Aquarium heater?

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Aquarium heater?

Post by IDPotatohead » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:56 pm

I bought one off of Amazon after reading about using them to heat washes on here. Then I started worrying about how it heats. Won’t it be super hot around the element possibly killing yeast, and much colder towards the outer edges causing slow ferments? Or am I over thinking it?

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Re: Aquarium heater?

Post by Durhommer » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:26 pm

Only use to heat up I was told then remove
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Re: Aquarium heater?

Post by bluedog » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:28 pm

They get pretty hot, but they probably dont cycle on a ton, and submerged in an active ferment thats moving around a bit i really doubt it would ever be a problem.

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Re: Aquarium heater?

Post by stillanoob » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:14 pm

Hasn't bothered my yeast. I've had quick, no problem ferments with mine.

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Re: Aquarium heater?

Post by IDPotatohead » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:16 pm

Thanks guys. I won’t worry about it

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Re: Aquarium heater?

Post by NZChris » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:06 pm

Heat rises, so run your hand over the fermenter to make sure the bottom is being heated.

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Post by Setsumi » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:57 am

there will be a lot of movement in your ferment to ensure displacement of heat throughout. as the ferment begins to finish turn it down and off.
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Re: Aquarium heater?

Post by Grappa-Gringo » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:04 am

I've used them in the past and still do-- the temperature gauge is flexible and you can adjust to what ever temp you need. To keep things moving I always give it a good stir.... usually done in 4-5 days... take them out of the fermenter prior to mixing, as they are fragile...
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Re: Aquarium heater?

Post by CopperFiend » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:07 am

Used one and never had any issues.

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Re: Aquarium heater?

Post by Demy » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:43 am

I've used them for other purposes, I've never thought about fermentation. I usually use a heating band or ... nothing.

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