Category Archives: Temp Control

Inkbird Inkbird WiFi Thermometer Hygrometer [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps]… $16.37 w/30% off coupon

INKBIRD WiFi Thermometer Hygrometer Monitor, Smart Temperature Humidity Sensor IBS-TH3 with App Notification Alert, 1 Year Data Storage Export, Remote Monitor for Greenhouse Wine Cellar Baby RoomInkbird WiFi Thermometer and Hygrometer

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Highlighted Features
  • 🌡🌡【Smart WiFi Control】It can be connected through 2.4GHz WiFi(5G WiFi is not supported, no gateway required), and it is easy to connect, no matter where you are, the mobile phone can be monitored remotely; which supports connecting multiple mobile phones, and conversely, a mobile phone can also read multiple sensors.
  • 🌡🌡【Data Storage & Export】Built-in temperature and humidity sensors, data is stored on the server and supports up to 1 year of historical data acquisition.
  • 🌡🌡【Smart Alert Function】The INKBIRD App supports charts, accuracy calibration, is easy to navigate, temperature alarm notification (alarm supports remote alarm, app information notification, low battery reminder), data export, and recording time intervals can be set, do not support built-in magnets, AAA battery*3 (not included).
  • 🌡🌡【Temperature humidity range and accuracy】Temperature range: -20℃~60℃ (-4℉~140℉); support higher temperature detection accuracy: ±0.3℃/±0.5℉; humidity range: 0%RH-99%RH; humidity Detection accuracy: ±3%RH. Calibration can be performed in the INKBIRD APP.
  • 🌡🌡【Easy to Place】The wifi temperature and humidity monitor's design fits in the palm of your hand, and with the lanyard holes design, it's enough to fit in potted plants, baby rooms, wine cellars, reptile vivariums, and other small spaces, not waterproof(not recommended for use in the refrigerator and freezer), meets your needs for any corner.

 

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

This has a hygrometer function as well.  That shows % relative humidity and could be handy for judging whether your Eva Dry (or similar) needs recharged for the purpose of handling excess kegerator and fermentation chamber wetness.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

6/14 3 PM Central: These are on sale for $23.39. Apply the 30% off coupon on the product page and the price drops to $16.37 at checkout. 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

INKBIRD WiFi Thermometer Hygrometer Monitor, Smart Temperature Humidity Sensor IBS-TH3 with App Notification Alert, 1 Year Data Storage Export, Remote Monitor for Greenhouse Wine Cellar Baby Room– affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Hands On Review: Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Temperature Controller

Updated: 6/12/2024

Inkbird’s ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temperature Controller is a dual stage, pre-wired Digital Temperature Controller

The ITC-308 comes in the original version as well as an updated Wi-Fi enabled model.  This review covers both editions of this controller.

Why a Temp Controller?

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.


Check Prices, Current Specs & Availability, Review Continues Below:

Alternate Listings:

Different listings or combos for the ITC-308 may be available – search Amazon for “Inkbird Digital Temperature Controller”  – to see what variations may be available

Canada:

At MoreBeer:


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]… $24.50 on Lightning Deals

Inkbird ITC-308 WiFi Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller… $35 on Lightning Deals


Dual vs Single Stage

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 and Centigrade.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Hands on Review Inkbird’s ITC-308 Temp Controller

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Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller [Kegerator or Fermentation]… $24.50 on Lightning Deals

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

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

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Highlighted Features
  • 🥇🥇【Convenient Design】 Plug and play, easy to use. Support °C/°F display.
  • 🥇🥇【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.
  • 🥇🥇【Buzzer Alarm】 High and low temperature alarms are available when the temperature is over or the sensor is with issue.
  • 🥇🥇【Safety】Maximum output load: 1100W(110V). It comes with temperature calibration and compressor delay which can protect your refrigeration.

 

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 my Hands on Review

As of this update, this is on sale for $24.50 as an Amazon Lightning Deal. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals and can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Deal is valid 4/12 only while supplies last.

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller 2-Stage Outlet Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode Carboy Homebrew Fermenter Greenhouse Terrarium 110V 10A 1100W – affiliate link, 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 WiFi Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller… $35 on Lightning Deals

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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Highlighted Features
  • 👍👍【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.

