Originally Posted by Walker
The incandescent bulb won't hurt the beer at all. There is only a miniscule amount of UV light produced and it won't cause any issues.
As for the temp, I think you'll be able to get the temp to 80*F as long as you keep the freezer closed.
I'm pretty paranoid about things that have the potential to spoil my beer. I would hate to spend so much time and care to end up with beer that tastes like Beck's. I know that the incandescent bulb is unlikely to cause issues, but IR With no UV puts my mind at ease.
Agree. With a fairly small area, keeping the door closed, and the exothermic nature of fermentation you could hold 80. A space heater seems like it would be overkill.