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Chef Isaac
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« on: April 07, 2009, 10:21:39 PM »

Ok, I need to find a way to warm up a bucket of honey. I cannot bring in an old cooler or chest freezer because we do not have room. So.....

option 1: buy one of the heat belts that fit a 5 gallon bucket

option 2: I can take some old supers and stack them up. Add a lid and hang a light bulb inside to heat the bucket. Not sure if it would work but sounds good.

Any other options? Anyone have any advice?
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 10:28:03 PM »

Your idea will work. It'll get pretty warm in there, use the smallest wattage bulb you can get.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 11:59:33 PM »

I use a small fridge for one bucket-these can be found at thrift and goodwill -remove the ice tray and compresor and shuch-use a thermostat and 60 watt light bulb-took a while to find the small fridge but i can tell you it is the best way to do one bucket
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 06:04:43 PM »

Put it in your car with the windows up and the car in full sun on a warm day.
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