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Old 02-19-2010, 06:54 PM   #11
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:14 PM   #12
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Is that a reptile heating element?

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:19 PM   #13
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It's a Brewer's Edge heating pad. It has a sticky backing to it to adhere to the chest freezer wall.
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/BREWER_S_EDGE_SPACE_HEATER_P518C100.cfm

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #14
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That looks very similar to the seed-starter heat pads I use... interesting!

Now, if you really wanted to go huge you could use a pre-fab section of heated floor mat sammiched between some cement board and lightweight tile installation... that would be a pretty damn consistent heat source. I used Nuheat mats in my bathroom floor. I believe they would wire right up to a 120v temp controller...
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #15
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The little fan heater is $14 at homedepot and runs like a champ. If you get the pad, I recommend a fan to move the air.

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:39 PM   #16
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The little fan heater is $14 at homedepot and runs like a champ. If you get the pad, I recommend a fan to move the air.
Well, it's hard to argue with something that simple, I admit, but a sub-floor heating element is badass... :-P
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #17
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What would be the purpose of the fan? Besides moving the air. What would be the advantage of that? I do not have a fan, but have had no issues maintaining temps, even raising temps for a d-rest on a lager.

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A fan moves air and distributes temperature. Without a fan many people report temperature stratification in their chambers. I never had this problem, but I always had a fan...

Maybe it isn't an issue, that's just what other people reported.

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:44 PM   #19
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Gotcha...I'm using a thermowell in the wort, and that's the only temp I'm concerned about!

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A fan moves air and distributes temperature. Without a fan many people report temperature stratification in their chambers. I never had this problem, but I always had a fan...

Maybe it isn't an issue, that's just what other people reported.
I think you can do without the fan if you place the heating element in a way to encourage convection circulation.
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