I have a SS conical, with a glycol chiller coil inside it, and a neoprene wrap with a heating blanket in the cone (the Spike Brewing 10gal setup, but that doesn’t matter for this)
I’ve got a glycol chilling loop for the chilling coil, and I’ve got the heat blanket for some measure of heating. I tested it, at full power the heater can raise the temp of 10 gallons of beer 1.3 degrees over the course of an hour. The outside air temp is about 10 deg colder than the beer, so right now the conical is just outside my door on the un-heated common area, so I’m just using the heater.
I was wondering if i can feed the “room temp” reading into the PID loop, to give it extra information about how much heating it needs, as the temp of the room changes.