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Old 02-22-2010, 11:21 PM   #1
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Has anyone used just a heating pad?
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:26 AM   #2
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all I ever used for 10 years.

 
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:30 AM   #3
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any tips?
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:35 AM   #4
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Bungie cord around the fermenter, in the grarge on low, It's the only way to go. Ps:
older pads that don't have the 2 hour shut off work best.

 
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:38 AM   #5
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not gonna melt a better bottle? right? right?
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:38 AM   #6
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I have a saison I want up to 92... got it almost 80 with blankets etc...
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:17 AM   #7
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I think this is a terrible idea. Burning your house down by using an electric appliance improperly cannot be cheaper than just going out and buying the correct tool.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:21 AM   #8
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Isn't it the exact same thing re-branded? Like a seed mat and the larger electric mats to wrap around a carboy? I would not leave it on a terribly long time, just enough to bump the temp up and put it in insulation... watched the whole time, on a gf plug...
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:22 AM   #9
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I think this is a terrible idea. Burning your house down by using an electric appliance improperly cannot be cheaper than just going out and buying the correct tool.
I hate to say it, but Nurmey had a very convincing argument here.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:29 AM   #10
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There is a reason that they put those 2 hour turn off timers on heating pads. They tend to over heat and catch fire because they are not designed to stay on for any long length of time.
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