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Oven Incubator Kit to Make Probiotic Food on B.E.D.

When I first started The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D), I jumped into making probiotic foods, such as young coconut kefir and cultured veggies. I quickly discovered that they were easy to make, but hard to keep warm during the incubation period. 

Most of the unsalted probiotic food on B.E.D. requires a steady 70-72 degrees F. to incubate. This consistent warmth encourages the friendly flora to work their ‘probiotic’ magic. What happens when your home temperature goes up and down? I have been making these foods since 2010 and find that when the temperature fluctuates too much, the food can spoil; either because it’s too warm and the good flora inside bred too fast or because it’s too cold and the good flora inside do not breed fast enough. 

I live in Vermont and the temperature in my home goes up and down, day and night. I used to culture probiotic food in the bathroom with a space heater and thermometer; and though this worked, it was not an ideal situation because everyone was constantly going in n out and leaving the door open. I tried using a seed mat in my big cooler with the jars of food on top of that; and this worked too, but again I was constantly checking on them and worried they were too cold or too hot.

After losing several batches due to inconsistent temperatures (and feeling like the whole house was becoming one big incubator) I asked my husband, a civil engineer, to design a product that would make making cultured food easier. This Incubator Kit is what he came up with…you simply plug a regular light bulb (source of heat) into the digital temperature control device that can be set at the desired temperature to maintain a consistently warm environment. This puts YOU in charge of controlling the temperature.

These days, I always know that I am going to get a great product. I put my jars in the oven (cooler/cardboard box) with the Incubator Kit and set the gauge to the desired temperature. I no longer worry about my ‘babies’, because I know they will be warm. I liken it to wrapping the jars in a cozy blanket. At last, I am able to walk away and carry on with the rest of my life; I no longer feel the need to check on them at all hours of the day. I can’t tell you what a relief this is. Now, I love to help others have this same peace of mind when making probiotic food ⭐ 

We love your hubby’s invention! Unsalted cultured food is a huge part of being on B.E.D and making them used to drive us nuts. We’d get up in the middle of the night to check on them, lol. Thank you for giving us both peace of mind and sleep. ~ MC, San Luis Obispo, CA

How it Works

The Incubator Kit transforms your oven (or cooler, cardboard box) into an incubator and allows you to select and maintain the temperature at which you want to culture probiotic food.

  1. Place Incubator Kit in insulated space (oven, cooler, box) and plug into electrical outlet.
  2. Put jars of probiotic food into the space.
  3. Set gauge to the desired temperature.
  4. The light bulb/heat source automatically turns on, and stays on, until desired temperature is reached. Once at desired temperature, the light bulb automatically turns off. If the temperature drops below desired temperature, the light will turn back on.

Benefits 

  • Select any temperature between 68°F and 108°F.
  • Displays temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit scale.
  • Automatic safety shut-off, if probe temperature reaches 108˚F.
  • Maximum of 1000 watts of heating devices can be plugged into thermostat.
  • Normal wattage light bulb used. 
  • No more checking on your “babies”, now you know that they will be cozy and warm.
  • Perfect for making unsalted probiotic food (yckmilk kefir) on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D).
  • YOU are in charge of controlling the temperature.

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DISCLAIMER: Happy Bellies is not liable for damage or injuries related to using this device. Use at own risk.

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This is a great tool. I could have used it for so many purposes in the last 40 yrs. ~  JN, Underhill, VT

I’m ready to make cv’s, pleeeeeeeeeeease send me an oven kit! ~ LK, Queensland, Australia

Tara, I LOVE your Incubator Kit! I can go to bed at night and know that my cultured food will be at a constant temperature. I use the oven to incubate and I will say that it is worth giving up the oven for the week to know that my jars will turn out fine. ~ SC, Cleveland, Ohio

Works beautifully, I no longer need to keep the temperature stable with hot pads and water bottles. ~  HG, Quebec, Canada

Super easy to use, my yogurt and kombucha comes out perfect every time! – TG Austin, TX

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