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Old 02-22-2014, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default Flexwatt heat tape achieved temps?

So I finally got my heat tape and got it all together. I am trying to get a guesstimate of what temps I will be able to produce.

I will be using the tape on the fermentation bucket inside of a sealed fridge and connected to a dual temp controller. I know its 40watts I believe.

What temps have you been able to get to. I am going to need at least 70-75(preferred) for this Belgian Strong Golden Ale using WLP570 yeast.

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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I am looking at buying 4 feet of this to make a fermwrap for my sankey keg fermenter. Let me know what you get. I think a specific temp is relative though. You should look more at how much above room temperature can it achieve.

(IE it can hold 15 degrees higher than ambient temp. so if your chamber is 60 then it should be able to hold 75.. if your chamber is 45 it could only hold 60 etc.)

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I've been able to hit up to 90 easily doing a saison for a week. I love how cheap and versatile it is.

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Does anyone have an image or have used it on a sankey? is 4ft enough to wrap it or should I get 3?

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You can get more and cut it as need be. Its really cheap.

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