I'm just getting started on this with a Mr. Beer kit my wife gave me for Christmas. ( I see many of you have no respect for Mr. Beer, but hey, a guy has to start somewhere!) Anyway, living near Rochester, NY means cold weather for the next few months and I'm not content to wait until the weather warms up to get a good temp for the yeast that comes with the kits. I have a cube fridge and I'm wondering if anyone has ever used the thermostats available to override the fridge thermostat. It seems with this, I could set the temp inside the fridge to 72 degrees for fermentation and any wide range of temps for conditioning. The catch is that the thermostat costs $80 - $130 (from what I've found). I don't mind doing this if I know it will work well. Does anyone have any tips about this subject?