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The Kombucha Mamma Essential Heating Strip

 
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SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR WARM TO MODERATE CLIMATES

It is a common homebrewers refrain: How can I keep my Kombucha brew warm, especially in Spring, Fall and Winter? Let the brew get too cold and the cycle slows down, reducing the healthy stuff in your brew and even exposing it to a potential mold infestation. Not good! Until now, standard beer heating belts and weakly powered seedling mats were the only choices available. If you're house is cold, they won't help!


The Kombucha Mamma Essential Heating Strip was designed by Kombucha Kamp with the help of a thermodynamics engineer. Designed for WARM TO MODERATE CLIMATES, the state of the art ultra-thin construction & patented heating technology makes for more uniform heat distribution. Wrap around one vessel  or lay behind several vessels to keep them all warm. This is a powerful little mat but is also very safe to use.  I recommend using it on the sides of the vessel rather than underneath so that the yeast isn't over stimulated.

 

Features:

  • Terminals & electrical connections are sealed using a high performance self fusing sealant
  • Warms the brewer area by 5-10˚F over ambient temperature to maintain the ideal temperature for Kombucha fermentation
  • 4"x28" provides plenty of heating capacity for a variety vessels
  • No heat wires or thick pad, so heat is always dissipated evenly over the whole mat
  • Almost the entire surface of the mat is covered by the heat strips creating an even heat distribution
  • Moisture sealed electrical connections (Do not submerse in water)
  • Ultra-thin Super durable construction (No Multiple Plys, just one solid extra tough mat)
  • Heat Strip & power cord are UL Listed Components
  • 110-120V AC Power
  • Uses 18 watts of power
  • Approximate Dimensions: 4" Width x 27.5" Length
  • Assembled in USA and all components made in the USA (except power cord)
  • Comes with 1 Year Hassle Free Guarantee
  • FREE Thermometer Strip included

Need more powerful heating solution?
Check out the
Year Round Heating System With Dimmer

Need a custom sized strip to fit your specific fermentation needs? 
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Customer Reviews
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Name:
Laura
Date:
12/18/2014
Review:
Prior to having this heat strip it was impossible to keep the temperature in the desired range. Adding this strip fixed my problem. Since then I've added another gallon jug and it continues to keep the temperature in the perfect zone. It is wonderful.
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Rene' Bennett
Date:
12/12/2014
Review:
this works great! Never have to worry about the temp in the house anymore. keeps my kombucha at the right temp!
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Diana Zedwick (Corinth, TX)
Date:
11/25/2014
Review:
This heating strip is wonderful! I don't have to worry about my Kombucha getting cold in the winter. In the warmer months, I can simply plug and unplug as needed. Well worth the money! Everything I've ordered from Kombucha Kamp has been excellent quality and I've received it quickly. Thank you for providing a superior product!
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Tnbeelady (Nashville, TN
Date:
11/17/2014
Review:
I was a little disappointed when I pulled that small heat strip out of the box. But I must admit, it does the job well. Easier to time your Kombucha harvest when ou know it's getting the heat it needs to grow.
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Diane
Date:
11/16/2014
Review:
Hannah gave me great advice as to which heating strip I should use for the climate I live in. She could have said the more expensive one, but she did not. This heating strip works perfectly and I am finally growing baby SCOPYS again. Hoorah.
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Bonnie O., North East, PA
Date:
11/14/2014
Review:
If you live where the temperature drops in the fall and winter, get one of these if you want to keep your Kombucha brew kicking along. As the temperature drops, the brewing process takes longer, and once you taste this great stuff and want to sip and brew regularly, you will -- if you're like me -- get frustrated by having to wait when the temperatures start cooling down. Might be worth buying a couple of extra temperature readers (they're reasonably priced) as back-ups when you purchase the Heating Wrap. I half wish I'd gotten the other one with a digital thermometer.
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Kristie F (McCall ID )
Date:
11/12/2014
Review:
So far I am very pleased with the kombucha heat strip. Nine months out of the year out house is not warm enough nor do we have a place where the temperatures are warm enough to brew the kombucha.
