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chillipickle

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Hi
Can any one recommend heating and cooling differential values to set on the inkbird.Will be using it with a fridge and 1ft dimplex tube heater.

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I picked up an old fridge last weekend, along with an Inkbird and, like you a 1 ft Dimplex tube heater.
After a bit of experimenting, I settled on ±0.3°C for my differentials. So far. Initially when I set the fridge up, the temperature seemed to drift a lot from 18.5 to 21.5°, but with the current settings, it seems to sit nicely between 19.5 and 20.5° (inkbird is set to 20°C).
Also found that it works well to have the temperature probe secured to your FV with an insulator (I am using a washing up sponge) so that you are monitoring the temperature of your beer and not the temperature of the air in the fridge.
 

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Can’t go wrong with the Inkbird mine has been set at 21 degrees +- 1 degree never failed me yet
 

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I just got mine yesterday and am currently using it in my kegerator as the damned thing keeps freezing. I put it to 5.5 C +/- 2C so that the compressor doesn't have to turn on and off all the time, is that ok or should I reduce the differential do you think?
 

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I just got mine yesterday and am currently using it in my kegerator as the damned thing keeps freezing. I put it to 5.5 C +/- 2C so that the compressor doesn't have to turn on and off all the time, is that ok or should I reduce the differential do you think?
This should be fine, I have mine set with +/- 2 although set at 6.5 and it works fine
 

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Also found that it works well to have the temperature probe secured to your FV with an insulator (I am using a washing up sponge) so that you are monitoring the temperature of your beer and not the temperature of the air in the fridge.
Or you can use a thermowell to put your temp probe in, I made my own for 3 FV's quite a few years ago but you can buy Stainless Steel ones quite cheap now.
 

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Have any of you set the compressor delay to anything other than the default zero? I put 2 mins in, I assume from the less than perfect instructions this is to stop the fridge from switching on/off too often and would only really be needed if the fridge is very inefficient?
 

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I left mine at zero, to be honest the temp has been very stable.The compressor does not come on that often, when it does kick in it's for a short time.
 

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I set mine +/- 1 degree with a compressor delay of 3 minutes...but then I have my temp probe hanging in the air, I know this is controversial. The air temp varies slightly and slowly and the liquid varies hardly at all.
 

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I set mine +/- 1 degree with a compressor delay of 3 minutes...but then I have my temp probe hanging in the air, I know this is controversial. The air temp varies slightly and slowly and the liquid varies hardly at all.
I have just got mine today and set it at +/- 0.5 degrees, I think having a short delay set can't do any harm, if the fridge is efficient then the delay will just cancel itself out anyway I guess.
 
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