So I started home brewing this winter. I have a cellar-like room, that is 3/4 under ground on the side of my garage that is now dedicated to fermenting/storing beer. In the colder months, I use a baseboard heater to maintain around 65 degrees.
Now that summer is here I am seeing temps in the mid to high 70's, with outside temps in the mid to high 80's.
I can use a water bath to keep my fermentation temp OK. However, I can't cool the room. The higher temp is probably helpful to get the bottles carbed, but I'm concerned I may be doing damage to the beer that is being stored.
The house is small, so I can't really bring it in.
Ultimately I would like to keg, with a kegarator set up, but that will have to wait.
I would appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.