Brewers Heat Mat, Small
This 5-watt heat mat slides perfectly underneath your 1 Gallon Brew Jar keeping it nice and warm...but not too warm! Plugs in, uses little energy, ensures a perfect batch. Monitor the temperature for the first 24 hours to ensure that you have struck the right balance. If need be, you can put the whole setup in the box that your Home Brew Kit came it for another layer of insulation!
We use our year round and have a perfect 78 degree brew going all the time.
Review by Lily on 1/17/14
- Eh...could be a lot better.
Review by Kait on 1/11/14
The mat does not keep the brew at 78 degrees. It does keep the brew 7-10 degrees warmer than the ambient temperature. I live in New England with oil heat so in the wintertime my house is kept at around 57 degrees. I am happy that this mat increases the temperature of my brew to between 66 and 68 degrees but extremely disappointed it does not do more than that, as advertised. I would return this if I had paid more for it.
If you keep your house around between 65 and 70 degrees, then this mat is for you. But then again if your house is that warm to begin with, you don't really need this mat.
Save your frustration and money, buy the thermal wrap.
Review by steven budrow on 12/26/13