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Installing a Thermowell into a Plastic Fermentor

Most homebrewers ferment in a cylindrical vessel whether it’s a glass carboy, plastic Better-Bottle or a plastic fermentation vessel. The problem is that the walls of these fermentors are made of (relatively thick) thermal insulators (plastic or glass) and taping a probe to the side of them is not going to get a sufficient response…

Custom Wrap Heater

After a few high-gravity beers in a not-so-cool basement, I realized very quickly that maintaining proper fermentation temperature is probably the most important variable to nail down, after religious sanitation, that is. Too often I see newer home brewers spend hundreds of dollars on equipment like water-cooler mash tuns, large ported, stainless steel brew pots,…