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Jana Nethery
Date:
11/06/2014
Review:
This heater is exactly what I needed to keep my brew at a constant temperature and speed up the fermenting process! Before I received the heating strip, I had inconsistent brew times and tried various methods, such as a light bulb, to keep the brew warm....all to no avail. I HIGHLY recommend the Essential Heat Strip; it surrounds my gallon crock with gentle, even heat and has made all the difference in keeping my KB consistently happy and delicious!
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Cathy A.(VIRGINIA BEACH VA)
Date:
10/29/2014
Review:
Service was great! Got heater strip quickly. (I had bought one before and it works perfectly! So I got another.)
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Jen Jensen (Fergus Falls, MN)
Date:
09/30/2014
Review:
This is the coolest, most brilliant thing EVER! I love that its flexible and wraps around the container, requires very little monitoring, and keeps my brew at a pretty constant temperature. I'm thinking I should have gotten the version with the dimmer, but I'm over-the-moon happy with this one! Brilliant!!
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Kelly Travis,(Port Orange,Fl)
Date:
09/10/2014
Review:
I can not say enough good things about Hannah's products. I bought this heating element for the cooler months. It keeps my kombucha.at the perfect temp ;-)
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Jenna
Date:
08/12/2014
Review:
This strip changed the way I continuous brew forever! My house is kept very cold and my ferments were taking forever, this strip has been a game changer and I'm producing booch like never before!
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Sherry
Date:
06/01/2014
Review:
I thought I didn't need this because my brew was a constant 74 degrees without. but my flavor was off and hannah suggested more heat.

I now swear by her suggested sweet spot of 80 degrees and the strip works great
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Leslie Welsh
Date:
04/28/2014
Review:
I absolutely love my heat strip! It has made a world of difference in keeping my kombucha brew at just the right temperature. The temp control will be perfect as the weather warms up and I need less heat from the strip. My kombucha comes out perfect every time. Thanks!
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Vicki Sparks (Dingle, ID)
Date:
04/28/2014
Review:
I am loving my heater. It works very well to keep my new at the right temp in my cool kitchen.
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Jennifer
Date:
04/16/2014
Review:
I plug this in every night and turn off every morning. Have perfect continuous brews!!!
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LaurelGreene
Date:
04/14/2014
Review:
Did exactly what I wanted - happy mothers made happy SCOBY babies and speeded up production. Love it.
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Norma (Albany, NY)
Date:
03/23/2014
Review:
I live in the Northeast and it would be impossible to keep the brew at the right temp. The heater is wonderful. It took me a day or so to set it for the correct range, but it was smooth sailing after that. Great product!
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Pam
Date:
03/14/2014
Review:
It's perfect - just what my scobys needed!
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Laurel
Date:
03/06/2014
Review:
My sluggish brew - 10 days - became a hotshot - 3 days, with the warmer. Sitting right next to my hotel, the hotel started filling up. Instead of 1 mother and a couple of tiny babies, within 2 or weeks I had 5 big healthy mamas to share.
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Lin (Grass Valley, CA)
Date:
02/24/2014
Review:
I like using the heating strip.I had to put a towel folded between the continuous brewer and the strip to keep it in a 72-80 degree range. I am getting a batch of kombucha every 3-5 days. YUM!
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Kimberly Hendricks
Date:
02/17/2014
Review:
I've got two batches brewing at a time now--one with the heating mat and one without. The heating mat definitely cuts down the brewing time. It's easy to use and it heats the brew gently.
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James (Shiloh, GA) USA
Date:
02/03/2014
Review:
I bought the heating strip to keep my brew warm. It works great. I've made approx. 8 gallons (4 gallons at a time) I run the strip so that it makes contact with each gallon container. Thank you Hannah
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Lucy P. (Huntington Beach, CA)
Date:
01/29/2014
Review:
I also love the heater strip that surrounds my continuous brew crock. Living in Southern Cal by the beach, it can be tricky to brew in the cooler months but with the strip I brew fearlessly!
