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Old 03-27-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Has anybody tried using one of these blankets, with or without an independant temperature controller, for lagering or precise ale fermenting?

If this works this would be a great option for me. I have steel conicals but in an apartment thats really too small to set up one of those son of fermentation chambers (nor the tools or desire to build).

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Old 03-27-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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Very interesting...

I use peltier junctions to cool my fermentation chamber, so it certainly can work. This seems like an interesting possibility, but I'm skeptical that this would work without very significant insulation.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:17 AM   #3
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This past winter I placed a heating pad under my fermenter to regulate the temp. It kept my fermenter at 68*F. It also doesnt have a timer so it could go as long as I wanted. I dont know about the cooling side but it seems sweet.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:43 AM   #4
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I wouldn't mind trying that myself. Looks promising.
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