Q: Would this produce enough heat for an average ale in a 30L Spiedel fermentor if the ambient temps are approx 35 F? I would use this with an insulating jacket and a thermostat.
A: The fermenter size should not be an issue, the ambient temp in the 30's may pose an issue as the heat pads generally add about 8-10 degrees of additional heat which would work well for lagering but may not get into the ale temp range for fermenting
Q: Is there a thermal cutout that prevents this over heating? I am concerned about safety. P.S. I do plan to use a thermostat to control this but want to understand if the product has a safety cut off.
A: there would not be an internal thermostat in the unit itself. It would be supplied with a steady wattage to raise the temp of the heating element, similar to the wattage supplied to a light bulb or heat lamp
Q: Can the fermenting heat pad be used safely with plastic?
A: This can be used safely with plastic and glass buckets and carboys
Q: Is this pad suitable for a Speidel hdpe fermenter?
A: The fermenter would tolerate the heat from the pad. The heating may take a bit long to build due to the thickness of the plastic
Q: How many amps do this use?
A: These will run less than 1 amp
Q: will this hold a 15 gallon stainless steel mega pot with 10 gallons mash?
A: These are designed for use with up to an 8 gallon bucket so no more than 50lbs would be reccomeneded for use with this pad
Q: Is this heating pad flexible enough to be taped to a conical? Thanks.
A: No, this heat pad is made of a rigid plastic that does not bend.
Q: Safe to use with plastic big mouth bubbler?
A: Yes, it is safe to use with PET Carboys like the Big Bubbler!
Q: Will this work with the Ohmbrew Fermostat?
A: Yes, should work just fine.
Q: Would a large sauerkraut crock be too heavy for this pad? Our basement is a little cool, and I think this would be the ticket for temperature control, if it would stand up to a crock. Thank you
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Q: Will the plug be able to fit New Zealand power sockets ?
A: No, it plugs into a standard (USA) 120 volt outlet.
Q: Can you use the brew heater with glass 5 gallon carboys?
A: Yes, you can use these work great with glass carboys.
Q: what is the temp range of the brew heating pad, and is there a thermostat?
A: There is no thermostat with this heating pad. And generally this heating pad will warm about 10 degrees above ambient temperature.
Q: Can the heat pad be used with the 3 gallon Better Bottle?
A: The heat pad will work with a 3 gallon Better Bottle.
Q: How many settings does it have? I saw that it raises the temp 10-20 degrees but is it just plug in and go, or is there some control?
A: This pad does not have a temperature control. You can plug it into a temperature controller like a Johnson Control for the ability to adjust temps. Many customers have had success with this product both controlled or not.