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Robin (Victoria B.C. Canada)
Date:
01/24/2014
Review:
I'm giving the heat strip 5 stars b/c it did just what I wanted it to do. My house temperature dips down in the evenings. My brew was taking about 8-9 days to get to where the sugar is just vague & the tartness is not overpowering. I think though, that I was stressing my scoby at night with the temperature fluctuation b/c it was not reproducing. Since using the heating strip, I now have my first baby scoby. My continuous brew takes only 5 days now. I am only using the heater at night & this seems to work fine. I very much recommend this product. Thank you Hannah for being so helpful & for all the info you provide on your site. Love your warmth, friendliness & personal service.
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Gwen Tegtmeier (Columbus, GA)
Date:
01/19/2014
Review:
I wasn't sure I would need this, but I am so glad I got it. When I first got it, I had to play with it to get my kombucha to the right temperature. I actually may order another one because I think I need one for my bottles that I keep in my closet for the second fermentation phase. The closet gets cold, and I think this may be exactly what I need! Excellent and easy to use! I highly recommend this item!
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Sherry
Date:
01/09/2014
Review:
I've now used my heating mat through several cycles. It works well, and seems to make the brewing process faster (I am a batch brewer). In the winter, my kitchen tends to be cold and drafty, and this mat routinely keeps the jar temperature between 76 and 78 degrees. It seems to require very little monitoring, and is certainly a good choice for the changing seasons.
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Peggy P (LA)
Date:
11/26/2013
Review:
I ordered Hannah's essential heating pad for my kombucha. Her service is soooo prompt. She gets your order in the mail right away. The heating pad is working great. It raised my Ktea temp from 70 to 83. Thank you Hannah for creating thi­s wonderful product.
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Wendy M (NC)
Date:
11/19/2013
Review:
As a first time brewer this heating strip (along with the thermometer included in the package) were fundamental to the success of my first brew! Knowing that my brew was happily kept at the ideal temps (especially through some chilly nights!) allowed me to leave it alone for the first 7 days - and it came out great!
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Marcia Weaver
Date:
11/13/2013
Review:
If you don't have this heating strip already, you are missing out. It is a huge help to the brewing process!
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Doug (Dallas, PA)
Date:
11/09/2013
Review:
I purchased the Essential Heating strip to easily reach the optimum brewing temp. It worked and ordering from Kamp saved me time and gas. I heat 4 containers with this item.
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Rosie (El Paso, TX)
Date:
11/03/2013
Review:
All I can say is: what a great investment. Our winters range from 30-60 degrees so this heating strip is getting a lot of use during the nights. There is NO question that it has helped produce carbonation more quickly AND applying heat to my fermentation jars causes the kitchen to smell of yeast! Yummy! Will be ordering another soon. Worth every penny.
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peggy visco
Date:
11/01/2013
Review:
The heater is great. It's easy to use and it keeps my brew at 78 to 80 degrees. I usually keep my house on the cool side so this is an important addition to the continuos brewing system
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Marcia Emmanuel [st.Michael, Barbados]
Date:
10/21/2013
Review:
Not yet in use, Barbados is warm, but it will come in handy,
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Amanda (Portland, OR)
Date:
10/06/2013
Review:
Life saver! I just bought this heating system for the winter months here in Portland OR and it's working beautifully! My house is at about 60 degrees constantly right now and my kombucha is reading right at 82. Perfect! Thank you.
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Judi P. (Glendale, CA)
Date:
09/28/2013
Review:
Living in Southern California and starting to brew in the summer, you wouldn't think I needed this, but boy, I'm glad I got it! The temperature strip is invaluable, because I didn't know why my first batch got so vinegary when I had it wrapped with a heating pad... Lesson learned! :) But now I have a continuous brew set up and it's always perfect because I can keep an eye on the temp and KNOW if it's too hot or cold. So far, I just set the strip loosely towards the top of the container and plug it in only when it gets cooler, but I expect to get it plugged in longer now that the weather is cooling off. Thanks so much!!
