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Dave70

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Nothing wrong with a fridgmate, had one my freezer for years. But if I could save the faffing about of hooking another one up and just buy a plug and play unit, I'd rather.
Any suggestions for other units like this?
I plan to use it on my dedicated brew fridge so I can get into more lagers and such.
 

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iBrew or Keg King do fully wired ones. I have two STC-1000 from iBrew, they are good but not cheap. The KK ones are new and are about $100 cheaper, haven't used one though.
 

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I've got 2 Keg King ones. One controls my Brew Fridge and the other controls an Urn for "Sous Vide" cooking. Both doing a cracker job and worth the money for those of us that don't want to stuff around wiring a STC-1000 for ourselves.....
 

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Ivonavich said:
I've got 2 Keg King ones. One controls my Brew Fridge and the other controls an Urn for "Sous Vide" cooking. Both doing a cracker job and worth the money for those of us that don't want to stuff around wiring a STC-1000 for ourselves.....
Which one did you get the 10 or the 16amp model? I am in need of another one and the price is right for a wired model. Does it work the fridge compressor too hard or no problems?
 

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only 10amp for both due to the fact that they have only had to work in one of either "cooling" or "heating" elements. "Cooling" wise I have it hooked up to a 20yr old 425lt chest freezer and it works a treat. "Heating" wise it is hooked up to a 20lt urn that has to sit at 53deg for at least 4hrs at a time and once again I can't fail it
 

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Yeah, I've got a KK one, very happy with it.
 

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they sure do... I try to leave my wallet at home when I go there and just take the $$ for what I 'planned' I needed :D
 

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I'm using the 16amp controller for fridge and also use it for HLT on brew days. Very happy with it.
 

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