Originally Posted by donshizzles
If I'm doing the primary in an ale pail whats the best way to keep the temp at a steady 70 degrees?
I put my plastic bucket fermenter outside in an old, cleaned out trashcan. Then I add water to the trashcan till it comes almost up to the level of the wort inside the bucket. Finally, I suspend an old aquarium heater into the water bath and set it for 70F. I checked it after work and every morning and it never deviated from 70 in spite of overnight air temperatures in the 40s.