FTSs Heating Upgrade Kit - Chronical Fermenters & Unitanks

FTSs Heating Upgrade Kit - Chronical Fermenters & Unitanks

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This kit is for existing owners of the FTSs system that want a two stage switchable controller and a custom heater pad for their fermenter.
  • Digital temp controller (displays both C/F)
  • 110-240V (global use) 8A power supply
  • Use your original / existing components such as FTSs chiller coil, neoprene jacket, FTSs lid, etc.
  • Compatible with Standard Chronicals, BME Chronicals, and Unitanks
Kit includes:
  • 1 - heater pad Chronical,
  • 1 - power supply, and
  • 1 - switchable FTSs2 digital controller (handles both heating and chilling duties!)


Item # FE811H
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Weight 5 LBS
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Previous FTSs kit did not include the heater.
Joseph S on Dec 23, 2020
to keep beer warm
brian h on Feb 12, 2019
Previous FTSs kit did not include the heater.
Joseph S on Dec 23, 2020
Adding heat control to fermentor.
Eric B on May 24, 2020
to keep beer warm
brian h on Feb 12, 2019
Adding heat control to fermentor.
Eric B on May 24, 2020
Could I purchase this heater pad and plug it into my Inkbird controller? It says "power supply for global use".
Walt Shaw on Feb 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this heater pad will work with the Inkbird controllers, however, we do not sell the heater pad independently from the FTSs kits.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Works well but know the limitations
I live in Fairbanks, AK where temp control tends to be more heating-centric than cooling-centric.
Unsatisfied with the lower priced plug and play options on the market that would fit my 7 gal Chronicals, I reluctantly decided to spend the money on this heating upgrade.
I'll start by saying that overall I've been very satisfied with my purchase. The FTSs controller is really sharp and doesn't lack in functionality. Once assembled, this kit performs exactly as advertised, reliably maintaining ferm temp to within .5 degrees of my settings (per my preference. This precision can and probably should be adjusted to reduce pump motor wear if using the cooling package.)
My dissatisfaction arises from the lack of versatility in customizing this system. Admittedly, this is a retrofit kit, intended for use by someone who already has the FTSs cooling package. Unlike that system, which can be retrofitted to include heat, it doesn't work the other way around, so I'm stuck trying to patch something together if I ever should decide that I want to add that functionality in the future. Neither the neoprene jacket nor the pump which comes with the cooling system is available by itself from SS Brewtech as of this writing, leaving the purchaser of this kit to improvise some other way of insulating their fermenter (in my case, a blanket). It also necessitates the use of tape or silicone to adhere the heater pad securely to the conical. The included hook and loop fastener is more of a suggestion than a real solution. A suitable circulation pump with the same power input specs as SS Brewtech's FTSs pump would have to be sourced separately as well if cooling were to be added.
Because this system fits my needs as advertised it gets five stars, but prospective purchasers should appreciate the limitations of this kit as it's offered.
January 23, 2018
over 3 years ago