DetailsIn one fell swoop, you can control the most important variable in making great beer--temperature. Wrap your brew in the warmth of the FermTemp™ electric fermentation heater. Dial-in the exact temperature you need with the ThermoStar® Temperature Controller. It’s that simple.
Control fermentation with razor-sharp precision, monitoring the actual temperature of your liquid with the Thermostar® 12” Probe. Just set the ThermoStar® to the ideal range for your yeast, and let it do the work of making better beer for you!
- ThermoStar® Digital Temperature Controller
- ThermoStar® 12” Temperature Sensor
- FermoTemp™ Electric Fermentation Heater Wrap
This bundle makes a great gift for brewers or winemakers of any skill level.
- Details & Instructions
4.7 / 5.010 ReviewsMulti Purpose Starter EssentialI bought this combo for the value. I use this Johnson controller and the Thermawrap to create a temp controlled bottle conditioning chest. I can hold 60, 22oz bottles in a large storage tub, that I bought and insulated at home depot, and keep the temp right at 70 degrees. This is essential for me, since I keep my brewing equipment and condition in my basement which hits 59 in the winter._x000D__x000D_The Thermowell is basically a toss in perk, and admittedly inferior to my other thermowells, but I'm sure it still does the trick._x000D__x000D_November 15, 2012Great for Cold Winter BasementsI came across this package when I was looking for a way to keep my ale fermentations warm enough during winter. This setup does just that and at a great savings over buying them separately. I actually bought it while it was on sale for less than the regular price for the Johnson controller itself, so I couldn't pass it up. I can also use the temp control if I ever get around to building a keezer!January 15, 2013Great value!Picked this up for a Christmas present to myself. You save $40 by buying the kit together, and it's just $15 extra than the controller itself, so you may as well do it. I've been using the whole kit on a carboy in my basement this winter, and it does great.January 29, 2013Keeps it Bubbling ..I got this a few weeks ago and it is in use right now .. quality is what you would expect from the controller and wrap, i was concerned about the thermowell and stopper since thats what people seem to comment on most here - they seem fine so far for me. I am using this setup in a glass 5 gallon carboy and it fits but the stopper is flush with the top of the opening but it is a good fit and the airlock is bubbling away and the temp is steady. _x000D__x000D_one thing i would suggest maybe since people are obviously buying the combo to use for heating is that the controller be shipped with that jumper set to heat instead of cool from midwest and it include some specific directions for this setup. _x000D__x000D_and this is a great deal .. i am thinking about buying another one of these setups!_x000D_March 26, 2013Fermentation HelpThe thermostar and heating element that goes around your carboy is extremely easy to set up and does an excellent job in keeping your fermentation at the temperature that you desire.December 7, 2016Great temp controllerI have not used the fermentation heater yet so cannot comment. I use the temp controller to keep my mini-frig at fermentation temps. That is working perfectly.March 17, 2016All good but the stopperAll good except for the The Stopper Thermowell since the stopper is too small that even will loose into the 3 or 5 G carboy._x000D__x000D_I will recommend Midwest Supplies to change the size of the stopper or change the manufacture of the product.January 31, 2013Easy & simple way to increase fermentation temperatureEasy and simple way to increase fermentation temperature for your beers that require higher fermentation temperatures like Belgian beers. Easy to use and basically maintenance free. I would recommend this product. The first time I used it, I was able to attenuate my Saison down to 1.000 and that is the absolute truth!!!April 13, 2017Purchased
11 months agoBasement chill B goneThe ability to move my carboy or primary fermentation bucket to any part of the house is fantasticApril 28, 2017Purchased
11 months agoWinter fermentingThis saved me $20 over buying the individual components. I can also use the controller if I ever make my own fermentation chamber from an old freezer.March 4, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 15 answersWhat is the temp range on this item. Does it get to 110 or 120 F?BEST ANSWER: In theory yes, but in practice in winter it won't heat a 5 gal plastic carboy that warm.I don't see any mention of using this with a specific stopper, since I'm a bit ignorant here I'd like to know what else I need to complete the set. ThanksBEST ANSWER: There's not a specific stopper that you need for this. If you want to suspend the temperature probe in the beer
you can run the probe through the stopper hole before inserting the airlock. Alternately
you can tape the probe to the outside of the fermenter.can i use this with a glass carboy?BEST ANSWER: yes with the five gallon size water jug with the small opening, with a two hole cap. either i have a defective unit but the heat wrap wont work with the thermostar.How big is the heating wrap? Does it go all the way around the fermentor?BEST ANSWER: The heating wrap does not completely go around the Big Mouth fermenter, but does cover most of it. I secured it to the fermenter with either electricians tape or duct tape to make good surface contact. It has done a great job at maintaining the desired temperature.Will this work on stainless fermenters?BEST ANSWER: Sorry I am not able to help as I used the wrap on plastic pales. I would guess that it would work on metal as well, but have not tried it.Will this work with a jacketed catalyst fermenter?BEST ANSWER: Hello!
Do not use this item with insulation on both sides, so I would not use this with a jacketed catalyst.I have a deep freeze I would like to start lagering in, is this kit all I need to solve my needs?BEST ANSWER: It is; or you can just set the freezer up with any of the temp controllers to be able to hold the temperature where you want it. With that "Fermentation Kit" you also have a heating wrap and long probe intended to be used to keep a carboy warmer than the surrounding area; or you can set up the long temp probe in the carboy in the controlled freezer to monitor the internal temp of the carboy, for more precise lagering temp monitoring. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies