Needed to keep beer at 20 c Managed it perfectly.
It has made such a difference to brewing time. I love watching the progress of my SCOBY
I have purchased 3 heat mats now as my kombucha station is growing! They work fantastically to keep my brew at an ideal temperature.
The kombucha heat mat is fabulous at keeping your brew warm over the colder months, and is waterproof and so easy to use. It also has a heat dial to turn up and down, so be sure to check the temperature of your brew and find the right heat setting for the environment your brew is in. You can leave it on continuously or just overnight, just keep checking the brew's temperature to see how much additional heat is needed. Best above 22oC and below 30oC, as recommended. I've also got a knitted wrap/jumper for my brew to keep in the warmth. Great product.
I am convinced that I made the correct choice in purchasing the heat mat. We have had some cold nights and so the heat mat has been a blessing in keeping the steady at an even temperature. Highly recommend it.
Heats brews effectively in cold conditions such as winter weather.
works well for the colder months thanks for your good products.
It has been so easy to start up my own kombucha with Karl Kombucha. I was so impressed by the contents of the kit and how I just had to put it all together. Great support through Youtube and blogs. And I am now saving so much money.
I live in a cold climate in NSW and was having trouble keeping my brew at a good temperature. I now have two mats side by side and my kombucha loves it. brewing time has been brought down to a more manageable time, The only thing i could add is it would be good if the mat was a bit bigger to accommodate two 5 litre jars. thank you
The temperature dial system is a bit fiddly to get right, takes a fair bit of trial and error but works well once you nail it!
The Scoby is much happier now it's nice and warm.
i am new to brewing kombucha and have fund this company extremely helpful. orders are dispatched promptly and their communication excellent. i do not hesitate to recommend them to my friends. Thank you Karl Kombucha
We had an issue with the first mat that was sent with our 8 ltr starter pack. There was no hassles, and is was replaced quickly! A home Kombucha kit, the best thing we have purchased in a long time:)
Good equipment and fantastic taste, I love it. It makes me good sleeping in the night. Thanks so muvh Carl
I really love the simple design of the heat mat, it’s handy not just for my kombucha but also for keeping my sourdough culture happy!
Very happy with my purchase. Thank you.
Thanks Karl, as per usual everything arrived promptly and as expected. The heating may has really helped my winter brewing in my cold kitchen. Thanks :)
Would be good if the thermostat dial is marked in some way, spent a day or two trying the get the temperature stable. Not sure how much to turn back or forward and not sure how much of a difference it makes. Been working very well once the temperature stabilised.
Very good, works well.
Haven’t needed to use the heat mat as yet but I’m sure it will be useful once the weather gets a bit cooler.
A must have for cooler days when the temperature drops. My SCOBY doesn’t like the cold, ☃️.
Great kick start to my booch in colder months. Won’t be needing it this summer though!
Great unit once you find the sweet spot 24-25 degrees low wattage and you don’t have to watch it
1) The electric cord from the mat does not sit snugly into the adapter. 2) The mat feels warm & even though the temperature is set to its warmest, the temperature strip shows that the brew (at its warmest) has reached 21 degrees.
Great for keeping the batch regulated as the spring temperatures in Perth are a bit unpredictable
I purchased the heat pad for my Kombucha as I couldn't get the temp past 16, it is now sitting comfortably on 21-22. I am looking fwd to completing this batch and many more to come. I am very happy I bought the heat pad and would also like to comment on the excellent customer service over the phone and emails. Judy.
It works very wellKeeps my kombucha in safe temperature.
The brewing is much quicker now, almost half the time since I started using the heat mat it's ready in 10 days instead of over 3 weeks and the Scoby has more than doubled in size.
Expectations met, good price, excellent quality, delivered on time. Very Happy
The 4lt kombucha jar is the perfect starter size. Nice design and perfectly functional for it's purpose. All Karl Kombucha products have surpassed expectation.
I'm very happy with everything I've bought and making lots of Kombucha
Excellent this time my kombucha is working with the heat
This is great for keeping the brew warm. However I found I also needed to wrap a towel around the jar to keep it warm enough. Cheryl Melbourne
Quick delivery. A Godsend for my Scoby in the middle of winter.
Great purchase and reasonably priced. The item was delivered very quickly and was well wrapped. I'd definitely recommend this seller.
Our brew wouldn’t go over 16c and was almost dormant. The heater mat has got us brewing at 23c and getting great results. Well worth the money. Tony
Great product. Easier than the wrap, I was using, (which I got an electric shock off)
Item supplied as described in good working order with no problems.
Just added a heat mat to my set up and wow. Within 24 hours things changed. Just bottled and flavoured my 1st batch and brewing my 2nd
Already brewed, works a dream, love this company!
As a first time brewer the process was so easy. I have had no failures and have and have just received my second 8l jar. very happy. taste delicious
only criticism I have is that there are no real markings to show on or off. Trial and error to figure out when it clicks if off or on high. I used a permanent marker to show preferred setting. Flexible enough to wrap around the jar if needed but I use it on an insulated placemat (flat) Works very well in my cold climate. Made such a difference for ferment time of my Kombucha, and even managed a fizzy F1. I have a 4L jar from Karl so I can even fit a couple of my F2 bottles on the end of the mat to give them a headstart before I refrigerate them.
Very happy with the heat mat, however the power connection is quite loose and has to be watched carefully in case it falls out.
Works very well. The temperature increased to around 23/24 degrees.
Great product. Instructions very clear.
it is a pleasant and easy experience dealing with karl............ i'll be back
So glad I purchased the heating pad with my starter kit. Without it, I imagine brewing would be difficult during Tassie's winter. The mat heats quite gently and, at only 7W, won't use too much power. It may take a while to get my 8L container up to brewing temperature, and then I can play with the heat control to keep it steady. I just wish we could lose the EU plug+AU adapter. Although it seems to be OK as it is, even a Chinese plug (upside down AU) could make it more stable in the power point.
Products are of excellent quality, service was prompt and efficient, prices very reasonable.
This is the perfect heating pad for my brew. Love this company for its personal service and great products. Simply everything you need for making your own Kombucha.
The heat mat makes kombucha taste fantastic. It makes it really bubbly.
A must have in colder winter climates like mine!
We have decanted 2 ltrs. 4 times since purchasing the 8 ltr. kit and all is working very well. We add some fresh ginger and lemon juice to the decanted liquid and let rest for 3-4 days, the taste is terrific. We have just received the heating mat so that will make the system easier to use. Thank you for your product and your service. Cheers Geoff & Eva.