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I brewed yesterday which means my one single fermenting fridge (small) is occupied. I am planning another brewday for tomorrow (Sunday) making a West Coast Lager with 2112. I needed to find a way to ferment it cool (about 58° preferably) and I considered going back to the plastic tub with some water in it. But I've been fermenting in what amounts to a plastic bottling bucket with a spigot and having the spigot submerged was looking dicey. I tested it... placed the bucket into the tub of water and I just put a 10lb CO2 tank in there to keep it down. After about an hour there was some water in the bucket. These buckets never leak beer when they're fermenting in the fridge but I don't want to take the chance of water/starsan solution creeping into the bucket. What other option do I have? A bucket of water just sitting on my basement floor is at about 61° right now. Maybe place the fermenter in the tub and just rotate frozen water bottles in the tub but don't put any water in it? My garage is too cold, my basement is too warm and all my fridges are occupado. Thoughts?