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Ann (Charlotte, NC)
Date:
09/21/2013
Review:
Love the heater strip. It is simple to use. Although I live in a warmer climate,the nights can get cold and I simply put the heater on for an hour or two to warm up my kombucha.
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Martha, Monett MO
Date:
09/16/2013
Review:
Love it! Especially that it is flexible and can wrap around and heat several vessels. Temperature really makes a difference to my brewing!
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Marietta Bricker, DeFuniak Springs, FL
Date:
08/22/2013
Review:
I ordered the heater strip with my complete package. So glad that I did. I live in northwest Florida where we do have a slight change of seasons. This year we have had the wettest weather in over 50 years for four months in a row making our summer temperature cooler than normal. I put the heater around the brewer under the tee set on day three which speeded up the brewsing process. The heater allows the brewer to stay at an even temperature. Be sure to get one!
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Nessa
Date:
08/19/2013
Review:
I live in SF, so it's basically 60 degrees all year. It was just a little too chilly for my kombucha. It was fermenting, but not quickly enough for me. This heating pad has solved the problem. The day after I started using it, there were bubbles galore in my batch. And now I don't have to wait 2 weeks for perfectly tart kombucha! I love that the strip wraps around easily (I keep it snaked around two jars), and it never gets hot to the touch--just warm. Perfect!
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Heather L (Michigan)
Date:
08/09/2013
Review:
This heater was perfect for cool Mi nights/winters. I found this one fit perfect around my modern porcelain continuous brewer and under the tee set. Great product!
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Suzette L. (Arizona)
Date:
07/14/2013
Review:
The heater really isn’t necessary in Arizona’s hot summers, but I use it to bring my tea back up to temperature when I refill the continuous brewer with sweet tea from the fridge. We let the temperature drop at night in the house in the winter so it’s nice to have the heater to keep my tea warm. We go through Kombucha so quickly that I keep the scoby at ideal temperature 24x7 to keep up production for our family of 4. I only use it about an hour at a time so it doesn't overheat the tea.
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Lito Cortez
Date:
06/09/2013
Review:
This heater works well during winter months. Great product
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MJ (Colorado)
Date:
06/05/2013
Review:
This is great! It is still very chilly at night here in Colorado and will be a must in the winter!
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Glenn Giese, Oceano, CA
Date:
05/21/2013
Review:
So far so good. Bought a light timmer to plug the heater strip into and my brewing pot stays around 80. Heater strip looks to be of good quality and I hope to get years of service from it.
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Paula R (Jersey City, NJ)
Date:
05/21/2013
Review:
This is a nice product. The heating system works great. But I find it difficult to read the recording temperature in the thermometer strip that comes with it.
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Donna
Date:
05/13/2013
Review:
This heater helped my process immensely! Made my kombucha turn out perfectly. Great product!
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DM Litchfield, MN
Date:
04/26/2013
Review:
I purchased the Essential Heat Strip because it was recommended to me by a friend. I received my product quickly and safely, and now enjoy fresh buchy daily instead of waiting weeks between batches. I am able to brew easily to our family preference of tartness. I would like to encourage everyone to invest in this strip and start enjoying the speed and convenience.
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Jessica (Philadelphia, PA)
Date:
04/10/2013
Review:
The heating system has been great for keep my CB warm this winter. I usually kept it on at night and it kept my kombucha toasty warm from 74-82 degrees.
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Kim Lico (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Date:
03/25/2013
Review:
I live in southern california so it's warm here often. However, it is usually pretty cool in my house so I decided to order this heating strip. It has been so great! I would recommend this product to everyone who needs to warm their kombucha up about 10 degrees. I swear it has made each batch better and helped it to mature quicker. The scobys seem so happy and I'm happy with my tea! I use it on the porcelain continuous brewer and it is immensely helpful. Love this site and all the products!!
