Category Archives: Temp Control

Propagate Pro Fermentation Heating Pad – back to $19.97, best price + free prime ship

Brewing & Fermentation Heat Pad for Homebrew Beer & Wine Fermenting 120VAC 12 or 25 Watt Heating Mat: Safe for Plastic/Glass Carboy Fermentors w/Heater Temp Strips (10" - 12 Watts (Black))

Brewing & Fermentation Heat Pad for Homebrew Beer & Wine Fermenting 120VAC 12 or 25 Watt Heating Mat: Safe for Plastic/Glass Carboy Fermentors w/Heater Temp Strips (10″ – 12 Watts (Black))

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • EASY TO USE – 10″ inch size fits under almost any size Crock, Carboy or Bucket Fermentor
  • NATURAL HEAT – Bottom radiant heating mimics natures normal process in organic fermenting
  • NO WRAP – No Wrapping, No Tape or Belts. Simply place under your Fermentor and plug in!
  • TEMPERATURE REGULATION – Built in thermal control shuts off heater preventing overheating

 

10/22/21 3:30 PM Central: This is selling for $19.97. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Brewing & Fermentation Heat Pad for Homebrew Beer & Wine Fermenting 120VAC 12 or 25 Watt Heating Mat: Safe for Plastic/Glass Carboy Fermentors w/Heater Temp Strips (10″ – 12 Watts (Black)) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link



Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Limited Time Deal is Ending… Hands on Review: KOMOS Stainless Steel Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers

keg king kegerator reviewKOMOS Kegerators, are designed for Homebrewers from the ground up.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.


Limited Time Deal:

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  • These are packed with features like NukaTap faucets, DuoTight Fittings and more. They’re designed for homebrewers from the ground up.  See: Hands on Review: KOMOS Kegerators!
  • As of this posting, all versions are discounted as part of a short sale. No coupon code is needed. check product pages for current price & availability.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order. This is a big deal when it comes to a large and heavy item like a kegerator.

KOMOS Kegerators at MoreBeer


A Note On Branding of This Kegerator

Since this review was published, this Kegerator has gone through at least three branding changes.  Initially it was the Keg King, then it became the “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” and then it became the Kegland Kegerator.  Now, it’s the KOMOS kegerator.

Differences Between the Reviewed Unit and the Current KOMOS Kegerator

Beyond, branding, the KOMOS Kegerator sports two notable upgrades.  First it uses EVABarrier double walled tubing.  Second… it’s equipped with DuoTight connections.  I’ve been very impressed with both of these, so these are nice improvements.  There may be some other small differences.

Related: DuoTight Review


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Komos Kegerators at MoreBeer


Features of KOMOS Kegerators

  • Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 Faucet Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
  • Stainless Steel Air Cooled Tower
  • Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets (choose number of taps above)
  • Duotight Fittings make connecting draft lines a breeze
  • Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
  • Robust KOMOS Dual Gauge Regulator included
  • CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
  • Efficient and powerful compressor
  • Stainless Steel Door
  • Countertop Style Drip Tray
  • Removable Glass Rack
  • Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
  • Includes EVABarrier beer and gas tubing
  • Beverage line measures 4mm ID x 8mm OD
  • 1 x 1.7m length of line per tap
  • Gas line measures 5mm ID x 8mm OD
  • 1 x line of varying length depending on number of taps (2, 2.5, or 3m)
  • Removable shelf if you want to use it as a refrigerator
  • Available Kegerator covers and “off road” casters for moving over uneven terrain

Hands on Review KOMOS Stainless Steel Kegerators

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Hands on Review: KOMOS Stainless Steel Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers – New Matte Black Editions Available

keg king kegerator reviewKOMOS Kegerators, are designed for Homebrewers from the ground up.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.

A Note On Branding of This Kegerator

Since this review was published, this Kegerator has gone through at least three branding changes.  Initially it was the Keg King, then it became the “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” and then it became the Kegland Kegerator.  Now, it’s the KOMOS kegerator.

Differences Between the Reviewed Unit and the Current KOMOS Kegerator

Beyond, branding, the KOMOS Kegerator sports two notable upgrades.  First it uses EVABarrier double walled tubing.  Second… it’s equipped with DuoTight connections.  I’ve been very impressed with both of these, so these are nice improvements.  There may be some other small differences.

