that and the beer I drink while brewing doesn't get warm either:)I love the efficiency I get chilling in the winter, 6 gallons from boiling to 58 in 12 minutes!
I brew outside, hook up the hoses when ready and let the runoff out into the lawn area to avoid the driveway, the small kids in the hood then go sledding:)
Yeah, if there's any benefit to ass-freezing cold temps it would be the low ground water temps. I chilled a Scottish 60/ the other day in about that time frame.
+2. Good call.
Fast chilling wort, beer staying chilled, and the avoidance of swamp ass are all benefits of brewing in the winter. One thing I don't like is clean up since I have a portable sink and use my chiller run off as my wash water. Rubber gloves only insulate so long.