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Old 11-06-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Incubator for Carboy - Fermenting in the Winter?

I live in the Philly suburbs and as winter is itching closer my brewery "small corner in my basement" is starting to catch a chill! I live in a somewhat older larger home that get very cold in the winter. My basement will likely sit around 58 in the dead on winter especially were i hope to ferment beer.

I would like to construct some type of Insulated heated Incubator for my carboys as i ferment in the winter months. Has anyone had the same issues with trying to ferment in the cold or actually building any type on "incubator" for the beer?


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Old 11-06-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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Get a big cardboard box and put a light bulb in it. Should give you a few degrees, I don't think you'd need a thermostat if you didn't insulate the box.


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put fermenter in rubbermaid tub with some water, put in an aquarium heater in the water bath and control with a temperature controller...works great.
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great advice guys! thank you!
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