Deluxe Kombucha Heater with Thermostat
Introducing the FERMENT FRIEND™ with THERMOSTAT,
the easiest solution for maintaining the
perfect temperature for all your home ferments!
THE EASIEST, MOST POWERFUL HEATING SOLUTION FOR ANY FERMENT
Peace of mind, ease of use and stylish design are the biggest advantages of the FERMENT FRIEND™. This easy to use thermostat controlled unit allows the user to simply “set it and forget it” as the temperature is self-regulating. Each unit is made in the USA in accordance to the strictest safety standards, and is designed to remain below 110F/43C to prevent overheating. Keep your Kombucha, kefir, dough or other ferments that require warmer temps happy year round with just the touch of a button.
Once the target temperature is selected, the FERMENT FRIEND™ probe is placed between the strap and the exterior of the vessel, but not in contact with the heat mat itself. The unit maintains the target temperature within a degree of accuracy and is secured to the vessel with the included adjustable velcro strap (32″ long, up to 36″ stretched). Seamlessly integrate the all black heater and thermostat into any environment by mounting the unit with the enclosed velcro tabs.
PRO LINE NOW AVAILABLE
By request, we have created a version of the heater with a larger heating surface capable of producing 2.5 times the power of our regular heaters. This 7″x27″ heating mat is identical to the original model except that the increased surface area makes it suitable for 5 gallon vessels, multiple smaller vessels, or for use on a regular 2.5 gallon vessel in very cold conditions. Simply select the PRO LINE Upgrade from the drop down menu above.
Advice for heating a Kombucha brew properly…
The recommended temperature for Kombucha is 75 – 85 degrees, with the ideal temp being 78. If it brews at lower temperatures, one may experience a flatter, more “dirty” tasting Kombucha that lacks the apple-y sour bite of a delicious, properly brewed Kombucha. Allowing the brew to go for a longer time at lower temperatures (mid to upper 60’s) will help it grow more sour and should produce a safe, drinkable beverage over time. Attempting to ferment at lower than 64 degrees may produce a weaker beverage or may be susceptible to mold as the bacteria get “sleepy” and have a difficult time protecting themselves at the low temperature.
Want to use the heater in an international location outside North America?
Select 200V Wiring via the drop down menu above – $75 upgrade charge
Looking for a larger heating mat?
Select the PRO LINE Upgrade via the drop down menu above – $35 upgrade charge
Unfortunately at this time, the PRO Line is not available in 220V wiring.
We apologize for any inconvenience
Need a custom sized strip to fit your specific fermentation needs?
Email for a quote!