As of this update this is on sale for $35 as an Amazon Lightning Deal. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals and can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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

Updated: 5/3/2024

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

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Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller [Kegerator or Fermentation]

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

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

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 🥇🥇【Convenient Design】 Plug and play, easy to use. Support °C/°F display.
  • 🥇🥇【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.
  • 🥇🥇【Buzzer Alarm】 High and low temperature alarms are available when the temperature is over or the sensor is with issue.
  • 🥇🥇【Safety】Maximum output load: 1100W(110V). It comes with temperature calibration and compressor delay which can protect your refrigeration.

 

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 my Hands on Review

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller 2-Stage Outlet Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode Carboy Homebrew Fermenter Greenhouse Terrarium 110V 10A 1100W – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer + Rare DEAL

tilt review

Updated: 6/5/2024

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.

Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer

I get pretty excited about most homebrew gear. As an engineer, I love trying to find new tools that let me brew more consistently, or give me control over processes that previously were just a spectator sport. The Tilt Bluetooth hydrometer is one of those devices that pulls back the curtain a bit on a part of the brew process that’s a bit more mysterious. It lets you see what’s going on within your fermenting beer in a way that makes you wonder how you managed without it before.


Deals on TILT are Rare, Why?

TILT is a MAP item. MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This gear generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and is rarely discounted.


Limited Time Deal! STACKING Backdoor Deals on TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer!

Deal # 1: Free Oberon Kit!

Celebrate Oberon Day

Deal #: 5% Back

  • Adventures in Homebrewing’s Rewards program typically offers about 5% back. Each qualifying item earns 1 point per dollar. 200 points gets you a $10 discount code.
  • My contact at AIH says this works on EVERYTHING excluding gift cards.
  • Note: In order to earn rewards points, you must log in to your AIH account.
  • See: Rewards Program Complete Details

This is a loophole or sorts that gets you a rare, de facto discount on TILT

Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing


Check Current Prices & Availability

Check product pages and searches for current availability, description and pricing

A note about colors: The function of all models is the same. If you want multiple TILTs you should choose different colors because your app can monitor only one of each color

TILT Wrench

TILT Range Extender


This article contains affiliate links. We may make a small percentage if you use our links to make a purchase. You won’t pay more and you’ll be supporting Homebrew Finds and more content like this. Thank you for your support!


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The device comes in a compact clear polycarbonate tube, sealed on each end to keep the battery and fancy circuitry dry as it floats along in your fermentor. It’s completely no-strings-attached, and you just drop it in your fermentor and the Bluetooth chip on board broadcasts to your smartphone or tablet to report Standard Gravity and temperature. It makes use of a novel concept to track your gravity. It has a digital inclinometer on board, which measures how much it’s “tilt”-ed . The weight of the device makes it want to sink in your beer, and buoyancy of the cylinder counteracts it. The thicker your wort is, the Tilt doesn’t sink as much and as a result has a greater tilt. As your fermentation progresses and the gravity drops, the buoyancy decreases and Tilt sinks lower and becomes more vertical. The circuitry measuring the angle does some calculations and outputs the angle as a gravity measurement.

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TCL Chest Freezer, 5 cut ft. – now… $155 at Wal-Mart (Use for Fermentation or Kegerator) + My Three Top Tips for Keezer Conversions

TCL CF073W, White 7.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer

  • As of this posting, Wal-Mart this chest freezer on sale for $165. It’s down to just $155.44 as of this update.
  • Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

TCL CF073W, White 7.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer

You could use this to put together a freezer based kegerator/keezer (See: Tips and Gear for your Kegerator) or temperature controlled fermentation chamber.

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller| Review

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Pre-Order Now… Spike Brewing Glycol Chiller!

SPIKE BREWING GLYCOL CHILLER

Updated: 5/14/2024

Spike Brewing Glycol Chiller

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

The NEW Spike Glycol Chiller makes stabilizing and cooling your fermenter temperatures a breeze. We included must-have features like an integrated glycol drain port, quick connecting fittings for glycol lines, splash proof lid, locking casters and even a glycol sight glass to check glycol volumes.

It was also designed to be super user friendly. Want to increase your temperature? Press the up button. No more complicated parameters to setup; we’ve already done that hard work for you. The unit has a small footprint, moves around your brewery easily thanks to the included casters and can chill up to four fermenters!

This beast has a large reservoir which provides plenty of cooling power and with quick connect glycol lines, it’s easy to add all those fermenters with just a push of the tube.

CHILLING CAPACITY

  • Cold Crashing/Lagering Temps: Up to 60 gallons of total beer spread across up to 4 fermenters
  • Fermentation Temps: Up to 120 gallons of total beer spread across up to 4 fermenters

We recommend purchasing two Spike Glycol Chillers if your brewery’s needs exceed either of these limits at any given time.

