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Old 04-12-2017, 09:10 AM   #11
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I love the scouring pad, easier than folding bubble wrap. Where did you get that heat mat? I need to invest in another.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:24 AM   #12
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I love the scouring pad, easier than folding bubble wrap. Where did you get that heat mat? I need to invest in another.
Flexible Heatpad was 23 quid on amazon,

Think 20 on eBay should you wait a few days extra for delivery.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:30 AM   #13
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What a great idea for insulating the temperature sensor!
@BeerCat - here's the link for the heat pad: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flexible-He.../dp/B01DDYP234
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If the temp of the room is quite cold, is it a good idea to wrap the FV above the heat belt in a blanket or the sort to hold the heat? Or is that a bad idea?
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Is this only really useful for people who ferment in the garage or shed?

I ferment in my office as it's the coolest room in the house, the ambient temp fluctuates between 18-20c. Which I thought was a good temperature range, so I don't use a fermentation fridge or anything.
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What a great idea for insulating the temperature sensor!
@BeerCat - here's the link for the heat pad: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flexible-He.../dp/B01DDYP234


You can get a solid plastic tray type heater for £25 from Wilkinson.

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When I have the brew fridge full and need to get a second brew going (cooler ambient temps only) I use a heater tray controlled by an inkbird. I wrap the fv in a couple of thick towels and have the probe behind a piece of foam taped to the fv. The heater only cycles on and off occasionally once up to temp even in my garage.
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Hi!
Great idea, @Clint
I've built a fermentation chamber out of off-cuts of timber, insulated with bubble wrap and corrugated cardboard. It's definitely a winter thing, the STC-1000 controls a tubular heater only.
If I'd known the heater tray works so well I could have saved the effort of construction - it was a 2F job!
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My garage is normally under 20c all year round so I have no trouble using this technique. Thanks for the info Chippy. Will have a look next time I go there.
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Bigcol your box sounds great! Just checked the fg on my ale..1010 at 17 days,nice and clear and quite tasty... 2 days in the brew fridge on cold now...
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