Homebrew heater / Aquarium Heater

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  1. geoffles

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    sorry to get boring, but can you use an aquarium immersion heater instead of wine immersion heater. It seems the prices are double for wine immersion heater and i cant see why.

    Please advise
     
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    yes I have used them they work fine I have for of them and use them all the time just keep a eye on any rubber parts for perishing I only use Camden tablet sulphur dioxide to sanitise them as brew clean will rot any rubber goods
    just make up a solution for tabs dissolved in one gallon of water an half teaspoon of critic acid
    take any suckers off there holder and ensure every thing gats coted then rinse off
    ensure your brew has a good vigorous fermentation going before hanging your hettaer in your fermenter
    bill
     
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  3. geoffles

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    Cheers seemed ridiculous when i first looked
     
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    What wattage, i was thinking 100 watt
     
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    se edit
     
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    I only use 100 watt I will be using then in my 200 ltr fermenters
    if you wrap your fermenter watch and not over heat your fermentation
    try for 65-75 F 16-17C don't try to ferment out to fast or you will end up with high esters due to high temperature fermentation banana test but not nice
    take your time and it will be a better beer for it
     
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    I use an old electric blanket set on the lowest setting
    Works just fine
     
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    Does anyone bother wrapping or insulating the demijohns or brew bins
     
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    I use a brew belt with no problems.

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    I set my brew bin on a Plant Propagator, and this time of year I also wrap the Bin in part of an old Duvet. Does the job OK
     
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    as long as it fermenting that's mane thing a bit cooler as long as it stays fermenting.
    ferment to fast and your beer will have that home brewed test at the right temp nice beer just like you get from the pub
     

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