Cheap DIY fermentation chamber

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  1. sbaclimber

    sbaclimber Well-Known Member

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    I finally got the heating pad wired up and thought I would share...
    20€ for a used fridge
    17€ analog heating / cooling thermostat with probe
    11€ foil heater (~40-50°C)
    1€ double pole switch
    Ugly, but cheap. :D
    (as you can see, I left the original thermostat attached to its probe and just taped it to the side of the fridge, should I ever want to "rebuild" the fridge)
    Normally the foil heater just lies in the bottom of the chamber, I only raised it to fit in the photo.
    The little red lever is the heating/cooling switch.
     

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    A thing of beauty !!! good luck
     
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    sbaclimber Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. :)
    I suppose a light bulb in a can would have been cheaper, but the foil heater was just so easy and saves space.
    Only drawback is, at 40-50°C it takes ~2 days for it to warm 25l. from 17° up to 23°...
     

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