Originally Posted by JohnSand
There are several guys on the MrBeer Forum that use the ice/cooler method. I haven't tried it.
Small wine fridge off craigslist $50 bucks or less, temp controller $60 bucks or less. For well under 100 dollars you get a solution you don't have to keep monitoring, and replacing ice bottles. You can get one that holds 2 lbks. and you're not chilling it down to low, so you really don't use that much money to keep it running.