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Old 11-09-2010, 04:53 AM   #1
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Default how do you guys heat your fermenter?

if you don't have one of those warming belts, what do you guys do to raise the temp in your fermenter?

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:13 AM   #2
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In a pinch, I once wrapped my fermenter in a string of Christmas lights... Way cheaper than a brew belt, but sort of unpredictable. If it's a glass carboy, you would have to figure out some way to keep the light out of the glass.

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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I use one of these if heat is necessary...

http://www.petco.com/product/6353/Zo...k-Heaters.aspx

It keeps the carboy about 10 degrees warmer than ambient usually.

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:42 AM   #4
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water bath & aquarium heater

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:17 AM   #5
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Turn up the heat.

SWMBO: Why is it 75 degrees in here?!
Me: Diacetyl Rest
SWMBO: Your dice kettle has got plenty of rest, turn the g*d d**n heat down!

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Homemade heat lamp/radiator

100 watt bulb under a coffee can

It keeps my fermentation fridge at 68º through the harshest of the dreary Los Angeles winter.

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Heating blanket. Under & over.

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i use a heat lamp mounted under the fermenter with a cheap home heating thermostat regulating it, once active fermentation gets under way i put several frozen bottles in the styrofoam box its in to keep the temperature down as i'm not set up to cool just yet, the idea is that the bottles over cool the fermenter and 'fight' with the heating,it cost me nothing as i got all the bits from work and it works reasonably well for now.

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Old 11-09-2010, 07:39 AM   #9
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Heating pad, push low temp on ale, or make lager. Pick the yeast for the environment, not change environment for the yeast. Unless of course...

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Old 11-09-2010, 08:29 AM   #10
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same as above, I use a rubbermaid container filled with water and an adjustable fish tank heater. All can be had on the cheap.

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