From the HBD Archive
From: (Keith Winter)
Subject: emperature control
Date: 1992-07-08 15:32:50 GMT

In a recent posting:
>Mitch asked:
>> I would like to convert an upright freezer into a cool place for my
>> brew for ferment and age. I have looked for "conversion" kits in
>> this area, and have found only one available. Unfortunately, it
>> costs $75. Does anyone out there in netland have a cheap (less than
>> $40) solution to my problem? If so, I'd love to hear from ya!
> Check the back of Zymurgy. I don't remember the company, but
>they offer a programable controller for about $29.99. I believe that
>you plug the freezer/frig into the controller, which plugs into the wall.
>There must be some type of thermistor or something you slip inside the
>unit to monitor temperature. I will check on the company and e-mail
>you with the info.
I think the unit Brian is describing is the Hunter Air-Stat (or something
very close to that name). I have one that I use to control my 'fridge.
It works perfectly well, controlling the temperature within +-2 degrees F
of the set-point. I believe the lower limit on the temperature is 35
degrees and the upper limit is 99 (but don't quote me on it :-). I'm sure
it would work as well with a freezer. It works just like Brian describes
it. This unit has been discussed many times in this digest. I found mine
at a semi-local hardware store called Home Depot. I think these are in
serveral regions around the country. It cost about $25. You may be able
to find it in many do-it-yourself stores.


Keith Winter (

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