PRODUCT SPECS

  • 1/2 HP (2,300 BTU/hr) cooling capacity
  • 120V 3 prong plug
  • 5.5A maximum current
  • 7 gallon glycol tank
  • 18″ L x 18″ W x 26″ H
  • Environmentally friendly R290 refrigerant
  • Capacity for up to 4 fermenters
  • User friendly controller
  • 1.5″ locking casters included
  • Splash proof lid
  • Integrated glycol drain port
  • Integrated quick connect fittings for glycol lines
  • Glycol level sight glass
  • Built in cord routing for pumps
  • Internal hose connections to fit with our glycol pump (12″x1/2″ OD tubes attached to each port)
  • Compatible with Spike Flex, Flex+, Conicals and most competitor fermenters with the correct fittings
  • Recommended glycol ratio is 2:1 (2gal of water for every 1gal of glycol)

 

This is being offered as a pre-order with shipping scheduled for early July.

SPIKE BREWING GLYCOL CHILLER

Spike Reviews!

Hands on Review: Spike Brewing Flex Fermentor

Hands on Review: Spike Conical Fermenters

Hands on Review: Spike TC100 Temperature Control System!

 

Also at Great Fermentations: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!Hands on Review

More: Recent Great Deals

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. 4.23.24 tag:watchan Announcing: Spike Brewing Glycol Chiller!

Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer – STACKING Deals on TILT

tilt review

Updated: 5/28/2024

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.

Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer

I get pretty excited about most homebrew gear. As an engineer, I love trying to find new tools that let me brew more consistently, or give me control over processes that previously were just a spectator sport. The Tilt Bluetooth hydrometer is one of those devices that pulls back the curtain a bit on a part of the brew process that’s a bit more mysterious. It lets you see what’s going on within your fermenting beer in a way that makes you wonder how you managed without it before.


Deals on TILT are Rare, Why?

TILT is a MAP item. MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This gear generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and is rarely discounted.


Limited Time Deal! STACKING Backdoor Deals on TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer!

Deal # 1: Free Oberon Kit!

Celebrate Oberon Day

Deal #: 5% Back

  • Adventures in Homebrewing’s Rewards program typically offers about 5% back. Each qualifying item earns 1 point per dollar. 200 points gets you a $10 discount code.
  • My contact at AIH says this works on EVERYTHING excluding gift cards.
  • Note: In order to earn rewards points, you must log in to your AIH account.
  • See: Rewards Program Complete Details

This is a loophole or sorts that gets you a rare, de facto discount on TILT

Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing


Check Current Prices & Availability

Check product pages and searches for current availability, description and pricing

A note about colors: The function of all models is the same. If you want multiple TILTs you should choose different colors because your app can monitor only one of each color

TILT Wrench

TILT Range Extender


This article contains affiliate links. We may make a small percentage if you use our links to make a purchase. You won’t pay more and you’ll be supporting Homebrew Finds and more content like this. Thank you for your support!


Related


The device comes in a compact clear polycarbonate tube, sealed on each end to keep the battery and fancy circuitry dry as it floats along in your fermentor. It’s completely no-strings-attached, and you just drop it in your fermentor and the Bluetooth chip on board broadcasts to your smartphone or tablet to report Standard Gravity and temperature. It makes use of a novel concept to track your gravity. It has a digital inclinometer on board, which measures how much it’s “tilt”-ed . The weight of the device makes it want to sink in your beer, and buoyancy of the cylinder counteracts it. The thicker your wort is, the Tilt doesn’t sink as much and as a result has a greater tilt. As your fermentation progresses and the gravity drops, the buoyancy decreases and Tilt sinks lower and becomes more vertical. The circuitry measuring the angle does some calculations and outputs the angle as a gravity measurement.

