That being said, I am fermenting a molasses and sugar wash (birdwatcher, 20L, thank you very much) and everything is going according to what I have read. One thing I read over and over is the ferment temperature. I have mine at a solid 75F to 76F day and night. It has been bubbling away for 10 days. Started at 1.130 SG and is now at 1.066 SG (8.256% ABV?)
Now, the whole reason for my post is I want to share something that you my not know about, I am using a common ordinary heating pad with a variable transformer called a VARIAC. It will take 110-120 VAC, 60 cycles and allow you to adjust the voltage to whatever voltage it takes to maintain the required temperature for your ferment, (mine is adjusted to 66 VAC). If you go to eBay there are all kinds, new and used, at an affordable price.
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The pictures is taken in the laundry room in the house witch is an ambient temp between 66F to 69F. (BTW, the wife has LET me use the room for my first folly but from now on, it’s to the cold old shop)
Thanks again to everyone for sharing and making us newbees feel welcome.
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