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Offline benamcg

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Better Bottles and Fermawraps
« on: November 01, 2014, 06:10:03 PM »
Just put a hairline fracture into my 2nd to last 6.5 gal glass carboy.  It might be time to switch to a Better Bottle system.  My only concern is the ability to use a FermaWrap with it.  I dont have a dedicated fermentation chamber, so using a FermaWrap to bring temps up to ideal ranges and maintaining it is essential.  Anybody have an experience with 1) Better Bottles in general and 2) the use of a FermaWrap with it?

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Re: Better Bottles and Fermawraps
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 08:26:51 PM »
I've been using better bottles exclusively for 4 or more years. I love them. Being in north texas, I don't have a need for fermwrap, so I don't use it.

I have been wanting to upgrade to speidels, but that will be down the line.

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Re: Better Bottles and Fermawraps
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 08:36:40 PM »
I have a 30 liter Speidel fermenter and it does a great job. Still have my 6.5 gallon and 5 gallon glass carboys which I haven't used in a while.

I recommend looking at Speidel along with the Better Bottle.

In my opinion, worth the cost.
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Re: Better Bottles and Fermawraps
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 11:09:19 PM »
I have used Fermawrap with my BBs, and it works just fine.

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Re: Better Bottles and Fermawraps
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2014, 05:28:55 AM »
I don't use fermawrap, but I have used my Brew Belt with my BB's with no issue.
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Re: Better Bottles and Fermawraps
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 02:10:51 PM »
I have used Fermawrap with my BBs, and it works just fine.

+1.  I use fermwraps on my BBs during the winter, never had a problem.
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Re: Better Bottles and Fermawraps
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 02:52:44 PM »
I have used Fermawrap with my BBs, and it works just fine.

+1.  I use fermwraps on my BBs during the winter, never had a problem.

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Re: Better Bottles and Fermawraps
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 03:57:56 PM »
I don't think you can get fermwrap hot enough to melt plastic unless you are getting really crazy with it.
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