DetailsWant to brew lagers year round? Then the Refrigerator Thermostat Control, manufactured by Johnson Controls, is for you. Hook one of these up to that extra refrigerator and you're all set. This unit has a metal probe that you place inside the refrigerator or freezer. The probe reads the inside temperature, and adjusts to within 3.5 degrees of the temperature you set on the analog dial. This unit can be set between 20 and 80° F in one degree increments. Many brewers have found old refrigerators in the paper for 20 bucks, or even free. Add this unit and you'll be lagering in no time.
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4.8 / 5.035 Reviewsit works nice...i was a little skeptical but this thing works real nice i was given an old freezer and i needed a beer fridge this worked great set the dial put the temp bulb in a neutral position , and plug it inSeptember 14, 2018Purchased
9 months agoHeavy Duty and very accurateInstalled in my basement in December and it works great!January 6, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoWorked as advertisedSo far so good. I opened it up and dropped it right out the box lol and it still works perfect. I used it for the first time on a java stout and it held the temp in my full sized refrigerator within 2 degreesNovember 24, 2016Purchased
over 2 years agoSimple and works greatI am using this temperature on a dorm-style mini fridge. So far it works great. I have 2 thermometers in the fridge and the thermostat is accurate to within a degree or so and does not waver. Great product!December 23, 2015Good ControllerThis is a great solution if you don't need the ability to heat and cool. I have it connected to a chest freezer. I monitored the temperature of my fermenter and the temperature inside the freezer with a thermometer in a bottle of water. After lots of observation and monitoring, here is the bottom line: The temperature of a bottle of water stays almost exactly at the temperature set on the controller. It is very accurate. The fermenter runs a little warmer during the first 2-3 days, due to high activity. It ran about 5 degrees above the temperature inside the freezer. Then it settled down to the same temperature as the freezer. This controller works great if all you need to do is cool. I live in a warm climate, so it works great for me. I highly recommend this. It isn't digital, but it is very accurate and works great.February 10, 2015Works as expectedA good unit, that doesn't stress the compressor and should last._x000D_It was easy to put on my freezer.April 5, 2014Well madeIt took me little time to connect it, but now I have a new fermentation chamber humming away.February 4, 2014Works great, cheaper DIY options existThis thing pretty much works exactly as advertised. You have to be careful not to kink the copper tube, but that's not too hard. The manual control isn't very precise, but it doesn't short cycle the compressor and it's very reliable. If you want the cheapest plug-n-play temp control solution, this is the way to go._x000D__x000D_That said, STC-1000's are cheaper to DIY and they have heat switching as well as cooling if you are willing to do a little work.January 20, 2014Make your own KeezerIt goes easy on the compressor. No rapid cycling, its a good unit, wont burn out anytime soon. I've had mine for a couple of years.December 1, 2013Built to lastEasy to put on, and works great. I've had it for a few years and it's still going strong. Just get a freezer of Craigslist and you are set.October 6, 2013
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Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 11 answersWould this work on a mini fridge?BEST ANSWER: Yes, just plug the refrigerator into the controller, put the probe inside the fridge, then set your desired temperature. Note: your temperature range will be anywhere from the temperature the fridge maintains without the controller, up to room temperature. With a freezer you can go colder, but the fridge is limited on the cold side by it's own thermostat.Will this work on a freezer?BEST ANSWER: Hi John,
Yes, it will. A refrigerator's condenser will typically last longer though, since it is designed to start and stop more frequently than a freezer's. At least that's what I've heard from others, so I could be wrong about that.