@crashtestboy is on the money. One thing makes great beer. Fermentation. It requires good temperature control. When you get temp control you know your beer will ferment completely and you won't get chemicals like acetaldehyde forming which makes the beer taste like green apple. 12 degrees is way too low for an ale yeast and most kits have ale yeast, even the ones they call lager. The amazing thing about kits is they tell you to ferment at 26 degrees, which in all except a Belgian style is way too hot and even for the Belgian you ramp up from 19 over several days. That's so your bottles don't explode, never mind beer done at this temp tastes like shit.temp
LEX ; on average 12 deg where it is and its lowest it got was 10 deg
I dont think thats going to cut it mate,
you'll need to spend the couple of bucks on the heater,
there cheap and use fark all power.
well worth it!!
How did the hops go?
I'm having a glass of Flanders Red that I made in September. Really good sour. Cherry, wine, sherry with a nice sour cleanse on the pallette