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Waterproof Heating Mat AND Temp Controller [Fermentation]… $22.49 + free prime ship, w/coupon

VIVOHOME 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat and 40-108°F Digital Thermostat Controller Combo Set MET Certified

VIVOHOME 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat and 40-108°F Digital Thermostat Controller Combo Set MET Certified

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  • COMBO SET – Package includes 1-pack 10*20.75 inch seedling heat mat and 1-pack digital thermostat controller; Comes with a handy carrying bag; Seeds germinated and you need to store the mat? Simply roll it up and pack it away, guaranteed not to take up much room
  • WARM YOUR ROOT AREA – Seedling heat mat will automatically warms rooting area 10-20°F over ambient temperature; Can be used indoors or in a greenhouse, providing enough heat to get your garden established and keep it healthy
  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL – Thermostat controllerI will improve propagation rates by maintaining ideal root temperatures between 40-108°F (5-42°C). Control device allows gardeners to select and maintain optimum rooting temperatures for faster seedling and cutting growth
  • EASY TO USE – Just place the heat mat on a flat, dry surface under a seedling tray and plug the cord into a standard 120V outlet to begin heating your starts; The digital controller features 3-button interface for simple operation and easy calibration; Compatible with almost all heat mats

 

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VIVOHOME 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat and 40-108°F Digital Thermostat Controller Combo Set MET Certified – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Waterproof Heating Mat by VIVOHOME [fermentation temps]… $9.99

VIVOHOME 20W Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Propagation and Increase Germination Success 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch MET Safety Standard Certified

VIVOHOME 20W Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Propagation and Increase Germination Success 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch MET Safety Standard Certified

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  • PROFESSIONAL HEAT MAT – Provide your seedlings with a warmer environment to speed up germination, raise success rates, and increase growth rates; A faster growth rate translates to quicker transplant times and higher future yields; Use indoors, in greenhouses, and grow tents, help make your garden a healthy and fruitful place
  • DURABLE & RELIABLE – Made with heavy duty PVC material that is durable and resists wear and tear; Complies with MET standards; multi-layer structure with built-in insulated wiring and PET film design follows strict safety standards; IPX-4 water-resistant surface helps keep the device clean and functioning properly
  • STABLE HEATING SYSTEM – Automatically warms root area 10-20℉(5-11℃) over the ambient air temperature, which will increase the success of seedlings and cuttings; We recommend using this with VIVOHOME thermostat for proper temperature control
  • EASY TO USE – Simply flatten and place beneath your seedling tray and plug the cord into a standard 120V outlet to begin heating; With helpful instructions and growing tips printed on the mat, you’ll never be at a loss for growing your plants
  • STORE AWAY – Dimensions: 10 x 20.75 inches, with a 5.7-ft power cord, this heating pad fits standard 1020 seedling trays; Comes with a handy carrying bag; Seeds germinated and you need to store the mat? Simply roll it up and pack it away, guaranteed not to take up much room

 

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VIVOHOME 20W Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Propagation and Increase Germination Success 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch MET Safety Standard Certified – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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BN-LINK Digital Cooling Thermostat Controller [Fermentation or Kegerator]… $18.99

BN-LINK Digital Cooling Thermostat Controller for Cooling Device Circulation Box Fans 40-108F 8.3A 1000W

BN-LINK Digital Cooling Thermostat Controller for Cooling Device Circulation Box Fans 40-108F 8.3A 1000W

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  • ✓ EFFORTLESS COOLING SETUP: Simply place the probe, plug-in the thermostat controller, and use the large 3-button interface to choose your desired temperature setting. Digital display supports units in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Note: the controller is designed to have a 2-3 degree buffering zone before powering on again after reaching set temperature.
  • ✓ EASE OF MIND: Handy LED cooling and power indicator lights allow you to see the controller’s status even in total darkness. Controller features a convenient hanging tab, and a bright, easy-to-read display inside a tough plastic housing.
  • ✓ RUGGED CONSTRUCTION: The cord for the temperature probe and grounded 3-prong plug measure an extended 6-feet in length, designed to suit almost any application you can imagine.
  • ✓ VARIETY OF USES: Our thermostat controller can be used for refrigeration, fermentation, greenhouse fan and more, keeping your various environments in their ideal temperature range.
  • ✓ SAFE & RELIABLE: Our thermostat controller is ETL listed, and rigorously tested for quality control and safety. Conforms to UL Std No. 60730-1, 60730-2-9. Temperature control range is 40-108°F, temperature display range is 32 -140°F. Rated Voltage is 120VAC 60Hz, Max Loading: 8.3A 1000W. Do not immerse controller or probe into water.

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “beer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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BN-LINK Digital Cooling Thermostat Controller for Cooling Device Circulation Box Fans 40-108F 8.3A 1000W – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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BrewJacket Immersion Pro – $199, Save $99 AND Free $20 Gift Card

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BrewJacket Immersion Temperature Control System via Adventures in Homebrewing

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About: “The BrewJacket Immersion Base Unit allows you to create world class ales and lagers without a refrigerator and thermostat setup. This complete fermentation temperature control system brings your fermenting beer down as low as 35º F (20º C) below the ambient temperature in your house.”

The BrewJacket employs solid state electronics to cool your fermenting beer.  This immersion mechanism means you can dial in fermentation temperature and even lager without the need for a dedicated and space consuming refrigerator or chest freezer.