Related: DuoTight Review


Compare Prices, Review Continues Below:

Komos Kegerators at MoreBeer


Features of KOMOS Kegerators

  • Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 Faucet Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
  • Stainless Steel Air Cooled Tower
  • Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets (choose number of taps above)
  • Duotight Fittings make connecting draft lines a breeze
  • Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
  • Robust KOMOS Dual Gauge Regulator included
  • CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
  • Efficient and powerful compressor
  • Stainless Steel Door
  • Countertop Style Drip Tray
  • Removable Glass Rack
  • Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
  • Includes EVABarrier beer and gas tubing
  • Beverage line measures 4mm ID x 8mm OD
  • 1 x 1.7m length of line per tap
  • Gas line measures 5mm ID x 8mm OD
  • 1 x line of varying length depending on number of taps (2, 2.5, or 3m)
  • Removable shelf if you want to use it as a refrigerator
  • Available Kegerator covers and “off road” casters for moving over uneven terrain

Hands on Review KOMOS Stainless Steel Kegerators

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WiFi Dual Stage Temp Controller – Works with Alexa & Google Home – $35.99, best price + free shipping, w/coupon

Wifi Temperature Controller, Wteske Smart Reptile Thermostat with Heating and Cooling Outlet, Works with Alexa Google Home, Thermostat Controlled for Reptiles Aquarium Homebrew Seedlings Greehouse

WiFi Dual Stage Temp Controller – Works with Alexa & Google Home

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • App Remote Control: This smart temperature controller compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control. App lets you calibrate and set temp values to suit your needs. Easily monitor temperature in real-time on the smart life app.
  • Easy to Use: Plug and play, only takes two steps to set up and adjust. Dual relay output, which can connect heating and cooling device at the same time. Support reading with ℃ and ℉.
  • High Accuracy and Quickly Refresh: With a built-in smart sensor, this digital thermostat provides highly accurate & precise readings. Data measurements are updated every 1s to give you lastest changes of the temperature.
  • Prompt Alert Notification: Set preset temp ranges with the Smart Life App, if levels fall out of that range, and you’ll receive a notification instantly via app.
  • Data Storage:Featuring 7 days’ online data storage, you can easily view recent temp records. A curve graph display gives you a clear, visual image for tracking your data.

 

10/11/21 10 AM Central: This is on sale for $39.99. That’s, in and of itself, the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Click on “Save an extra 10% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $35.99 at checkou. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Wifi Temperature Controller, Wteske Smart Reptile Thermostat with Heating and Cooling Outlet, Works with Alexa Google Home, Thermostat Controlled for Reptiles Aquarium Homebrew Seedlings Greehouse – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Testing Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement

Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement

Where Should I Place My Kegerator Temperature Probe?

After my test on the effects of a recirculating fan on kegerator temperatures (See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan), I decided to test the effects of kegerator temperature probe placement.  I went with three configurations: Immersed vs Ambient Non-Immersed vs… Zip Tied to a Beer Can.  Those tests yielded some interesting findings.


Related – Our Top Draft Resources!

Our Top Draft and Kegerator Resource Pages


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Propagate Pro Fermentation Heating Pad

Brewing & Fermentation Heat Pad for Homebrew Beer & Wine Fermenting 120VAC 12 or 25 Watt Heating Mat: Safe for Plastic/Glass Carboy Fermentors w/Heater Temp Strips (10" - 12 Watts (Black))

Brewing & Fermentation Heat Pad for Homebrew Beer & Wine Fermenting 120VAC 12 or 25 Watt Heating Mat: Safe for Plastic/Glass Carboy Fermentors w/Heater Temp Strips (10″ – 12 Watts (Black))

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • EASY TO USE – 10″ inch size fits under almost any size Crock, Carboy or Bucket Fermentor
  • NATURAL HEAT – Bottom radiant heating mimics natures normal process in organic fermenting
  • NO WRAP – No Wrapping, No Tape or Belts. Simply place under your Fermentor and plug in!
  • TEMPERATURE REGULATION – Built in thermal control shuts off heater preventing overheating

 

Brewing & Fermentation Heat Pad for Homebrew Beer & Wine Fermenting 120VAC 12 or 25 Watt Heating Mat: Safe for Plastic/Glass Carboy Fermentors w/Heater Temp Strips (10″ – 12 Watts (Black)) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link



Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Inkbird IP67 Waterproof Heat Mat! [fermentation temps]

Inkbirdplus Reptile Heating Pad Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Plants Greenhouse and Germination, 20W, MET Standard

