Originally Posted by mookiex2
My garage runs between 0-50 but averages for the most part between 40-50. I was just hoping someone had cold weather experience. Hanging it on a wall in my houseis not an option and we keep our home under the optimum fermentation temperature anyway since we are used to these temps.
Below 59 degrees, the wine yeast will go dormant. some go dormant at a little higher temperature, but you can find a wine yeast (one or two strains) that aren't dormant until about 59 degrees.
Your garage in the winter simply won't work for fermenting, without a heat source. Above 60 degrees would work. If your house is below 60 degrees, that's even cooler than my house!