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Old 09-12-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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I used for a couple of times this temperature controller for my belgian ales:

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does anybody tried it? It is necessary to use some bleach or any other product like iodophor in the water?

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Old 09-12-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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Aquarium heaters work great. Use a small splash of bleach to keep the water from getting stinky.

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Old 09-12-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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I do this for belgians, or even some ales in the winter.

It is not necessary to put anything in the water though. But it won't hurt.

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Yup. Used mine to do a Belgian Golden Strong that needed to go from 65 up to 82 slowly over the course of 10-12 days (Jamil's recipe FTW!). And I usually put a splash of bleach in the water. Iodaphor will evaporate out over the course of a few hours, so I woulnd't bother with it. Bleach or a PH-based cleaner will be better.

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i used one for my saison, and it worked great. I will have to try te bleach next time, because it wasn't pretty after a while.

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Old 09-14-2009, 07:44 AM   #6
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i used one for my saison, and it worked great. I will have to try te bleach next time, because it wasn't pretty after a while.
that's the problem...

Ok I'll try with bleach
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bleach works. or circulate the water with a small pump/powerhead or airstone. when it sits stagnant it gets to smelling.

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bleach works. or circulate the water with a small pump/powerhead or airstone. when it sits stagnant it gets to smelling.

and you don't perceive smell of blech in the fermentation room?
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:57 AM   #9
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i squirted a bit of starsan in there. Nice and foamy with the aquarium pump. Next time I'll use bleach.

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:04 AM   #10
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Default Aquarium Temperature Controller - Caution

Just bought two. First one, accidentally got the 220V by accident. There is another one for 12v. And the one I wanted was 110v. I guess I have an extra for when I set up an electric brew rig.

At $21 each, its hard to go wrong.

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