Control your brewing area year round with the Brewer’s Edge®
Controller II. This control can be switched from cooling to heating
with a jumper inside the case. A liquid crystal display indicates the
exact temperature (accurate to plus or minus 1.5°) at the submersible
probe, so there is no need to use an additional thermometer to monitor
The liquid crystal display shows either a small snowflake or
flame to indicate whether the control is in cooling or heating mode.
The display is easily switchable from Fahrenheit to centigrade display.
An indicator LED light turns on when the control is providing power.
The Controller II features an adjustable differential (between
1° - 30°) to help save wear and tear on your refrigerator, freezer, or
air conditioner compressor. A setting of 2° is ideal if your cooling
unit is efficient and well insulated, while a setting of 6° is
appropriate for an older refrigerator with a compressor that has seen a
lot of wear. You control the differential, balancing the capabilities
of your cooling unit with your desire for a precise setting. The
submersible .235" inch diamter stainless steel probe can be put in a
small bottle of water to get a true reading of the liquid inside.
Besides an adjustable differential, you can control if the
Controller II provides power when the differential is reached, or cuts
out. For example, if the unit is set for cooling at 55°F. (with a 3°
differential) you want it to turn off when it cools down to the 52°
differential setting. However, set it for heating at 55°F., and you
will want it to turn on when the temperature drops to the 52°
differential. The Controller II features jumper selectable cut in and
cut out points, so you can perfectly tailor it to a cooling or heating
The Controller II is accurate to plus or minus 1.5° over its
entire range of -20°F. to 200°F. There is no other unit on the market
that offers this amount of flexibility and accuracy for the price.
Uses of the Controller II are many. Besides controlling a
refrigerator (it will only control the refrigerator compartment, the
freezer will not be usable) or freezer for brewing, it can control any
electric heating device (110 volts, maximum amp. draw 12). This
includes the Brewer's Edge Space Heater, which has been specially
designed to keep a refigerator or other small insulated area warm in
Control an air conditioner, make a wine cellar from a spare
refrigerator, keep a green house warm in winter, prevent pipes from
freezing in the garage - this control is versatile. Best of all, no
wiring is required. Just plug what you want to control in the
Controller II outlet cord, put the submersible 6' probe in the area to
be controlled, and program the temperature.
The Controller II features a 6' power cord, a 6' outlet cord,
and a 6' sensor cord with a .235" diameter stainless steel
submersible sensor. The blue plastic body is 5" long, 2.5" wide, and
2.4" deep. Screw holes in the back of the case are provided
The Controller II features a 2 year guarantee (1 year
longer than our standard guarantee). Return a defective
Controller to us within 2 years of purchase, with a copy of
your receipt, and we will repair or replace it at no charge.
Also usable with analog crockpots for Sous Vide (steady
temperature waterbath) cooking. Just plug your Controller into
the wall and the analog (not digital) crockpot, set the jumpers for
heating, place the probe inside, and set your cooking temperature.
to download the instructions in pdf format.
Question: If I put the probe of
the Controller in a refrigerator/freezer in the refrigerator section,
will the freezer also be regulated by the Controller? What
temperature will the freezer compartment be in this case?
Answer: The freezer compartment
temperature will not be the same as the refrigerator, and will vary
according to how you set the temperature of the refrigerator. When the
Controller is regulating your refrigerator, the freezer will no longer
be able to be used for safe cold food storage, as its regular
temperature of around 0° F. will no longer be maintained. Generally,
figure on the freezer being about 5-15 degrees colder than the
temperature you set in the refrigerator compartment.
Question: If there is a power failure, will
the Controller 11 lose its programmed temperature setting (set point)
when the power comes back on?
Answer: No, it will store its programmed
set point for 3 days in the case of power outage.