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i need a new aquarium heater source

Post by jb-texshine » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:20 pm

I need a new heater for my fermenter because in clumsy and my old one was glass.... looking for a source,cheap,not ebay.
It has to warm up and keep at ferm temps 40 gallons. Would preferr stainless and atleast 300w.
Anyone got a good source?
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Post by DFitz » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:10 pm

Over the summer I washed both of my 300w tank heaters and put them up to dry. Short story, I backed into the cabinet they were sitting on and they both hit the garage floor. Damn things are $50 a piece now. Ugh!! Two fresh heaters this year. I hope they last. Sorry, other than eBay you'll pay dear for a quality heater.

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Post by FreeMountainHermit » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:24 pm

Bought mine from : http://www.thatpetplace.com/?gclid=CMCI ... gQodRHwA9w" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

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Post by ShineonCrazyDiamond » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:06 pm

I recently broke mine, it was the cherry on top of that particular run.

I decided to just @$&*#@ change yeast for the winter. I'll let you know how THAT goes. :roll:
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Post by Snackson » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:41 pm

You could try a stainless cartridge heater. Depending on your fermenter, you could used a bulkhead compression fitting. I've seen a few brewers use them in RIMS systems.

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Post by jb-texshine » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:09 am

I found one on ebay that ships FROM within the us thats cheap. Finally... 2 @ 300 watts for 12.95. Glass though. Think ill buy a hard side pistol case to store them in this time,lol. We finally got our first frost this morning and i got rum fermenting... seems i forgot the law of 7p's.
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Post by john2674 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:48 am

I live in a really cold place and do all my runs in the winter, so heating the mash was a huge problem for me.
Well I found a solution that works for me, its kinda diy but ill post it up in case it helps somebody else.
First I went on amazon and bought a digital temp controller like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OX ... UTF8&psc=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
then I went to the hardware and got a rain barrel compression fitting that a standard hot water heater element would screw into. installed the element about a foot above the bottom of my fermenter.
I wired the 110 outlet of the controller to the element then just drop the temp probe in the top of my barrel and plug it in. it can keep my mash at whatever temp I set it at even in below freezing conditions in the shed!
Ohh and no glass to break! :thumbup:

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Post by jb-texshine » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:02 am

Just checked the rum... stalled at1.038 :cry: i add a cup of old fashioned oats so i can see it working and even they have stopped moving. Hope itll be ok waiting on shipping to get the heat here.
Thanks for the help guys. Im gonna go pick persimmons to cheer myself up. :)
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Post by freefall » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:06 am

has anyone tried out heat tape? The kind for reptiles. Not the little stuff for wrapping pipes.

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Post by DFitz » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:47 am

This is what I replaced my aqueon glass heaters with, except I bought the 300W. They're pretty accurate and seem to work as well as my old heaters.

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Post by Greenthorn » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:19 pm

Here's the ones I use, they were very cheap so I had very few expectations of them, think I paid 23.99 shipped for 4 of them. I knew I was gonna need 2, since they're glass and I'm a clutz I figured better get 4. They have worked perfect.
They say fully submersible, but they aint..ask me how I know.

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Edit: just reread the thread, jb, I think you ordered the one I got.
Overpriced, undersized, 5 gallon ebay electric.
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Post by jb-texshine » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:29 pm

Just recieved my heaters. 2@300w for 12.93$ total shipping included. Ebay from cll pets. Glass,fully submersible.
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Post by MichiganCornhusker » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:53 pm

Why the hell ain't you guys fermenting in the bedroom wintertime?
Warm there, right?
Someone gotta problem wit dat?
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Post by jb-texshine » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:56 pm

MichiganCornhusker wrote:Why the hell ain't you guys fermenting in the bedroom wintertime?
Warm there, right?
Someone gotta problem wit dat?
My wife... :moresarcasm:
To be fair though, the back bathroom has a trashcan with 20 gallons of uj with oats ,and a five gallon of persimmons fermenting in it. She dont know bout that! :ewink: the shop has 15 gallons of persimmons fermenting and 40 gallons of rummish that was stalled but is now doing fine.
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