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Old 10-27-2005, 09:22 PM   #11
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That is because bottled spring water is, in addition to trying to kill any nasties, is trying to ensure that any dirt and the like doesn't get in there.

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Old 10-27-2005, 09:24 PM   #12
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filtration is for the dirt...UV and ozone are for sterilization.

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Old 10-27-2005, 09:51 PM   #13
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"Skunky or cat-musk aromas

in beer are caused by photochemical reactions of the isomerized hop compounds. The wavelengths of light that cause the skunky smell are the blue wavelengths and the ultraviolet. Brown glass bottles effectively screen out these wavelengths, but green bottles do not. Skunkiness will result in beers if the beer is left in direct sunlight or stored under fluorescent lights as in supermarkets. In beers which use pre-isomerized hop extract and very little flavoring hop additions, the beer will be fairly immune to damage from ultraviolet light."

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Old 10-27-2005, 11:02 PM   #14
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Yeah yeah, I get that... what I mean is skunky smells? Beer smells bad?
Would you want to drink something that reminds you of skunk juice? Yes, beer CAN smell bad, hence the term "skunky" beer. It occurs when beer is exposed to UV sources, such as the sun and, believe it or not, flourescent lights. Regular incandescent lights don't cause this reaction.

There's a reason why so many breweries bottle in the dark brown, UV filtering bottles, after all.
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:22 AM   #15
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Okay I'm giving up on the UV anyone every use one of these?

Bottle Sanitizer and Bottle Tree

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Old 10-28-2005, 07:15 PM   #16
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No but if I had somewhere to store one it would be a good idea! I cram washed out bottles wherever i can get space.

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Old 10-28-2005, 07:41 PM   #17
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I have a bottle tree, but not the sanitizer gizmo attached to the top. I just use my tree to hold empty bottles while I am filling them.

(you realize the tree part is just a rack for bottles, right? You have to wash each bottle one-at-a-time with the sanitizer thing on top.)

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Old 10-28-2005, 07:49 PM   #18
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And the sanitizer thing looks a little puny. Looks like it would break easily. Not a patch on a kitchen sink!!!

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Old 10-29-2005, 01:56 AM   #19
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Yes I know it's just a tree just wanted to know if anyone had experience with the sanitizer gizmo is all.

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Old 10-30-2005, 03:07 AM   #20
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I have that same bottle tree and the sanitizer gizmo on top and have probably sanitized 2000 bottles. So far so good. It beats filling the sink to sanitize.

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