Johnson A421 Digital Temperature Controller

$99.99

SKU# 41944

Control the Temperature. Control the Flavor. Just Plug and Play.

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The Digital Temp Controller operates by overriding the internal thermostat in a refrigerator or freezer and gives the brewer greater control over the fermentation. Precise control of fermentation temperature is one of the most beneficial things you can do to improve your home brew beer.

It is also ideal for controlling the serving temperature of your kegerator or keezer.
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Digital Temperature Controller

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The digital controller has a digital display with adjustable differential. It can be used to heat or cool a fermentation environment. When hooked up to a refrigerator, it turns the compressor on when the ambient temperature rises above your programmed temperature; when hooked up to a heater, it activates when the temperature drops too low. A sensor probe monitors the temperature inside while the readout displays it in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. This is the ideal choice for lager brewers who include a diacetyl rest in their fermentations or for ales like altbier or Kolsch that require fermentation temperatures in the low end of the ale range.

External overriding thermostat with backlit digital display. High and Low Temperature Stop Values determine whether the unit is heating or cooling. There is no longer a need to open the unit to switch between heating and cooling modes.

Features:

  • Plug 'n play - this controller is pre-wired, so you don't need a degree in electrical engineering to get it up and running.
  • New! Backlit display for even easier-to-read display - this one speaks for itself, but when we say easy, we mean easy. 
  • New! Faster Programming with three-button interface
  • New! High and Low Temperature Stop Values determine whether the unit is heating or cooling.
  • New! Internal defrost settings
  • Fully detailed manual, excellent service and support
  • Features a wide setpoint temperature range (-40° F to 212° F). The temperature sensor is a 1.94 inch thermistor on an 8 foot cable.
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Support Documents:Manufacturer's Instruction Manual
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Works better than expected
I was expecting to have to wire up the thermostat to my A/C glycol chiller. Not so. Just plugged the chiller into the receptacle on the thermostat, set the temps, and away it goes. I would buy this again.
August 28, 2016
Johnson A421 Digital Temperature Controller
Awesome piece of equipment, works as expected and isn't too difficult to program.
August 2, 2016
Easy to use, works great!
Ordered this control so I could use my old freezer for lagering. First batch of pilsner is going great - the freezer maintains the temperature specified in the recipe just fine and it's easy to adjust the temperature as needed.
August 9, 2016
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how can I see installation instructions? I want to check compatibility with my refrigerator prior to purchasing temperature control.
Steve on Jul 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: howdy. I just bought this a month ago. it works perfectly as advertised. This device will work with pretty much any type, size, manufacturer of refrigerators out there. all you do is plug your current fridge into Johnson A421 Digital Temperature Controller ���power strip�?. the way it works is easy. you plug your fridge into the temp controller, plug the temp controller into the power outlet, and then input your desired temperature range into the Temp Controller digital interface. i had it setup in 30 minutes, including mounting, etc. hope that helps.
I am considering using this on a side by side refrigerator If using on the refrigerator side, how will this then impact the freezer side
D O on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This sort of controller functions by turning off the power to the entire refrigerator, so when it shuts off power to the refrigerator side, it will be also shutting off the freezer side of the unit. You would not want to have frozen food or other items in the freezer, as it would not always be holding them at freezing temperatures. -Mike W, Northern Brewer

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