I have been working on perfecting my techniques as much as I can and the most difficult one for me seems to be controlling my fermentation temps. Unfortunately, this is one of the most critical techniques to master in order to make great beer so I am looking for some advice. Right now, I am trying evaporative cooling in this hot summer but I still am having trouble getting the temp down to anywhere under 70 degrees and keep it there. Part of the problem is I am not around enough to be able to tend to the fermenter as the cloth that is wrapping it cools.
I am wondering if there is anyone that can give me some good advice on any techniques that have worked well for you.
Also, I have looked at trying to find some kind of refrigerator that would be big enough to fit my carboy into that may not be too expensive. Any thoughts on good deals here?
All help is much appreciated. Thanks guys!