Aquarium heater question - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Aquarium heater question
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
frostyp
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Preston, Lancashire / United Kingdom
Posts: 99
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Purchased an aquarium heater multi temperature control on it, am I best to either.
1: place cord through a rubber bung in top of my fermentation bucket directly into wort, or
2: place bucket in another larger bucket of water with the heater in that ?
Is one way likely to be better than the other



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #2
dawgmatic
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 516
Liked 34 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 6


Is it a heater, or a temperature controller for a heater?


__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
People's brains are interesting....and tasty too.

(See what I did tthere? ;))

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
helibrewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
helibrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 3,705
Liked 299 Times on 254 Posts
Likes Given: 78


When I have used them I used option #2

EDIT: dawgmatic has a good question.....
I assumed a heater and not a temp probe.
__________________
Something is always fermenting....
"It's Bahl Hornin'"

Primary:
Brite Tank/Lagering:
Kegged: Sour Saison, Pale Ale, Aggie Ale, Firestone DBA, De Koninck Blonde
Bottled: Belgian Quad (Grand Reserve), Derangement (Belgian Dark Strong)
On Deck: Pliny the Younger

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
bleme
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 2,091
Liked 317 Times on 232 Posts
Likes Given: 43


Go with #2. The thought of putting anything but an airlock in my bung gives me the willys!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 06:35 PM   #5
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Solway, MN
Posts: 9,236
Liked 1564 Times on 1240 Posts
Likes Given: 965


Your temperature control of the beer will be better with option 2 as the heater must have a little difference between its turn on temp and turn off temp. The larger volume will dampen those.

I agree with Bleme, I don't want anything but beer inside my fermenter.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #6
fixitoscar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: IE, california
Posts: 277
Liked 24 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 13


agreed. I have had an aquarium heater explode in my water bath before. I couldn't imagine how pissed I would be if it happened in my beer.
I used a floating thermometer in the water bath to make sure everything is were its supposed to be.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #7
frostyp
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Preston, Lancashire / United Kingdom
Posts: 99
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Thanks all will go with putting in water bath then was just concerned with the difference in wort and water temperatures



 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aquarium Heater help kevinb Equipment/Sanitation 5 02-18-2013 12:42 AM
Aquarium heater greenhaze Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 11-26-2012 01:19 AM
Increasing ferm temps with aquarium heater question flyingfinbar Fermentation & Yeast 9 04-27-2012 01:54 AM
Aquarium heater? photogscott Equipment/Sanitation 5 02-14-2012 03:26 PM
Aquarium heater question franklinswheat Equipment/Sanitation 4 10-22-2011 01:09 AM


Forum Jump