heating fermenters

Wiring up the STC 1000 to a lightbulb/heating pad/element

So everyone is wondering how to wire one of these up eh? Well, first things first I am no electrician, and, you do what I am saying here at your own risk entirely. There is a disclaimer on the messageboard you should read. This is for New Zealand 240VAC only. If you are not competent or in the least bit knowlegeable about smoke hiding in wire don't do this, show someone that knows how to do it.

Fermenters and Mylar

Well, it has been chilly. Real chilly. With some record breaking coldness in Gods Own the lightbulb/stc1000/mylar has really been put to task.

The fermenters in question are 60ltrs a piece. mounted on bricks thusly


It is very simple. The light is a 150w and simply sits on the concrete. The fermenter is then placed on top of the bricks.


Well the Heat controller turned up on the doorstep today, so it is hooked up and we will see how it goes. I have it set for 27 Deg C and it will go a degree either side of that.

I will monitor it over the next few days to see how it goes with the space blanket then write up a report on it. In the meantime, here's a wiring diagram.....