Last night was the first time that ive brewed. Everything went as planned and was a success, as for as I know. The only thing that I ran into is keeping the temperature down for the fermenter. I would like to stay away from making my house one expensive refrigerator. Since I live in houston we dont really have a winter (its currently 65 outside right now), so i need a way to keep it cooler. This morning it was reading 70 degrees but I know it will change as the day gets warmer. I put it in the coldest room in the house with an oscillating fan pointing on it full blast. Any ideas? I thought about putting it in a spare tub with cool water (no ice) and also with the fan. Other than that it was a success and I noticed the air lock started to very slightly bubble every 5 sec or so this morning.