How to Set up a Water Bath for your FV

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  1. Oct 8, 2017 #41

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    Cheers im going to have a run with just water to start with make sure i can get the right temp and go from there really
     
  2. Oct 23, 2017 #42

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    So i have set up my bath and took it on a trial run and the water around the FV is at the correct temp but it seems the water in the FV is still below 18 on a morning when i check i want to get this right as i dont want it to fail because of the temp even tried the towel trick aswell any thing else i could try ??
     
  3. Oct 24, 2017 #43

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    I would suggest lagging the whole lot. I use a sleeping bag tied around the water bath and another over the top - so there shouldn't be a lot of heat lost. The water in the bath and the beer in the FV should equalise in temp if they are not fighting against lost heat.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2017 #44

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    If i wrap itnin a sleeping bag i wont have much room in the frug for the water or the heater. would putting another heater in and getting the out side water higher warm the inside water do you think
     
  5. Oct 24, 2017 #45

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    Why would covering the trug and the FV inside it with insulating blankets, sleeeping bags or whatever else interfere in any way with the water volume in the trug and the heater inside the water?
     
  6. Oct 24, 2017 #46

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    The water in the trug is fine but to get a sleeping bag around the fv will be tight against the trug there for cover the heater and i dunno if that will be safe
     
  7. Oct 24, 2017 #47

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    I cant put a picture on i dont know how to
     
  8. Oct 25, 2017 #48

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    You don't need a sleeping bag around the FV. It should go around the (much larger) water bath and another across the top, enclosing all of it. I will take a pic of my set up in a day or two when I'm back home.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2017 #49

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    Okay thank you mate
     
  10. Oct 27, 2017 #50

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    These pics should help? The wire is for the heater and the white cable tie holds the thermometer. The FV is currently holding only water as I'm between brews.

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  11. Oct 28, 2017 #51

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    Ahh i thought people ment to wrap the FV inside the waterbath 😂😂 my bad i have a second heater in and am going to put a king sizw quilt i have spare around it hopefully that will work thank you for the pictures
     

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