Originally Posted by bohdan987
its too low for a ALE! i think that you need to wait till warmer temps or buy or make a temp control. or you need to find a way to stabilase temp flactuation because 16 degrees is too much of the change and make a lager.
flactuation, isn't that supposed to say flatuation?
OP, don't ferment outside in those temps, or even in your garage. You must find a place to ferment indoors during the winter.
Like someone said before me, find a larger bucket that will hold your fermenting pail, along with some water and an aquirium heater and you are set. You should be able to find those two items for less than $20 all in.