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Aquarium Immersion Heaters Directly In Wort?

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4 years 10 months ago #485 by munisingbeer
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reminds me i should stock up on bulbs

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4 years 10 months ago #487 by m3taL_Brewer
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Hey guys,

Im thinking about getting somthing similar to this

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im sure a 60w one would be sufficient a small wattage 240v fan in there to circ some heat around would definatly help... but i', probably getting way too technical now hahaha....

I'll prob end up with a lamp and similar setup to pump heat in, Those Eco halogen bulbs that Gash suggested are probably the best thing they use less power and they smash out the heat like crazy....im looking at putting it up in the freezer section and putting a fan between the freezer and fridge section to pipe the heat down....

Lots of ideas....

The main floor i can find in an Aquarium heater in the wort is that in fish tanks the water is moving around all the time so hot spots arent created...

Now i understand a fermenting wort moves around naturally but im sceptical on the fact that it would creat hot spots in the wort which could lead in a hot spot adding off flavors to the beer....

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4 years 10 months ago #491 by Dullahan Brewing
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Indeed metal brewer thats my main worry too. That may also have been an issue with the recent pineapple heffe fiasco. Thinking back on it now it was getting up around 25 celsius at the top of the wort when i had the ferm wrap heater around the fv. :blink:

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4 years 10 months ago #493 by m3taL_Brewer
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I guess using a heat source like a lamp is not applying direct heat so it may have some advantages there, although heat matts apply heat from the bottom which may regulate the heat transfer better....

Lamps are cheap, easy to find and simple to setup can't beat em

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4 years 10 months ago #498 by munisingbeer
munisingbeer replied the topic: Aquarium Immersion Heaters Directly In Wort?
when this weeks HBW goes live it shows my heating set up and how my light bulb sits.

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11 months 1 week ago - 11 months 1 week ago #2345 by MTbottle
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I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to jump in here and say that I use an old waterbed heater mat that has a temp regulator and probe - I can set it anywhere from 60F to 100F. I can just wrap it around the Big Mouth Bubbler and it leaves about 1 inch of the glass exposed so that I can tape the probe onto the glass.This allows me to 1.) control the fermentation temp better; 2.) dial a different temp for secondary if needed/required by recipe; 3.) have a heater which (I would hope), shouldn't have 'hot spots' or 'cold spots' since it wraps around the entire fermenter, rather than a lizard/snake heater that would sit underneath.
I have a few aquarium heaters, but I was concerned about the 'hot spots' as has been mentioned. I didn't even think about using a tub of water to 'bottle condition' that gives me something to think about! Of course, with these sub-zero temps, I don't think the aquarium heater would do the job ;>)
Just my 2 cents worth ...
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11 months 1 week ago #2348 by Gash
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Cheers mate!

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 4 Jan - 14:22

Brew day tomorrow, should be good, one sleep to go ,cheers. :D

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Happy new year brewers, ;)

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Merry Christmas Brewers, Have a good one. :D

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Nice new font. lol

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Sounds like it went well mate, cheers!

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