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Old 04-18-2013, 02:57 AM   #241
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I finally took the two seconds to look that up online and you are correct. No go. That leaves me with a light bulb or a small heater.
http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-100-MyHe...o+space+heater

I just bought this. I have prime so shipping was free, but its VERY small, i'd say about 2/3 the side of the paint can. I've also spoken with a bunch of people on here who use this exact model for 7 cu chest freezers. I have a 4.4 mini fridge so it'll work fine for me but it can work on almost double my space. This is perfect for me cuz it sits right on the back shelf.

Either way, goodluck!
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #242
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Well light bulbs also put out UV light, so the "light bulb in a paint bucket" trick would work. Or just use a ceramic heat lamp.

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Incandescent bulbs are cased in a UV absorbing glass. What miniscule amount of UV the incandescent filament does emit is then trapped by the glass. The remainder of the UV, if any, that escapes the actual bulb is nearly unmeasurable by testing equipment.

It is HARMLESS to the yeast.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:21 PM   #243
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Incandescent bulbs are cased in a UV absorbing glass. What miniscule amount of UV the incandescent filament does emit is then trapped by the glass. The remainder of the UV, if any, that escapes the actual bulb is nearly unmeasurable by testing equipment.

It is HARMLESS to the yeast.
From my research, hops are susceptible to skunking by the 350-500 nanometer wavelengths, which include upper UV and lower visible light. Therefore hops can be skunked by the blue portion of the incandescent bulb's spectrum. IMO, wort/beer should be shielded from an incandescent bulb by plastic fermenter walls/lid, carboy cover, paint can, brown glass, etc.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #244
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And the schematics...



The blue wires are the sensor wires.

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Alright this is a great diagram but I wanna ask real quick so I don't screw this up. For breaking the connection on the outlet, I just wanna confirm its the piece connecting the top and bottom ON THE RIGHT. Where the two green wires are coming from in this picture, not the ones on the left (as your facing it).
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From my research, hops are susceptible to skunking by the 350-500 nanometer wavelengths, which include upper UV and lower visible light. Therefore hops can be skunked by the blue portion of the incandescent bulb's spectrum. IMO, wort/beer should be shielded from an incandescent bulb by plastic fermenter walls/lid, carboy cover, paint can, brown glass, etc.
Better safe than sorry... I use a bulb-in-a-can sometimes. Most often, I use DIY brew Heat tape.

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Alright this is a great diagram but I wanna ask real quick so I don't screw this up. For breaking the connection on the outlet, I just wanna confirm its the piece connecting the top and bottom ON THE RIGHT. Where the two green wires are coming from in this picture, not the ones on the left (as your facing it).
Correct. The small jumper tab connecting the two brass screw plates on the short blade side of the receptacle should be removed to separate the heat and cool receptacles. There are two green wires attached to that area in that diagram. You can grab it with pliers and break it off with a few back and forth bends.
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Just put my first Lager up to ferment in my fermentation fridge yesterday. Taped the sensor to the side of the carboy with a piece of duct tape. Covered the sensor with a 1/2 inch thick piece of foam rubber first. Working great. Chilled it to 9C, pitched my yeast, boosted it to 10.5C and it is bubbling along gently and starting to get a nice Krausen. Up until brewing that, used it to cold crash some of my bottle conditioned ales that had never really cleared up. That was another great use. I'm going to really like this thing! Thanks for all the instruction and advice.

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Old 05-20-2013, 01:07 PM   #248
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Thanks for all the instruction and advice.
Thanks for the thanks. Sadly, Tinypic has eaten some of my pictures. I'll have to try to find the originals and re-upload them.

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