For those interested, I was going to be conducting an experiment using a seedling heat mat and thermal cube for keeping my ferment buckets from freezing in the cold Colorado winters. Well I didn't get very far into my plan before deciding to change the set up. I decided that the seedling mat and thermal cube would not keep things warm enough for fermentation to take place.
Here is what I am planning on trying now.....we don't have space to ferment inside the house, so this will be set up in the unheated garage.
I have an extra one of these laying around, this is programmable and I am hoping it will keep the temperature optimal for fermenting....
I was thinking about tossing it into my ferment bucket and seeing how that goes...I am hoping to get this set up this week and will post pictures and results from said experiment.
Seems like it might work. I start mine out with hot tap water. I've been keeping mine in the attached garage. The temperature here in the East has been above normal and the feed is still fermenting.