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Old 01-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
Oct 2011
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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I've been brewing for about a year now and I just found myself wondering today...Does placement of my brewing (heat) belt matter? I usually wrap it around approx. the middle of the the batch (on the fermenter of course). My train of thought being that the heat will radiate through the wort.
I started thinking today though that heat does rise so maybe I should be placing it closer to the bottom? What do you guys think?

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Old 01-27-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
Apr 2010
Southern, NJ
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From a thread. Gotta love a good internet search.

..."I place mine at around the bottom of the carboy and use a rheostat to help control the temperature. While a carboy is a rather small container it is taller than it is wide so why risk creating mini Thermocline by placing you heat source at the top of the carboy."

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Old 01-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
Jun 2011
Milwaukee, Wi
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Reading the instructions for use:

"position the belt around the outside of the pail so the belt is approximately 1/3 down from the top of the pail"

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