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Old 01-21-2013, 02:01 AM   #291
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Hi Everyone , These are good questions!

We have tested with a 40 watt Fermwrap heater and it worked great. We tested up to 115 degrees F with no issues however we have not used a brewbelt or heating pad yet.

The results with the Fermwrap were as follows:
1.) The Fermwrap alone raised wort temperatures 20 degrees over ambient
2.) The Fermwrap in the Fermentation Cooler raised temperatures 40 degrees over ambient.

The ultimate control with a Fermwrap would be to set up a temperature controller with a Thermowell. Then you could dial in a temperature anywhere up to 40 degrees over ambient and it would regulate itself.

Hope this helps!

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:26 AM   #292
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Thanks for the quick response! Is the Fermwrap you used the same one that Morebeer sells?
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:42 AM   #293
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Thanks for the quick response! Is the Fermwrap you used the same one that Morebeer sells?
No Problem!

I bought mine from Adventures in Homebrewing however Morebeer's looks to be the same.
http://www.homebrewing.org/product.a...FelFMgodRB4ACQ

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:07 AM   #294
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No Problem!

I bought mine from Adventures in Homebrewing however Morebeer's looks to be the same.
http://www.homebrewing.org/product.a...FelFMgodRB4ACQ
Thank you, I too am interested in a way to slightly warm my Carboys (Better Bottle) and fermenters (plastic) in my CBCooler during the winter. Think Fermwrap would be safe for them and/or the cooler bag? If not, maybe insulate between or lay the fermwrap down under them? Oh and I do have a DIY STC-1000 temp controller I could possible use with it.

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:28 PM   #295
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[QUOTE=revansCAAD8;4807779]Thank you, I too am interested in a way to slightly warm my Carboys (Better Bottle) and fermenters (plastic) in my CBCooler during the winter. Think Fermwrap would be safe for them and/or the cooler bag? If not, maybe insulate between or lay the fermwrap down under them? Oh and I do have a DIY STC-1000 temp controller I could possible use with it.

Hi,

Using a Fermwrap is safe with our fermentation coolers as long as you dont heat above 115 degrees F. This was as hot as we could get using a standard 40 watt Fermwrap in our fermentation cooler. This should be well above any desired fermentation temperature for beer anyway!

As for Better Bottle it looks like you should be good as well!

I found this listed on their website:
Use a heating belt or heating wrap with BetterBottle Carboys? Many winemakers and brewers do so regularly and without any problems. However, bear in mind that the upper temperature limit for BetterBottle carboys is 60C (140F). Do not attach a wrap-style or belt-style heater to an empty carboy or to a section of a carboy that is not filled with liquid and apply power. The liquid may be necessary to draw away heat and prevent the surface temperature from rising too much. If you have doubts about how hot your wrap or belt is heating the surface of your carboy, slip a liquid crystal temperature strip capable of reading up to 70C (158F) underneath, as a check. Place the label side of the strip toward the carboy so you can read it through the carboy.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:35 AM   #296
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So to clarify, a Fermwrap can be safely attached directly to the inside of the cooler? My thought is if you can cram multiple fermenters in there and put your temp controller's probe in a thermowell in one of them, and have the Fermwrap attached to the wall of the cooler, as close to the middle of the fermenters as possible, it should regulate the temps of both beers pretty well. Yeah I know the temp of the beer without the probe will not be dialed in 100%, but it would be better than leaving it a swinging room-temp out of the cooler. I am about to place my order of either one or two of these. I'm very excited to stop putting carboys in the bath rub. I'm also not interested in building a fermentation chamber, and this one is portable! Awesome.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:34 AM   #297
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Might have to pick one of these up after the next paycheck, I may end up being able to lager after all!

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #298
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I've got 2 and even use them in the winter with no heat. Once I get it to 63 to pitch, it keeps this temp for weeks with no work at all. I love these bags.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #299
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I've got 2 and even use them in the winter with no heat. Once I get it to 63 to pitch, it keeps this temp for weeks with no work at all. I love these bags.
Sounds great! Have there been any HBT discounts?

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:35 PM   #300
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Just ordered one!

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