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Title: Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
Post by: dbohn on March 14, 2011, 03:57:45 AM
I know the people in cold weather climates have thought of this already but was wondering if the light it's self will cause problems? Am I still stuck putting a towel over the carboy to keep out the potential light pollution even though it's not a fluorescent bulb?

Thanks
Title: Re: Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
Post by: b-hoppy on March 14, 2011, 04:57:40 AM
My cellar stays about 60F in the winter so I have to warm things up a little.  I built a bench that the carboys sit on and just use one of those 'clamp on' work lights directly beneath the fermenter.  A little tin foil around the hood of the light allows to direct the warmth toward a particular area and things work fine.
Title: Re: Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
Post by: oscarvan on March 14, 2011, 07:55:36 AM
http://www.woodenshoemusic.com/WSBW/Fermentation.html
Title: Re: Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
Post by: dbohn on March 14, 2011, 02:07:22 PM
I didn't know there was such a thing. Is there any chance there is a part # for that "Bulb" I'm having a tough time finding it in the extremely large Granger catalog.

Thanks again
Title: Re: Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
Post by: mrcceo on March 14, 2011, 03:23:34 PM
Here's another option around the same price.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod1590692&pid=CSE_Froogle&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku1974713#spec   
Title: Re: Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
Post by: oscarvan on March 14, 2011, 06:43:55 PM
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/TEMPCO-Edison-ScrewIn-Infrared-Heater-Bulbs-4TDD2?Pid=search

That's the 100W version..... The key word to search for is "infrared lamp"
Title: Re: Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
Post by: Tristan on March 15, 2011, 01:48:34 AM
Another option is to buy a 50 watt heating pad without the auto-shut off feature.  I've been using this in a box freezer in my garage this winter with my digital temp controller and it can easily maintain temperatures.  I believe it was around $16 from drugstore.com
Title: Re: Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
Post by: dcbc on March 15, 2011, 02:53:57 AM
40 watt bulb in a chest freezer has worked well for me, both with my plastic buckets of years past and my ss 15 gallon corney I use today.
Title: Re: Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
Post by: hike20 on March 17, 2011, 03:12:05 PM
I just went to the pet store and bought one of those red heat lamp bulbs they use in lizard aquariums. I use it with a temp controller to keeps things were I want them.