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Name:
Laure
Date:
03/22/2013
Review:
My beginning kombucha brew had been struggling along for over a month here in the central California coast and was just beginning to have a tart-ish taste. The "winter" here is relatively mild, but even so, when I was able to measure the temp with the monitoring strip provided, it registered at the bottom, so could have been even lower than the lowest range, which was 64 degrees. I bought the smaller heating strip and it has proven to be quite adequate. I'm brewing continuously in a 2 1/2 gallon jar and when I remember to keep it plugged in after borrowing the plug space for other appliances, it stays right at about 80 degrees. My kombucha seems quite cozy and happy now. Thank you for the valuable service you are providing, Hannah. Wishing you many blessings and much success.
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Sara in Montana
Date:
03/05/2013
Review:
I've been using my new heating belt for a few days now, and it works great! I'm very happy with my new purchase. I set it up on a timer, as it really does get quite warm, even here in chilly Montana.

Thank you!
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Ashley (Denver, CO)
Date:
03/01/2013
Review:
It's February in Denver, CO so I knew I would need a heating strip to correctly brew my kombucha. After exactly 1 week, my kombucha brewed perfectly (nice and tangy, not too sweet). Wouldn't have worked without this heating strip!
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Heejin Weisbrod
Date:
02/27/2013
Review:
Brilliant! My tea had a starting temp of about 62 degrees, and after a few hours with the strip, it was still in the mid 60s. (It was a large brew - I think I didn't wait long enough). So, I put it on a heating pad for about an hour, brought the whole thing up to the mid 80s, and the heating strip has kept it there for the past four days. Our house is kept in the low 60s, so this is a good 20 degrees above room temp. For the next brew, I think I'm only going to use the heat strip at night. Yay!
Heejin Weisbrod (Norfolk, VA)
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Judy (Virginia)
Date:
02/26/2013
Review:
I've had this heating strip for almost a month now and I am sooo pleased. I got the smaller one without the temp. control, but it gives plenty of heat for my 4 liter glass jugs. My house is about 65 degrees in the winter and even cooler at night because we turn the heat way down. The temperature strip that comes with it makes the system work wonderfully. No more messing with thermometers. You can always tell what temperature your kombucha is by just looking at the strip. If it's a little on the too warm side, I just loosen the heater around it and if it's too cool, I just wrap it a little tighter. Works perfectly and I'm have much more success with my brew.
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Karen B.
Date:
02/18/2013
Review:
After many unsucesful winter attempts, even in San Diego, my KT mat is the best thing for keeping the tea brewing at the perfect temp. It is a great invention!
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Debbie V.
Date:
02/11/2013
Review:
This produce does what it says. I live in the deep south so I do not get too cold here. It works best for me to leave it loose and not bound tightly to the jar.

Debbie V., (Tuskegee, Alabama)
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Alyssa Ferguson (Pocatello ID)
Date:
02/11/2013
Review:
I bought this heater to use with my gallon glass containers and it's working extremely well! My SCOBYs are happy and my KT is perfect. I also bought the year round heater for my continuous brew vessel and love it as well. Both are high quality and easy to use and I'd highly recommend them.
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Regina from Kansas
Date:
02/04/2013
Review:
This heat strip is a booch a life saver! It can get really cold in the winter here and my booch is kept warm and healthy using this heat strip. Love it!
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Dawn
Date:
01/28/2013
Review:
This is a great product! I live in a house that is kept cold because I have a very hot natured husband. If it's summer, the thermostat is kept at 70 or below. If it's winter, the heat is set at 65-68. I don't have the continuous brew system so I have several jars of little trooper mushrooms shivering and struggling to grow. In spite of our cool house, they still do; just a little slower. So I have been able to speed up the process of mushroom growth with this wonderful heat strip. I can see a very noticeable difference. What a great invention. Thanks.
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Anne E.
Date:
01/28/2013
Review:
I only wish I would have ordered this sooner. I have spent months trying to "perfect" my brew - all the while struggling to maintain the temperature. I love the dimmer switch. It allows me to regulate the temperature fluxes! Love it! Don't wait to order....
Anne Evans (Colorado Springs, CO)
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Jeremey (Indiana, USA)
Date:
01/24/2013
Review:
A must have for worry-free brewing! After trying too many different (ineffective) ways to keep things warm enough, we found this heater. Wish we would have known about it sooner! It's perfect for the continuous brew method, too.
