Initially I was just going to post pics of the much discussed method that I use for fermenting in northern climes. The water bath aquarium heater techniuque.
However, please feel free to post any cold weather brewing techniques here.
Such as Bradsuls fine post
and any others I may have missed or new ones to add...
Okay. Here 'tis. Naysayers i say thhpppptt! to you. It works GREAT for me and am happy with the results:
Cheap Aquarium heater $10 from the local farm and feed shop
I lowered it with wire so as not to fill the bucket all the way, but it is not necessary.
That is it. The "secret" to my ability to brew when the temp is -10° F outside (as it was last night) or lower. Brew room in the basement gets down to the 40's - 50's in the winter. Great for lagers, not so great for ales, which is pictured here. An APA.
Come on folks, we don't all live in the tropics, eh?