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Inkbird Inkbird WiFi Thermometer Hygrometer [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps]

INKBIRD WiFi Thermometer Hygrometer Monitor, Smart Temperature Humidity Sensor IBS-TH3 with App Notification Alert, 1 Year Data Storage Export, Remote Monitor for Greenhouse Wine Cellar Baby RoomInkbird WiFi Thermometer and Hygrometer

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 🌡🌡【Smart WiFi Control】It can be connected through 2.4GHz WiFi(5G WiFi is not supported, no gateway required), and it is easy to connect, no matter where you are, the mobile phone can be monitored remotely; which supports connecting multiple mobile phones, and conversely, a mobile phone can also read multiple sensors.
  • 🌡🌡【Data Storage & Export】Built-in temperature and humidity sensors, data is stored on the server and supports up to 1 year of historical data acquisition.
  • 🌡🌡【Smart Alert Function】The INKBIRD App supports charts, accuracy calibration, is easy to navigate, temperature alarm notification (alarm supports remote alarm, app information notification, low battery reminder), data export, and recording time intervals can be set, do not support built-in magnets, AAA battery*3 (not included).
  • 🌡🌡【Temperature humidity range and accuracy】Temperature range: -20℃~60℃ (-4℉~140℉); support higher temperature detection accuracy: ±0.3℃/±0.5℉; humidity range: 0%RH-99%RH; humidity Detection accuracy: ±3%RH. Calibration can be performed in the INKBIRD APP.
  • 🌡🌡【Easy to Place】The wifi temperature and humidity monitor's design fits in the palm of your hand, and with the lanyard holes design, it's enough to fit in potted plants, baby rooms, wine cellars, reptile vivariums, and other small spaces, not waterproof(not recommended for use in the refrigerator and freezer), meets your needs for any corner.

 

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

This has a hygrometer function as well.  That shows % relative humidity and could be handy for judging whether your Eva Dry (or similar) needs recharged for the purpose of handling excess kegerator and fermentation chamber wetness.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

INKBIRD WiFi Thermometer Hygrometer Monitor, Smart Temperature Humidity Sensor IBS-TH3 with App Notification Alert, 1 Year Data Storage Export, Remote Monitor for Greenhouse Wine Cellar Baby Room– affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

TWO x Waterproof Heat Mats [Fermentation Temps]

HYDGOOHO Seedling Heat Mat, 10"x 20.75" Plant Heating Pad for Home Gardening Seed Starting, MET Certified Waterproof Durable Germination Station Heat Mat

2 x Waterproof Heat Mats

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Highlighted Features
  • 【MET STANDARD&WATERPROOF MATERIAL】: Made of heavy duty PVC material that is durable and tear resistant.The heating pad is rated to IP67 waterproof against splashes, showers and sprays and also easy to clean by rinsing and wiping
  • 【WIDE APPLICATION】: Works perfectly for spring plant starts,in the cold environment or any time your plants need a heat boost;Great for brewing kombucha,wine or other DIY fermentation projects;Heat the pet terrariums for your reptile pets;Ideal for most conditions indoors or outdoors
  • 【UNIFORM& SUITABLE TEMPERATURE】: The seed starter provides consistent uniform heating at the right temperature around 20-30℃(68℉-86℉) which is ideal for seed starting and cutting propagation
  • 【ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN AND STORAGE】: The heater runs at only 18 Watts to help you save on electricity.When not in use,you just need to half fold up the heating mat in a storage box,very convenient to store
  • 【MULTI-LAYER STRUCTURE】: The strong heating wire and upgraded thicker multi-layer structure offers more uniform heating and durability.The even heating distribution heating can avoid overheat or scorch the delicate roots

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.

 

You could use this in conjunction with a compatible temp controller to dial in fermentation temps.

HYDGOOHO 2 Pack Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10″ x 20.75″ for Indoor Home Gardening Plant Germination MET Standard – affiliate link, 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 Digital Temperature Controller| Review

RAPT WiFi/Bluetooth Enabled Temp Controller – on sale for… $74.99, Save $50!

rapt wifi controllerFrom MoreBeer:

The New RAPT WiFi-enabled temperature controller allows you to monitor, track and control heating and cooling devices remotely via any internet connection. From the portal, easily monitor and adjust your fermentation temp settings remotely. You can also set customized fermentation temperature profiles that will run automatically for you. This is an amazing upgrade to your existing temperature controller!

RAPT Digital Temperature Controller | WiFi/Bluetooth Enabled | RAPT Portal Compatible FE971

Father’s Day Sale…

MoreBeer has a huge Dads and Grads sale going on. Save on kegerators, kegs, kits and lots more.

Dad’s & Grads Sale!

This is included in the mix and marked down a whopping $50 to $74.99.

Related: RAPT Temperature Controlled Fermentation Chamber FE975

 Finding the RAPT Pill…

The RAPT Pill allows accurate and precise, true real-time specific gravity and temperature logging and control via wifi/bluetooth integration with the RAPT fermentation chamber (KL15813), RAPT mobile app or RAPT IOT.