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Alexandria
Date:
01/17/2013
Review:
This heater is perfect! Our kombucha was definitely not loving the winter weather. It was taking so long to get to the right flavor and carbonation. As soon as we got this heater on it, it's PERFECT. And it even looks happier. Thank you so much.
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Gillian West Bend WI
Date:
01/16/2013
Review:
I have ordered two heat mats since starting to brew my own Kombucha a few months ago. I use one for my brewer and one for the 2nd fermentaion. I live in Wisconsin where the weather can be quite cold at times. The warmers are wonderful and really the only way for my kombucha to brew at the moment. Far better than trying to use seedling mats or beer brew belt.
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Jess Stephenson (Blacksburg, VA)
Date:
01/15/2013
Review:
I completely underestimated the strength of that heater! I left it on for about three hours once the KT had cooled, and when I checked the temperature, it was up to 86F! (I immediately unplugged it and plugged it back in once the temperature got back into the low 70's). I have it on a timer right now, and it's been doing a fine job at keeping the container somewhere between 72 and 80. The KT is obviously very happy--I can see bubbles just underneath of the new scoby that's forming! I swear, I think the new scoby grew another cm today alone! It's really a great little heating strip! I have no idea what I would have improvised with, otherwise. You guys have a great product, and amazing customer service. Thanks again for your help!
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Joyce
Date:
01/08/2013
Review:
This heating strip is wonderful; made a big difference in my chilly Ohio house. Our brew after receiving the strip was indeed potent as we likely brewed a bit too long. Current brew is going oh so well after 11 days and ready for bottling!
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Tracy
Date:
01/05/2013
Review:
This works great_Perfect for my kombucha. But I have found other uses as well. In winter it also takes my kefir longer to ferment. I found it works well to speed up my kefir ferment. Today I am soaking my split peas. Split Peas and lentils should be soaked at a warm temperature to help get rid of the phytic acid. Once again my KT heater to the rescue!
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Pamela
Date:
12/15/2012
Review:
This heater is FANTASTIC! There is no way my brew would succeed without a heat source and I am NOT going to put my Continuous Brew System on top of my refrigerator (for the heat)! I especially like how easy it is to control the temp (the thermometer is essential, too) so I can keep my brew from getting too yeasty. Thank you, Hannah!
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Alan Blanchard
Date:
12/11/2012
Review:
I live in Florida which gets cool in the evening. I purchased the heat strip that has no Thermostat . I plug the strip In when I go to bed and unplug in the morning and it keeps the temperature at the correct level. Works very quickly, Very satisfied with this Heat strip. I also purchased some of Hannas tea blend, It's off the chain whether in making kombucha or just having a morning tea. Great job and I love your products Hannah!!!
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Debbie G
Date:
11/01/2012
Review:
Arrived quickly and works well
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Molly
Date:
10/18/2012
Review:
If you want to do kombucha year round, this is an essential piece of equipment. i keep my house at about 70, and this warms it to a nice, consistent temp. we use it almost 6 months of the year. no complaints.
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Kerry A
Date:
09/25/2012
Review:
It gets chilly at night here in the foothills, even in the summer. I put the strip on a timer and it keeps my brew the perfect temperature through the night. My scoby is happy and the brewing time has been reduced! Well worth the investment.
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Irene B Union, WA
Date:
07/29/2012
Review:
Living in the Great Northwest, just under the clouds of the Olympic Mountains, a heating strip is like having an umbrella or two stashed in the car. The heating strip turned my barely brewing batches into "Oh my God, there's a Scoby on top-I can do it!!"
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Tiki Nelson (Ft. Walton Bch, FL)
Date:
02/28/2012
Review:
I took the plunge and purchased the deluxe heater with the dimmer switch. I'm glad I did. I can't imagine using the standard version without any temperature adjustment control. It is also very precise. I have it set at 78 degrees and it stays there all the time.
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Sonja Hunsaker (Escondido,Calif.)
