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Old 03-27-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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Default Space Heaters for Fermentation Area

Where I'm from its ussually cold. I need a good space heater to keep my fermentatino room heated. The space heater I currently use gets 15 degrees within range (when I'm lucky).

Anyone know of a good solution, or a brand of space heater I can dial in a temp and it stays atleast 5 degrees in that range, constantly? I try to keep costs in mind


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Old 03-27-2006, 07:10 AM   #2
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Where I'm from its ussually cold. I need a good space heater to keep my fermentatino room heated. The space heater I currently use gets 15 degrees within range (when I'm lucky).

Anyone know of a good solution, or a brand of space heater I can dial in a temp and it stays atleast 5 degrees in that range, constantly? I try to keep costs in mind


Thanks in Advanced
I use a space heater as well. It's just one of those $25 cheapo ceramic space heaters from Lowe's. My brew closet is really tiny so it keeps the closet within 2-3 degrees at all times (I'm always impressed at how constant the temp is though my apartement temp fluctuates a lot).

If the heater isn't doing a great job holding temp in a room, could you find a small closet to do your fermenting in?


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Old 03-27-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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I use an old slop sink in the basement and Cover it with a blanket.

With a little experimenting with 3,7,10 watt bulbs you have a very
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I also use a ceramic space heater in my office room in the house. I keep a therm. in there to adjust the temp as needed based on the light that the room gets and so forth. During the summer I won't need it, but I have been using it for the spring, fall and winter months and it has worked out great. I got it at Wallgreens for like $29 or there abouts. Good luck!
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