The RAPT Pill is tough to find in the US. Our RAPT Pill Page tracks options as they become available.

Kegland Gear Reviews!

MORE MoreBeer Deals!…This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability 3.18.23 tag:b3rapt tag:watchan Announcing: RAPT WiFi/Bluetooth Enabled Temp Controller + RAPT Chamber Deal + Finding the RAPT Pill

Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer + Get a Backdoor Deal

tilt review

Updated: 5/28/2024

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.

Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer

I get pretty excited about most homebrew gear. As an engineer, I love trying to find new tools that let me brew more consistently, or give me control over processes that previously were just a spectator sport. The Tilt Bluetooth hydrometer is one of those devices that pulls back the curtain a bit on a part of the brew process that’s a bit more mysterious. It lets you see what’s going on within your fermenting beer in a way that makes you wonder how you managed without it before.


Deals on TILT are Rare, Why?

TILT is a MAP item. MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This gear generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and is rarely discounted.


Limited Time Deal! Backdoor Deal on TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer!

  • Adventures in Homebrewing’s Rewards program typically offers about 5% back. Each qualifying item earns 1 point per dollar. 200 points gets you a $10 discount code.
  • My contact at AIH says this works on EVERYTHING excluding gift cards.
  • Note: In order to earn rewards points, you must log in to your AIH account.
  • See: Rewards Program Complete Details

This is a loophole or sorts that gets you a rare, de facto discount on TILT

Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing


Check Current Prices & Availability

Check product pages and searches for current availability, description and pricing

A note about colors: The function of all models is the same. If you want multiple TILTs you should choose different colors because your app can monitor only one of each color

TILT Wrench

TILT Range Extender


This article contains affiliate links. We may make a small percentage if you use our links to make a purchase. You won’t pay more and you’ll be supporting Homebrew Finds and more content like this. Thank you for your support!


Related


The device comes in a compact clear polycarbonate tube, sealed on each end to keep the battery and fancy circuitry dry as it floats along in your fermentor. It’s completely no-strings-attached, and you just drop it in your fermentor and the Bluetooth chip on board broadcasts to your smartphone or tablet to report Standard Gravity and temperature. It makes use of a novel concept to track your gravity. It has a digital inclinometer on board, which measures how much it’s “tilt”-ed . The weight of the device makes it want to sink in your beer, and buoyancy of the cylinder counteracts it. The thicker your wort is, the Tilt doesn’t sink as much and as a result has a greater tilt. As your fermentation progresses and the gravity drops, the buoyancy decreases and Tilt sinks lower and becomes more vertical. The circuitry measuring the angle does some calculations and outputs the angle as a gravity measurement.

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Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit – Includes Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink by Inkbird

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 【Alarm Output】With one alarm relay output: AC250V 3A (Resistive load) ON/NC, you may connect it with a buzzer.
  • 【Supports 3 Wires Sensors】3 wires sensor or 2 wires sensor, like K type thermocouple and Cu500, are supported by this PID temperature controller
  • 【SSR Output】With one relay output for external SSR, SSR or relay is a must for this temperature controller. A 40DA SSR is included
  • 【Digital Display ℃/℉】It’s a digital PID controller but also supports Centigrade and Fahrenheit reading
  • 【2 Temp Displaying Windows】The real-time temperature and the setpoint are shown at the same time

 

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink – affiliate link, 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 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.

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Updated: 4/23/2024

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Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller [Kegerator or Fermentation]

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

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

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  • 🥇🥇【Convenient Design】 Plug and play, easy to use. Support °C/°F display.
  • 🥇🥇【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.
  • 🥇🥇【Buzzer Alarm】 High and low temperature alarms are available when the temperature is over or the sensor is with issue.
  • 🥇🥇【Safety】Maximum output load: 1100W(110V). It comes with temperature calibration and compressor delay which can protect your refrigeration.