Inkbirdplus Heat Mat 20W, MET Standard


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 【Reliable & Upgraded Heating】INK-HM20W professional heat mat is quipped with upgraded heating film, provides gentle and warm heats for the plant germination, maintains the temperature of the root area between 86℉-104℉ when the ambient temperature is around 68℉. The upgraded heating film is solid and stable, it will never scorch your plants.
  • 【Stable & Flexible】The strong heating film and the flexible construction offers more uniform heating and the radiate far-infrared light wave making the heat source softer and evenly, perfect for seed starting and home gardening. The mat is soft and can be stored as a roll, no crease will be left when unfolding it. It will be great to use in conjunction with INKBIRD thermostats.
  • 【Safe & Durable】The MET certificated seeding mat adopts the high temperature resistant thickening material, reinforced power cord, and latest heating film, can withstand damp greenhouse environments and safe to use both indoor and outdoor. INKBIRD will provide 1 year warranty and lifetime consultation service, please feel free to contact us at any time!
  • 【Fittable & Easy Cleaning】This 10″ x 20.75″ mat is perfect for standard 1020 trays and slightly larger than comparable mats on the market; It also runs on only 20 Watts to help you save on electricity. The heating pad is rated to IP67 waterproof, proofed against splashes, showers and sprays. It will be convenient to clean the heating pad by rinsing and wiping.
  • 【Compatible】INK-HM20W Heating Mat is recommended to use with Inkbird Temperature Controller ITC-308, ITC-306T, C206, C206T, C929, ITC-608T.

Inkbirdplus Reptile Heating Pad Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Plants Greenhouse and Germination, 20W, MET Standard – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link



Also: Yeast Starters and Fermentation | Maintaining Fermentation Temps in Colder Weather


Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Higher Wattage Gear? Digital Programmable Temp Controller – 1,850 Watt Max… $19.99

Digital Programmable Temperature Controller, Briidea Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode for Heat Mat, Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, Featuring Piggyback Plug 110V 16A 1850W

Digital Programmable Temperature Controller, Briidea Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode for Heat Mat, Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, Featuring Piggyback Plug 110V 16A 1850W

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • MULTIFUNCTION: The temperature controller has practical functions, including cooling and heating mode, time setting, 5 + 2 programming, manual and automatic mode, temperature calibration
  • CONVENIENT DESIGN: piggyback plug and play design, easy to program, high accuracy waterproof sensor, support °C/°F display
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR EQUIPMENT: Programmable thermostats can meet the daily needs of equipment. With its 5+2 programmable settings, you can easily manage devices through daily presets, helping you save time and energy
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Two installation methods are offered, of which one is pasting by 3M tape which means perforation free in the wall; the other one is fixing by scews. Both of them will fix the thermostat firmly attached onto the wall
  • WIDELY USED: Suitable for various applications: kimchi refrigerator, garage freezer, home brew kit, chicken coop water heater, water chiller, seedling heat mat, reptile heating pad, heat lamp, oven thermostat, beer brewing kit, fermenter fermentation bucket, heat mat for plants, grow tent heater etc

 

I would say that 1,850 Watt is a higher capacity than many of the homebrew controllers out there.

10/7/21 9:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $19.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Digital Programmable Temperature Controller, Briidea Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode for Heat Mat, Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, Featuring Piggyback Plug 110V 16A 1850W – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Hands On Review: Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Temperature Controller +WiFi Version

Fermentation Heating Belt – $23.30

Brew Fermentation Heating Belt, 1-Count

Brew Fermentation Heating Belt

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Package contains 1-count of Brew belt fermentation heating belt
  • Fits a 7-8 Gallon Plastic Fermenter or a 6 Gallon Plastic Fermenter
  • It will maintain at a constant brewing temperature of 75-80 deg F. up to 8 days
  • Additional heat source to maintain minimum fermentation temperatures

This 120 Volt Heater can maintain wine or beer fermenting temperatures in cold room, garage, or basement.
Adjusts to fit 3, 5 and 6 gallon carboys or 5, 6, and 8 gallon buckets.
Not recommended for glass carboys.
Package contains 1-count of Brew belt fermentation heating belt
It will maintain at a constant brewing temperature of 75-80 deg F. up to 8 days


From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

10/6/21 1 AM Central; This is selling for $23.30. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Brew Fermentation Heating Belt – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link



Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

FermWrap Heater + alternate use tip

FermWrap FE650-40 Watt Fermentation Heater

FermWrap FE650-40 Watt Fermentation Heater

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability

  • Keep your yeast warm during the winter months
  • 40 watts
  • 115 v
  • Works great with a temperature controller

 

Use in conjunction with a temperature controller to dial in fermentation temps.

FermWrap FE650-40 Watt Fermentation Heater – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Alternate Use Tip

I use a similar heat mat to help remove stubborn keg labels.  See: Removing Keg Labels… A Trick That Makes it Easy! – a section of our keg rebuild how-to

Related: Maintaining Fermentation Temps in Colder Weather


Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals