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Hi all

Is there any reason to pick 1 over the other as I have no idea

Cheers Al

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Hi Al

I went for a heat belt.  I read on the Forum that having a heat pad under the yeast cake and heating up through the yeast cake is not such great practice.  Made sense to me.

When I need it I just circle the heat belt around the bottom of my fermenter.  This is within my temperature controlled freezer.

Cheers Shamus

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Where are you? At this time of year you wouldn't need heating unless you're in the northern hemisphere, or maybe Tasmania 😜

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Ovb I'm in brisbane

I was just thinking ahead for winter

And shamus I had a similar thought on cooking the sediment

Thanks guys

 

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Hopefully get a $50 freezer off gumtree 2morro

Got an ink bird off ebay tonight and a belt in a couple minutes

Big change from can of flavor, kg sugar and bottle washing

Time to join modern world

 

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If you are using a fridge or freezer for temp control in Brisbane you won't need a heat source. I'm here too, only needed heat like one or two batches a year and that was only to raise the temperature a bit nearing the end of fermentation. A hot water bottle sitting in the freezer would be enough.

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9 hours ago, AlanT58 said:

Ovb I'm in brisbane

I was just thinking ahead for winter

And shamus I had a similar thought on cooking the sediment

Thanks guys

 

I do the same as beer baron

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I use a heat pad but have it sitting on a shelf below the FV so it isn’t directly touching it. 

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Thanks to all for the advice I ended up going with a belt see how it goes.

As Otto said living in Brisbane I shouldn't need it much if at all

Cheers Al

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