Hi, am a new brewer and live in Sydney / Australia. The temp at this time of the year is low for Ale fermentation, night temp are around 5-6 C and day temperatures are around 17 - 18 C. Best temperature for Ale's are around 18 - 20 C. First i kept it covered with bubble wrap that came as packing, that seemed to work but could not keep the temp from going down. I had a spare queen electric blanket, only 1 side was working so we had retired it, came in pretty handy. Wrapped the fermenter and plugged it to a time controlled switch. Have had consistent temperature of 20 for last 3 days regardless of the outside temp.