Fermentation Heating Pad

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Fermentation Heating Pad

Postby Matt F » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:31 am

My fermwrap kept shorting out and needed replaced. Not sure if you have seen this but it was new to me. I have used it for a couple beers now and works great. It is a heating pad but you do not attach it to the fermenter. It is like a space heater for a small space with no moving parts. The back side is a big sticker so it can be put on a wall inside your fermenting fridge or whatever you use. I just lay mine on the floor of the fridge so I can move it around of necessary. Works great! Smelled funny at first with a new plastic smell but that has already faded.

https://www.williamsbrewing.com/BREWERS ... -P518.aspx
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Re: Fermentation Heating Pad

Postby jjpeanasky » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:29 am

Nifty with the sticky back. I wonder how this compares to some of the seedling mats that I see people using? Probably a higher heat potential?

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Re: Fermentation Heating Pad

Postby whitedj » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:41 am

It's only 25 watts, so I imagine it's like a heating pad on low or medium.
I've considered a reptile heater, but have not gotten there yet. I've found a 40w lamp puts off too much heat for my setup.
This looks interesting.
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Re: Fermentation Heating Pad

Postby Matt F » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:37 am

I really like it because it is not too hot and very simple. You don't attach it directly to the fermenter. Just have it somewhere in your fermenting chamber. I added a bunch of random stuff to a Williams order because I wanted their nifty spigots for my Fermonsters.

https://www.williamsbrewing.com/INVERT- ... -P179.aspx
These things let you drain much lower than the standard spigot. I like them.
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Re: Fermentation Heating Pad

Postby bf514921 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:25 am

You can also use a gun safe heater, it's what I jave for my fermentation chamber

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Re: Fermentation Heating Pad

Postby wyzzyrdd » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:29 pm

And here I am trying to keep my fermentation room down in the middle 60s. 8)
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Re: Fermentation Heating Pad

Postby Matt F » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:44 pm

That is where I start is usually around 64F but I like to ramp up at the end to 70-75 or more depending on the yeast after a natural rise to around 67 during primary.
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