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Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller – $29.74 + free shipping, w/coupon + Hands on Review

Inkbird 10A 110V Digital Thermostat with Heat and Cool Relays ITC-308 Home Brewing

ITC-308 Home Brewing Temperature Controller by Inkbird


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

  • Convenient Design: Plug and play, easy to use.
  • Support reading with Centigrade or Fahrenheit unit.
  • Maximum output load: 1100W(110V).
  • Dual Relay Output – Be able to connect with refrigeration and heating equipment at the same time.
  • Dual Display Window – Be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time.

Dual stage means that the ITC-308 can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit or Celsius.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use in conjunction with compatible heating and/or cooling devices (usually a freezer or a refrigerator) to help control fermentation or kegerator temperatures. This is a great controller!  Check out my extensive Hands on Review of the ITC-308.  That includes loads of information including a walk through of all settings.

4/5/20 11 AM Central: This is selling for $34.99.  Apply coupon code I43VCIIL and the price drops to $29.74 at checkout. 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.

Inkbird 10A 110V Digital Thermostat with Heat and Cool Relays ITC-308 Home Brewing


Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird ITC308 Review | Homebrew Temp Controller Roundup! – Kegerator and Fermentation – concepts, applications and models

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Digital Heat Thermostat Controller [Fermentation Temps] – $16.99 + free prime ship

Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination,Reptiles and Brewing 68-108℉

Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination,Reptiles and Brewing 68-108℉

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  • Our thermostat controller can be used for reptile heating pad, seedling germination, rooting, brewing, heating, fermentation, and more, keeping your various environments in their ideal temperature range
  • Provide constant optimum temperatures for specific plants and controls temperature in colder or warmer environments
  • Simply set the temperature probe, plug-in the controller, and use the large 3-button interface temperature digital display available in Fahrenheit and Celsius.
  • Grounded 3-prong plug measure an extended 6 feet in length, designed to suit almost any application you can imagine.
  • Temperature control range is 68-108°F, Rated Voltage is 120VAC 60Hz, Max Loading: 8.3A 1000W. Do not immerse controller or probe into water.

 

Note: This is for heating only.   Also: Homebrew Temp Controller Roundup! and Maintaining Fermentation Temps in Colder Weather

4/4/20 9 PM Central: This is selling for just $16.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination,Reptiles and Brewing 68-108℉


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Fermentation Heat Wrap – $16 at Brew Hardware + Inkbird Hands on Review

FERMENTATION HEAT WRAP

About via Brew Hardware… “This simple heating wrap has a lot of surface area for nice even heat around any carboy or bucket. Wrap it around and secure with either tape or a large rubberband/bungie cord. This unit does NOT have a built in thermostat so you will need to use a controller of some sort such as the STC-1000, Johnson A419, or the new Inkbird controller that we offer.” [keep reading]

As of this posting, this is marked down to just $16.  Shipping is a Flat $7.99 with a $150 order or free with a $299 order.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

FERMENTATION HEAT WRAP

Also Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

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VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Heat Mat [Fermentation Temps] – $10.99 + free prime ship

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

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  • 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

4/1/20 1 AM Central: These have dropped to $10.99. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

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

Kenley Fermentation Heater AND Temp Controller – $37.49 + free shipping

Kenley Fermentation Carboy Heater with Thermostat - Kombucha Heating Kit - Home Brewing Heat Strip Belt Wrap Brew Warmer Warming Pad with Temperature Controller - Works with any Vessel up to 8 Gallons

Kenley Fermentation Carboy Heater with Thermostat – Kombucha Heating Kit – Home Brewing Heat Strip Belt Wrap Brew Warmer Warming Pad with Temperature Controller – Works with any Vessel up to 8 Gallons

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

  • BREW IN ANY CONDITIONS Whether you’re brewing kombucha, wine or beer, the Kenley heating system lets you control the temperature of the vessel. You won’t run the risk of overheating your brew or letting it chill.
  • CONTROL BREW TEMPERATURE EASILY This Kenley fermentation heating kit comes with a temperature controller which means that heater only kicks in when it registers a drop in temperature and stops running as soon as the right temperature is reached.
  • USE YOUR EXISTING VESSELS Designed to work with almost any fermentation vessel up to 8 gallons, this Kenley fermentation heater is flexible and easy to fit snugly against the carboy. The 32x11in film simply wraps around the jar and is secured with the elastic bands supplied.
  • SPEED UP BREWING TIMES Yeast activity slows as the temperature drops, but stops entirely if the temperature is too high. By maintaining a constant temperature, you can create the perfect conditions for the brew you’re using, reducing the brew time so you can create more perfect batches.
  • MINIMAL ENERGY USAGE Each brew has particular needs, yet you may only have one environment, be it a chilly garage or a temperate spare room. The Kenley kit only uses the minimum energy required, unlike always-on systems, which keeps your energy costs down.

 

3/26/20 5 PM Central: This combo is selling for $37.49. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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.

