This is likely a dumb question, but i'll ask anyway. I need to come up with some form of fermentation control for the summer months. I'm not sold on SOF since i don't know how well an ice jug would do and i'm not sure i like the idea of the jug sweating and melting in the high humidity (mold and such).
I was considering investing in a small chest freezer, but the only place i can think of to locate it would be in the utility/water heater closet. It's pretty big (think 7x7), has a door to the garage that seals and is on the central air (which isn't always kept cold, mind you).
My question is, would there be any danger to keeping an electric appliance like a chest freezer in a closet with a gas water heater? We've never had the pilot light go out or anything like that, but would there be any danger if it did and the freezer was in the same room?