A thermostatically controlled glass tube immersion heater. Power rating 100W. For maintaining the temperare of your fermenting wine or beer throughout the colder period. Normally used in 5 gallon volumes but may be used for smaller volumes if the surrounding temperature is very cold.
The adjustment on the heater is from 16-32 degrees celsius, however most fermentations are best conducted near the lower end of this range to avoid 'off flavours'.
The best way to use this heater is with the 'water bath' system. Put the fermenter into a larger container and surround it with water. Use the heater to keep this outer water bath at the correct temperature. This avoids the possibility of hot spots in the brew. Contact Brewmonkey for advice.
This immersion heater must be kept completly submerged whilst switched on. Position in the fermenter so that it does not touch the sides or bottom otherwise the fermenter or the heater may be damaged.
Surround the fermenter with insulating material so that heat is not lost needlessly. This will place less demand on the heater to maintain the desired temperature, save energy, money and the planet.