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Offline benamcg

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FermWrap on Fermenator?
« on: May 15, 2012, 02:37:56 pm »
I currently use FermWraps and glass carboys for raising fermentation temps in my basement during the winter months.  I must admit that this simple system works great, but I love the idea of someday owning a stainless steel conical.  Would the Fermwrap allow you to raise and maintain ale fermentation temperatures on a Blichmann Fermenator or is the wall of the Fermenator too thick to make much of a difference?

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Re: FermWrap on Fermenator?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 02:41:02 pm »
It's not as thick as a carboy, and will actually be easier to heat/cool

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Re: FermWrap on Fermenator?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 02:48:35 pm »
I use these fermwarps on 3 bbl plastic conical wrapped with insulation to control fermentation temps in a 38 degree cold room. They work great. For cheap wraps check out www.reptilebasics.com

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Re: FermWrap on Fermenator?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 02:51:03 pm »
That is is what I use on my Blichmann, to control the temp in a 38-40F garage in the winter. Works fine. You might want to have something around the fermentor to conserve energy. The shipping box was my choice.
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Offline slarkin712

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Re: FermWrap on Fermenator?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 02:51:15 pm »
I would think it would work better on a SS conical than a glass carboy.  SS is a better conductor of heat than glass, and also thinner than a glass carboy.  Another thing to consider is the size of the conical.  A 10+ gallon conical will produce more fermentation heat, due to its overall mass, than a 6.5 gallon carboy.  I would think that a conical would be more difficult to cool and easier to heat than a carboy.