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View Poll Results: How do you heat your fermentation chamber?
Heating Lamp 20 17.86%
Reptile Heating Pad 8 7.14%
Swamp Cooler w/heating element 9 8.04%
Blow Dryer 3 2.68%
Space Heater 22 19.64%
Heating Pad 13 11.61%
Brew Belt / FermWrap 20 17.86%
Other (please describe in thread) 17 15.18%
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:14 AM   #61
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I wrap the fermenter in reptile enclosure heat tape.

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Old 12-28-2013, 02:24 AM   #62
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Thanks for the input. That's what I was thinking.

Did you just buy a light fixture or build your own?
I built it using a light socket and an extension cord. I had them in my basement from when I renovated my house, so it was nice and cheap.

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Old 12-28-2013, 02:25 AM   #63
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Not a chamber, per se. I use a ceramic space heater and a Johnson controller. I just have the heater 6 inches away from bucket on garage floor. I don't like the idea of a heater in an enclosed space.

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Old 12-28-2013, 02:32 AM   #64
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I installed a light bulb socket & connected to my dual stage temp controller. Also have a small fan constantly circulating the air. Hot or cold.


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My chamber holds 5-6 carboys at a time.

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Old 12-28-2013, 03:16 AM   #65
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I use my MoreBeer heated/cooled conicle👍
I must have this. $1800? Just got promoted and a bonus.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:19 AM   #66
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I attached a reptile heating pad to an stc1000. The heating pad sits directly under fermenter. Works well so far. Wrapped fermenter in reflextix, the 16 watt heating pad can easily maintain a 10+ degree delta from ambient. I plan on building a chamber around the whole shebang and add cooling later

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Old 12-29-2013, 01:40 AM   #67
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Top of food dehydrator in mini fridge chamber when the basement temp gets below 67 or using a Belgium strain.

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Old 12-29-2013, 02:47 PM   #68
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I use a 12V car seat warmer wrapped around the carboy.
Cool improvisation...
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:53 PM   #69
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I use my MoreBeer heated/cooled conicle👍
So do I... problem is I often brew 2-4 beers in successive days. Then I use a refrigerator with a STC 1000 and a heating pad.... Turning a dorm fridge into a fermentation chamber today... cause it was free and you can never have too many fermentation chambers.... Doesn't often get cold around here, (except as of late) but will use a heating pad and STC 1000 for it as well.
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