Originally Posted by maida7
I get great ale fermentation temps in the house
I hear ya...wish I could say the same thing for my house the warm months of the year. Here in the "sweltering" south, it can get in the 73+ range pretty easily inside and SWMBO is one of those people who like it warm inside anyways. In the dead of summer, the A/C might be on 22 of every 24 hours. Good for her, bad for my brewing. So after April, it's in the refrigerator they go.
Some of my buddies do primaries in their chest freezers with no problems in glass carboys using Burton Unions (blowoffs.) IIRC, they cut the top of a one gallon milk jug out just big enough for the tube to go through and also breath, and cover the bottom of the tube with a mix of Starsan and water.