We have talked about how controlling your fermentation is one if not the most important skill in homebrewing beer. Along with yeast health and pitch rates, controlling your fermentation temperature is an important factor to dial in and not leave up to chance. With that in mind, we present this review about a piece of equipment that can help you control your fermentation temperature. Check out this review of the Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller.
Fermentation Temperature Control From Your Phone
Since we’re comparing this device to what we are used to, which is a Johnson Controller, the Inkbird is so much easier to use. The inputs on the unit are simple. You can set the temperature with a few button presses. It also has plugs for both heating and cooling. I plugged my fridge into the cooling outlet and my heating pad into the heating outlet.
Once you download the app, you have control from wherever you have cell reception. I have been able to monitor and adjust the temperature from my phone at work. In addition, I was able to adjust the degree difference between the set temperature and the probe’s recorded temperature. I like to keep it tight – 1 degree difference.
What Do You Think?
Many of the comments we have received backed up our thoughts. It is easy to use and does a good job at controlling fermentation. The price point is nice too. It is less expensive than other units on the market. Check it out and let us know what you think.