20W, 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

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.

Ketotek KT3100 Digital Temperature Controller… $17.99 + Free Prime Ship

Ketotek KT3100 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Outlet Heating Cooling Mode Timer Function Homebrew Greenhouse Terratium Reptiles and Aquatium

Ketotek KT3100 Digital Temperature Controller

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

  • Smart to control temperature .widely used for heating mat, homebrew, greenhouse, aquarium, aquaculture etc
  • Smart timing. This plug time thermostat socket has the functions of cycle timing, timing opening, timing closing and timing switch. Timing range: range:0-99 hours 59 minutes, timing accuracy: MAX 10 minutes.
  • Smart temperature controller. By setting start and stop temperature, this plug in temperature controller socket will automatically switch heating and cooling modes and control the heating/cooling equipment to work.
  • Big LCD display. The LCD display is able to show the temperature control mode ,start and stop temperature more easily.
  • Temperature correction function, screen lock protection function, memory function: all current settings will be saved after power off.

 

10/15/20 2 PM Central: This is selling for just $17.99.  In my opinion… this is a bargain for a pre-wired temp controller.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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.

Ketotek KT3100 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Outlet Heating Cooling Mode Timer Function Homebrew Greenhouse Terratium Reptiles and Aquatium – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement – To Immerse or Not To Immerse? – three tests to determine optimal placement

Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement

Where Should I Place My Kegerator Temperature Probe?

After my test on the effects of a recirculating fan on kegerator temperatures (See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan), I decided to test the effects of kegerator temperature probe placement.  I went with three configurations: Immersed vs Ambient Non-Immersed vs… Zip Tied to a Beer Can.  Those tests yielded some interesting findings.


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STC-3008 – Dual Display, Dual Probes Digital Temperature Controller – $16.99 + Free Prime Ship

AC Temperature Controller, Aideepen Digital STC-3008 AC 110-220V Dual Display Thermostat Temperature Controller with Dual Probes

AC Temperature Controller, Aideepen Digital STC-3008 AC 110-220V Dual Display Thermostat Temperature Controller with Dual Probes

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  • STC-3008 temperature controller, temperature Range:-55°C~ + 120°C
  • Supply Voltage: AC 110-220V
  • With dual probe NTC sensor
  • Widely Application: various sensor control boxes, water heater, freezer, fan, etc

 

10/11/20 2 PM Central: This is selling for $16.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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.

AC Temperature Controller, Aideepen Digital STC-3008 AC 110-220V Dual Display Thermostat Temperature Controller with Dual Probes – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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