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Alexpanda

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Hey guys so I'm gonna be building an incubator, but my problem at the moment is finding a heat source that also runs on a thermostat? Does anyone have any suggestions or have built something themselves?
 

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Egg incubator?
Reptile heat mats/panels, a light globe, search on ebay....
 

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NC's link will work perfectly for your fermenter
I'm using that same thermostat for controlling my fermenting freezer in summer, and a heat belt in winter
just mount the probe low or mid-low height on the fermenter, so you're not boiling at the bottom before the top temp catches up
 

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Thank you guys very much, I did actually have a look on eBay but wasn't able to find anything like this. Do you recommend mounting it too the wall of the incubator or make a shelf underneath for it too sit on.
 

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Or since I will be running double drums should I have it setup between them in a central position.
 

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I'd wedge it in between the drums
next summer source yourself a fridge and do it in there, much better setup
 

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Okay we'll I haven't built it yet so I can still do that idea. Ill also custom the shelves too make them stronger.
 

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I'm using a freezer and the standard racks are strong enough to hold a 23 litre batch
 

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Okay. Well I believe we will be doing 30L batches which I will still custom make the shelves.
 

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