Step by Step Temperature Build Using the STC/ITC-1000

stc 1000 temperature controller instructions

The STC-1000 is versatile digital temperature controller. It’s manufactured by a number of manufacturers

Specifications can very but you can generally speaking these are dual stage temperature controllers that you can 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 these are unwired controllers and will require some work to implement in your project.

STC-1000 vs ITC-1000

The STC-1000 is a great controller, arguably the best value in temperature controllers, especially if you’re on the handy side.  The ITC-1000 from Inkbird is what I would call and upgrade to the STC-1000.  The big upgrade is that the ITC-1000 display ins deg F and deg C, where most versions of the STC-1000 were deg C display only.  Beyond there, it’s my understanding that there are some usability improvements in the ITC-1000.

If you’re looking for a pre-wired temp controller, consider – ITC-308 – Review

Some things to consider when buying an STC/ITC 1000 controller

  • Input voltage. These can be powered by DC and AC 120 to 240
  • Readout capabilities. Many STC-1000 controllers read in Celsius only. Some have the ability to read in Celsius or Fahrenheit.

How to Build a Temperature Controller for the AHA

The American Homebrewers Association has a great write up on a step by step build out of an STC-1000/ITC-1000 Temperature Controller Build.  It includes a parts list, pictures and diagrams along with a step by step how to for getting this going.

Check it out: How to Build a Temperature Controller


About the American Homebrewers Association (AHA): The AHA is the voice of homebrewers in the United States.  Membership in the AHA gets you Zymurgy Magazine along with pub and retail discounts, early access to event tickets, members only events and a lot more.  If you’re not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association.

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller| Review

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. tag:lnksfxd  top:stcitc100build tag:tpr

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