From BrewJacket: “At the heart of Immersion is a patented solid state cooling system. Solid state cooling technology relies on dissimilar metals joined in circuit within a microchip. When an electrical current is passed through the metals, heat is moved. The result is an instantaneous transfer of an enormous amount of heat.

Immersion works by creating a heat vacuum within your fermenting beer. The solid state cooling engine pulls heat out of the beer, through the hard anodized transfer rod, through the cooling chip, then up to the heat sink where it is fanned off into the ambient environment. No compressors, no glycol, no pumps.”

Includes:

  • Immersion Unit
  • Insulated Jacket
  • Drilled Stopper
  • Bulkhead connector and one-way co2 release valve
  • Universal Power Supply: 100v-240v, 50/60hz with cord for your country of choice
  • Fahrenheit for all orders with a USA address or Celsius for all orders with an address outside of the USA

 

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BN-Link Digital Thermostat Heat Controller – $16.14 + free prime ship

BN-LINK Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing Breeding Incubation Greenhouse, 40-108°F, 8.3A 1000W ETL Listed

Century Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, 40-108 °F

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

  • ✓ EFFORTLESS HEATING SETUP: Simply set the temperature probe, plug-in the controller, and use the large 3-button interface to choose your desired temperature setting. Digital display supports units in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Note: the controller is designed to have a 2-3 degree buffering zone before powering on again after reaching set temperature.
  • ✓ EASE OF MIND: Handy LED heating and power indicator lights allow you to see the controller’s status even in total darkness. Controller features a convenient hanging tab, and a bright, easy-to-read display inside a tough plastic housing.
  • ✓ RUGGED CONSTRUCTION: The cord for the temperature probe and grounded 3-prong plug measure an extended 6 feet in length, designed to suit almost any application you can imagine.
  • ✓ VARIETY OF USES: Our thermostat controller can be used for seedling germination, rooting, brewing, heating, fermentation, and more, keeping your various environments in their ideal temperature range.
  • ✓ SAFE & RELIABLE: Our thermostat controller is ETL listed, and rigorously tested for quality control and safety. Conforms to UL Std No. 60730-1, 60730-2-9. Temperature control range is 40-108°F, temperature display range is 32 -140°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

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BN-LINK Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing Breeding Incubation Greenhouse, 40-108°F, 8.3A 1000W ETL Listed – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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BN-LINK Durable Waterproof Heat Mat [Fermentation Temps]

BN-LINK Durable Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad Waterproof 10" x 20.75"

BN-LINK Durable Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad Waterproof 10″ x 20.75″

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  • CONSISTENT HEATING: The BN-Link Durable Seedling Hydroponic Heating Pad provides consistent, uniform heating at temperatures around 68°F to 86°F (20°F to 30°F), which are the perfect temperatures for seed starting and cutting propagation.
  • NICE AND TOASTY FOR YOUR PLANTS: The protective film on the heating mat ensures that the roots of your plants are warm, but never scorched.
  • DURABLE AND FLEXIBLE: Not only is the BN-Link Durable Seedling Hydroponic Heating Pad built to last with its durable, water-resistant material, the Heating Mat also remains elastic and flexible. Perfect for most conditions indoors/outdoors. Each unit comes with BN-Link’s strong 15-month warranty.
  • EASY SETUP: Nothing difficult or convoluted here! All you gotta do is pull it out of the box and plug it in.
  • GREAT SIZE AND SAFE: The BN-Link Durable Seedling Hydroponic Heating Pad 10″ x 20.75″ mat is the perfect size for standard 1020 trays. The heating film and insulation allows the mat to reach the desired temperatures within minutes without burning your seeds.

 

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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.

Higher Wattage Gear? Digital Programmable Temp Controller – 1,850 Watt Max – $25.99 + free shipping

Digital Programmable Temperature Controller, Briidea Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode for Heat Mat, Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, Featuring Piggyback Plug 110V 16A 1850W

Digital Programmable Temperature Controller, Briidea Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode for Heat Mat, Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, Featuring Piggyback Plug 110V 16A 1850W

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  • MULTIFUNCTION: The temperature controller has practical functions, including cooling and heating mode, time setting, 5 + 2 programming, manual and automatic mode, temperature calibration
  • CONVENIENT DESIGN: piggyback plug and play design, easy to program, high accuracy waterproof sensor, support °C/°F display
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR EQUIPMENT: Programmable thermostats can meet the daily needs of equipment. With its 5+2 programmable settings, you can easily manage devices through daily presets, helping you save time and energy
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Two installation methods are offered, of which one is pasting by 3M tape which means perforation free in the wall; the other one is fixing by scews. Both of them will fix the thermostat firmly attached onto the wall
  • WIDELY USED: Suitable for various applications: kimchi refrigerator, garage freezer, home brew kit, chicken coop water heater, water chiller, seedling heat mat, reptile heating pad, heat lamp, oven thermostat, beer brewing kit, fermenter fermentation bucket, heat mat for plants, grow tent heater etc

 

I would say that 1,850 Watt is a higher capacity than many of the homebrew controllers out there.

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Digital Programmable Temperature Controller, Briidea Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode for Heat Mat, Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, Featuring Piggyback Plug 110V 16A 1850W – 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 +WiFi Version

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

homebrewing temperature controllers

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 ITC-308 WiFi Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller + Hands on Review

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Remote Monitoring Controlling Home Brewing Fermentation

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

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  • [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.

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Inkbird ITC-308 WiFi Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller + Hands on Review

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Remote Monitoring Controlling Home Brewing Fermentation

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.

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


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