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Aquarium Immersion Heaters Directly In Wort?

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

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

Im thinking about getting somthing similar to this

www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/rockbank/pet-pro...ee-postage/347167138

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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5 years 4 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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5 years 4 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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5 years 4 months ago #498 by munisingbeer
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when this weeks HBW goes live it shows my heating set up and how my light bulb sits.

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months 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 ...
Last edit: 1 year 5 months ago by MTbottle.

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1 year 5 months ago #2348 by Gash
Cheers mate!

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Gash - Sat 14 Jul - 21:42

ah well, seems Ive answered on one and Finroo on the other, no dramas, all good!

Cherry1's Avatar Cherry1 - Sat 14 Jul - 16:16

Managed to double post a topic, can you delete the second one Gash?Cheers Chris

bradobrew - Wed 20 Jun - 20:42

Thanks for the help gash. bradobeer, bradobrew its almost the same haha

Gash - Mon 18 Jun - 18:09

Sorry mate, missed this message! Hope everything is ok! Cheers

Finnroo - Tue 12 Jun - 17:32

Finn roo here, im g oing to take a monthoff social media because of my health issues.Cellar dweller is something i have come to enjoy just putting my 2 bobs worth in and enjoying it. Cheers Gash and thank you so much for everything see you in 4 weeks

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