Kenley Fermentation Carboy Heater with Thermostat – Kombucha Heating Kit – Home Brewing Heat Strip Belt Wrap Brew Warmer Warming Pad with Temperature Controller – Works with any Vessel up to 8 Gallons


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

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller with WiFi – $39 + free shipping via eBay

Inkbird ITC-308 WIFI Pre-wired Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat 2-stage 1100w w/Sensor

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: 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 OutputDual relay output, which can connect heating and cooling device at the same time.
    ● Alarm for SafeHigh/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.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures. This is a great controller.  Check out our [Hands on Review] – that contains a section on the ITC-308+WiFi

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $39. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  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 the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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Inkbird ITC-308 WIFI Pre-wired Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat 2-stage 1100w w/Sensor

Compare at Amazon: Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, Dual Screen Readouts,1100w, w/Sensor

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird ITC308 Review

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Anvil Temperature Controller – Heat Or Cool – $24.99 + Free Shipping

Anvil Temperature Controller - Heat Or Cool - Homebrew Beer Carboy Fermentation

Anvil Temperature Controller – Heat Or Cool – Homebrew Beer Carboy Fermentation

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

The Anvil temperature controller is tuned and designed for home brewing. No need to spend time configuring and fiddling with settings. Just plug it in and start controlling your temps! The unique design has an integral male plug on the back allowing it to be to plugged into any 120V wall receptacle greatly reducing cable clutter and eliminating the need to drill holes for mounting. Simply plug your refrigerator or pump into the front and you’re ready to go. The 9.5 ft long sensor cable reaches anywhere you need. We’ve also selected a robust 15A internal relay for long life and more capacity than the competition. All this at one cool price.

Features:

  • 120V 15A operation
  • Control temps to +/- 1F
  • Temperature Control Range: 16 – 220°F
  • Fahrenheit display
  • Selectable heat and cool modes (not dual stage)
  • Plugs into any 120V wall receptacle – no mounting holes needed!
  • Reduced cable clutter
  • Plug can be inverted to match your receptacle
  • 9.5 ft sensor cable length
  • 1.5″ sensor probe length

 

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $24.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  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 the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Anvil Temperature Controller – Heat Or Cool – Homebrew Beer Carboy Fermentation

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Control Your Kegerator Or Fermentation Chamber With Samsung SmartThings!

I have Samsung SmartThings installed in my home.  SmartThings requires a central hub.  That hub communicates with other… SmartThings.  Loads of compatible devices using a number of protocols are available from multiple vendors.  Search Amazon for “smartthings” to see what’s out there.  After these things are connected, you can program automations or routines that define how they operate under certain conditions.  All of this is interoperable with other platforms like Google Home and Alexa.

This post is about using SmartThings to control the temperature of your kegerator or fermentation chamber.  To do that, I use three things – A SmartThings Hub, a Multipurpose Sensor and a Kasa Smart Plug.  Labels and photos show both kegerator and fermentation chamber scenarios.  This concept should work for both applications.

The Multipurpose Sensor can do several things including monitor temperatureThe other piece to the puzzle was a smart plug to tum the kegerator/freezer/fridge off and on as needed.  I used a Kasa Smart WiFi Plug by TP-Link.  It worked like a champ.  I used this because it’s what I had, but wouldn’t necessarily recommend this one.  Keep reading for more on that.

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Fermentation Heating Belt – $20 + free shipping

Brew Fermentation Heating Belt, 1-Count

Brew Fermentation Heating Belt

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

  • Package contains 1-count of Brew belt fermentation heating belt
  • Fits a 7-8 Gallon Plastic Fermenter or a 6 Gallon Plastic Fermenter
  • It will maintain at a constant brewing temperature of 75-80 deg F. up to 8 days
  • Additional heat source to maintain minimum fermentation temperatures

This 120 Volt Heater can maintain wine or beer fermenting temperatures in cold room, garage, or basemement. Adjusts to fit 3, 5 and 6 gallon carboys or 5, 6, and 8 gallon buckets. Not recommended for glass carboys.


 

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Brew Fermentation Heating Belt


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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.

Hands on Review: BrewBuilt CoolStix – Fermentation Temp Control Without a Dedicated Refrigerator

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

BrewBuilt Coolstix

All yeasts- ale or lager- have a temperature range that produce the most desirable flavor traits. And even within that target range, there are specific characteristics that get coaxed out when you’re at the top versus the bottom of that range. So when you get a recipe dialed in to your liking, being able to ferment at a specific temperature is a big deal. It’s the difference between simply making a good beer, and making the specific beer you want.

There are different ways to control fermentation temperature. There are fermentation chambers that control the temperature in a small-ish refrigerator or cabinet, and then there are ways to control the temperature more directly within the fermentor itself. The BrewBuilt Coolstix is a method to chill your fermenting beer within the fermentor itself. It does this via a stainless steel cooling rod you insert through the lid of your fermentor and down into the fermenting wort. This allows you more flexibility in fermentation space. You can put your fermentor in one place while fermenting and then put it away up on a shelf after.

Cooling Rod Weld

The hollow rod is made of stainless steel, and it has another smaller pipe welded inside of it. A hose connects to one end to let the flow of cooling water in, and then a hose connects to the other, to take cooling water out. The cooling water used is generally a cooler filled with ice water, which you have to provide yourself. As this ice-cold water passes through, it draws heat from the fermenting wort, and then carries it out. The Complete Kit – See: CoolStix Lineup -, sold by MoreBeer, also includes the pump, hoses, connections, and a standard Inkbird ITC-308 controller to get it to work as a system. This leaves you to just provide your own ice water bath.

Inkbird Temp Controller – Hands on Review ITC-308

The connections between hose and cooling rod are slick. They are self-sealing quick disconnects. To connect, you simply push them on and they snap connected. When it comes time to disconnect, you push down on a small metal tab and they pop off, sealing themselves so you don’t leak any cooling water.

Valved Disconnects – Valved Disconnects at MoreBeerConfiguration Diagram


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CoolStix setups are available for a wide range of fermenters including Fermonsters, Carboys, Tri-Clamp equipped setups, Speidel Fermenters and more.

BrewBuilt CoolStix Temp Control at MoreBeer

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