 

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 my Hands on Review

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller 2-Stage Outlet Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode Carboy Homebrew Fermenter Greenhouse Terrarium 110V 10A 1100W – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Updated: 4/22/2024

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Homebrew Temp Controller Roundup! – Kegerator and Fermentation – concepts, applications and models

homebrew temp controllers

Updated: 5/22/2024

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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BN-LINK Digital Temperature Controller, TWO Stage

BN-LINK Digital Temperature Controller

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  • 【Dual Functions】The professional dual digital outlets three-prong grounded plugs thermostat controller is capable of controlling a heating and cooling device. Bring you great convenience by replacing those controllers that only have one single function
  • 【Variety of Uses】The heating cooling thermostat can be used for seedling germination, rooting, brewing, heating, fermentation, aquarium, and more! keep your various environments in their ideal temperature range
  • 【Professional Grade】The temperature controller owns high-accuracy waterproof sensor probe with working temperature from -58°F to 230°F; Controller with working temperature from -40°F to 176°F. Maximize its functions
  • 【Set and Go】The digital reptile aquarium thermometer have clear display screens, flexible buttons, and sensitive socket contacts. Simply set the temperature probe, plug-in the controller, and choose your desired temperature setting. Digital display supports units in both Fahrenheit and Celsius
  • 【Safe & Reliable】 The advanced thermostat controller comes with overload protection and the sensor probe is waterproof. Rated Voltage is 125VAC 60Hz. 15A/1875W Resistive and general purpose, 1/2 HP, TV-5

 

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Waterproof Heat Mat (Fermentation Temps)

 

HYDGOOHO Seedling Heat Mat Hydroponic Plants Heating Pad, Seed Starting Greenhouse and Germination, Waterproof Durable Heating Pad for Indoor Home Gardening Seed Starter(10“x20.75”)

Waterproof Heat Mat

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  • 【MET STANDARD&WATERPROOF MATERIAL】: Made of heavy duty PVC material that is durable and tear resistant.The heating pad is rated to IP67 waterproof against splashes, showers and sprays and also easy to clean by rinsing and wiping
  • 【UNIFORM& SUITABLE TEMPERATURE】: The seed starter provides consistent uniform heating at the right temperature around 20-30℃(68℉-86℉) which is ideal for seed starting and cutting propagation
  • 【WIDE APPLICATION】: Works perfectly for spring plant starts,in the cold environment or any time your plants need a heat boost;Great for brewing kombucha,wine or other DIY fermentation projects;Heat the pet terrariums for your reptile pets;Ideal for most conditions indoors or outdoors
  • 【MULTI-LAYER STRUCTURE】: The strong heating wire and upgraded thicker multi-layer structure offers more uniform heating and durability.The even heating distribution heating can avoid overheat or scorch the delicate roots
  • 【ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN AND STORAGE】: The heater runs at only 18 Watts to help you save on electricity.When not in use,you just need to half fold up the heating mat in a storage box,very convenient to store

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.

 

You could use this in conjunction with a compatible temp controller to dial in fermentation temps.

HYDGOOHO Seedling Heat Mat Hydroponic Plants Heating Pad, Seed Starting Greenhouse and Germination, Waterproof Durable Heating Pad for Indoor Home Gardening Seed Starter(10“x20.75”) – affiliate link, 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 Digital Temperature Controller| Review

Waterproof Heat Mat (Fermentation Temps)

 

HYDGOOHO Seedling Heat Mat Hydroponic Plants Heating Pad, Seed Starting Greenhouse and Germination, Waterproof Durable Heating Pad for Indoor Home Gardening Seed Starter(10“x20.75”)

Waterproof Heat Mat

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 【MET STANDARD&WATERPROOF MATERIAL】: Made of heavy duty PVC material that is durable and tear resistant.The heating pad is rated to IP67 waterproof against splashes, showers and sprays and also easy to clean by rinsing and wiping
  • 【UNIFORM& SUITABLE TEMPERATURE】: The seed starter provides consistent uniform heating at the right temperature around 20-30℃(68℉-86℉) which is ideal for seed starting and cutting propagation
  • 【WIDE APPLICATION】: Works perfectly for spring plant starts,in the cold environment or any time your plants need a heat boost;Great for brewing kombucha,wine or other DIY fermentation projects;Heat the pet terrariums for your reptile pets;Ideal for most conditions indoors or outdoors
  • 【MULTI-LAYER STRUCTURE】: The strong heating wire and upgraded thicker multi-layer structure offers more uniform heating and durability.The even heating distribution heating can avoid overheat or scorch the delicate roots
  • 【ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN AND STORAGE】: The heater runs at only 18 Watts to help you save on electricity.When not in use,you just need to half fold up the heating mat in a storage box,very convenient to store

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.

 

You could use this in conjunction with a compatible temp controller to dial in fermentation temps.

HYDGOOHO Seedling Heat Mat Hydroponic Plants Heating Pad, Seed Starting Greenhouse and Germination, Waterproof Durable Heating Pad for Indoor Home Gardening Seed Starter(10“x20.75”) – affiliate link, 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 Digital Temperature Controller| Review