I am going to start my first homebrew this weekend, I have no problem with the process, I have that down pretty good. The only thing I have a concern about is how to keep my homebrew warm once it's time to start fermenting.
The only place I have to put it is in the pantry in my kitchen, however there is no sort of electricity in there. During the night my house can get down to around 45-50 degrees, depending on how cold it is. I know what the optimum temperature levels are, I am just not sure how to keep it at that level.
I know you can put it in a fridge with an external thermostat, but I don't have one I can use. I have a mini fridge, but I believe it is to small to fit the carboy in.
Anyone have any suggestions?