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Dave70

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There seems to be plenty of these about for cheap on e bay for your dog, cat or reptile. Thermostatically controlled and all.
Anybody here use them?
The only problem I can see is holding 25L of wort at the correct temperature takes a lot more oomph than keeping a sleeping dog or lizard comfy.
Unless you own a particularly large, fat cold dog or Komodo dragon that is.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Warm-Warmer-Hea...=item1e6773fd69
 

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I use an cheaper version in my fermenting fridge - Link. Plugged in to a STC-1000, probe taped to the fermenter in the pic below.

It keeps ales ticking along at 20C in the depths on a chilly Adelaide Hills winter out in the shed.

 

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Just be careful with the cheap china ones on eBay...I have had some with dodgy wiring and short things out or just get superhot on weird places ect
 

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I've got a reptile heating pad, a little smaller than Dr Smurto's. Works well. I bought mine from a pet shop so paid a little more than I would have on ebay.

edit: my fermenting fridge only holds 1 fermenter so the smaller heat pad is heating a smaller volume. I would look at getting a bigger heat pad if the fridge itself was larger.
 

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In the end I decided to go with a cheap plastic container from Bunnings, and a mid range 125w fish tank heater so I could have more precise control.
Set it on 24 and that's what we've got. Amazing eh?

While we're at it, does anybody reckon that's about right for a 3711 you want to finish fruity and dry?
I'll be bottling this batch also, so they'll have a little time under their caps before guzzling.

 

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