Mead Baby 2.0, overnight temperature status

Mead Baby 2.0 has had its first night in the new set up.

About an hour or so before heading to bed, I checked the temperatures. The ambient temperature had dropped to about 13C, while the ferment dropped to 17C, so I turned the heating pad on for about an hour.

I checked again, first thing in the morning, and it was at 18C!

After I did all my running around this morning, I checked it again, and this time, I could stay to watch the airlock.

The ambient temperature was back at 14C…

While the ferment had dropped to 17C, so I turned the heat pad back on and starting watching the airlock. When I first started, there were bubbles about 8 seconds apart. I remembered that I have a timer on my phone, so tried using that (which is more of a pain than just counting “one thousand 1, one thousand 2…). When I first started, it was already up to about 7 seconds apart, and by the time I was done, it was up to 6 seconds apart.

So this set up is definitely working! I’m really happy that it was able to maintain its temperature overnight.

The Re-Farmer

3 thoughts on “Mead Baby 2.0, overnight temperature status

    • Thanks! I have high hopes for this one.

      And it *is* cold! Lol. Ambient temperature has been around 14C during the day, on the ground floor. The upper floor has only 1 heat vent for the entire floor, and the girls have had to break out the space heater. The insulation they put on the walls by their beds has helped, at least a little. šŸ™‚

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