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Old 05-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Hi all

I've started to build a Ferm. chamber
It's got 2 chambers, one for cool etc & the other heat... It's 3'6" x 3'6" x 4" enough for 2 fermenters each side
I have yet to fit the insulating (2" foil ), I have 2 stc controllers ready to fit.
I've got the fridge to gut for the cool side and am wondering what to use for the heat source?
I was thinking of a heat pad for under the fermenter or maybe a heat lamp (if there's going to be more then one at a time....)

Any help would be great
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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I would go with the heat pad. You can place it under the fermenter or wrap the fermenter. The light would not be my top choice because you want the chamber to be free of light to protect the yeast.

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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What about the smallest heater you can find. I have one that's about 6x4x3

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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Lightbulb is fine for heat as long as it will throw enough out. Just wrap the bulb in foil if you're worried about UV.

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:59 PM   #5
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+1 on the light bulb...

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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This is an idea on a heat source:

http://www.wortomatic.com/articles/F...ion-Can-Heater
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Cool idea
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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These are more expensive than the light bulb in a can but are non light heating coils for reptiles. They work great for larger spaces or with a temp controller.

 
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:08 AM   #9
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These are more expensive than the light bulb in a can but are non light heating coils for reptiles. They work great for larger spaces or with a temp controller.
I thought about them too. Probably a cheaper idea if I put 2 fermenters in, which I probably will
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:00 AM   #10
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electric blanket?
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