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ssramp

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I am new to wine making so I dont kow how much I can offer to the discussion boards but I did come up with a good way of maintaining the temperature during fermentation. I use a flooring radiant heat mat that is hooked up to a thermostat. I tape the thermostat probe to the side of the primary fermentor and set it so that the temperature of the must never falls below 70. pictre is attached if I did this right.

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Luc

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For someone 'new to winemaking' you have quite a setup !!!

Just curious: why have a lid on the primaries or are you actually
using them as a secondary.
I just cover them with a cloth fastened with a rubber band.

The heat math is a good idea though for those living
in colder climates.

Luc
 

ssramp

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For someone 'new to winemaking' you have quite a setup !!!

Just curious: why have a lid on the primaries or are you actually
using them as a secondary.
I just cover them with a cloth fastened with a rubber band.

The heat math is a good idea though for those living
in colder climates.

Luc
no reason other than I was shown to do that from the person that introduced me to wine making. plus I would like to be possitive that no spiders have gotten into my wine. do you think that putting lids on the fermentors would inhibit the must from fermenting in any way?
 

Wade E

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Ive been using lids snapped on and have never had a fermentation problem at all. I like that heating set up SS!
 
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