Date:
02/25/2012
Review:
I also have the heating strip and am so glad I got it. In the past, I worried that my kombucha would be damaged by the cold in the winter. Now with the heating strip I never give a thought to the cold. Wonderful!
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Bob Jensen (Fullerton, CA)
Date:
02/02/2012
Review:
Your heater works great, wish I would have spent the extra money and purhcased the one with a thermostat. I had to put cloth between the glass and the membrane to keep from over heating. got up to 95 degress very quickly. On a crock it probably wouldnt have done that. But on a thin glass jar it got suprisingly hot. Quickly!
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Marilyn Scott
Date:
01/30/2012
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I have just started brewing Kombucha and realised that I needed a heater. I had read about heating trays, but someone said they weren't reliable and only lasted for 6 months. I bought a small heating strip from this site and I have to say I have now made the most delicious Kombucha. The weather here in England is very cold this time of year and I found that putting some insulation around the strip helped enormously. I am using the continuous brewing method so I need the extra heat around the 9 litre container. In short I have found a method that works even in the coldest weather. The heating strip is very useful too and with my small heating strip and insulation I am well away. I thought that maybe at a later stage I might buy the larger size heating strip and use the small one for brewing smaller batches which I can then use to experiment with different taste. As a Medical Herbalist I appreciate all the special qualities of Kombucha, in particular one which I feel is very important to health and that is keeping our blood pH in the correct range (7.35 - 7.45). If anyone wants to test the efficacy of Kombucha then test your urine's pH while taking KT and when not taking it.
Best wishes - this is one of my favourite sites and 'does what it says on the tin' ie provides a good quality product, service and a place to go for advice.
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Todd
Date:
01/30/2012
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I noticed during the winter that my kombucha seemed to linger at about 70 degrees and was taking longer than a week to brew. With the essential heater affixed very loosely my brewer now sits at about 78 degrees. If I tighten it goes a good bit higher, but I'm only brewing a little over a gallon at a time. I'm sure it would work very nicely on a larger system as well.
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Victor F.
Date:
10/18/2011
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This heater did the job on my Kombucha. I use it for other ferments now too. Nice job.
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Kristie Frank
Date:
10/18/2011
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I ordered the heating strip with my continuous brewer but had no use for it yet as it was still warm. Now that the temp is starting to drop at night I mostly just turn it on when I go to bed and then off in the morning. It keeps the temp perfect. I liked the previous reviewer's idea about a timer. I also like the thermometer that comes with it. I'm in California so I may not need to use the heater all day. This heating strip is perfect for my area!
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Michael Anderson (Altanta, GA)
Date:
10/13/2011
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I ordered this a few weeks after I ordered the CB - should have gotten them at the same time. This heater is great though - very powerful and it comes with a little thermometer so you know if you should turn it off for awhile. I'm thinking about getting a little timer for it and just having it run at night. Nice heater!
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Mike Davis (Portland, OR)
Date:
10/09/2011
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Picked this up for my jar set up and it works great. I use it for two jars and wrap it around like in the video and it stays toasty warm. Might have been better off with the other one with a dial but this one gives plenty of heat. Probably going to get another one for the winter.
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RitaS
Date:
10/07/2011
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I bought the heating strip to keep my brew at a consistent temperature and I noticed a difference right away in the time it took to taste right. Thanks Hannah!
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myrna
Date:
09/20/2011
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Having started my cb in july, in Ga had no need for a strip but ordered one on the off chance I would need it. Having said that I noticed when the temp outside dropped to the 70's and 60's my brew seemed to slow done and almost stop maturing, was just to sweet. Remember I had the strip wrapped it around my container and it warmed right up and began producing again. Great strip, easy to use and really does the job. Worth while investment, get it you just might need it.
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Becca
Date:
06/28/2011
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I am so happy with this heater! We live in Cleveland and the climate isn't exactly 65-82 degrees year round! We were having some problems with mold growing and Hannah suggested it might be because it's not being kept warm enough. Using the heater, we've been able to brew the happiest, most potent kombucha yet! Thanks Kombucha Mamma!!
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