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rohan 09-20-2005 06:12 AM

the beer and the light...
 
hi guys.

is it a good idea to keep your fermenter out of the sunlight??
no direct sunlight, it is just coming through a window in the garage. but can it affect the beer??

thanks... rohan.

JacktheKnife 09-20-2005 07:01 AM

sunlight...
 
Howdy,

Keep your ferminting wort in as dark of a place as you can find.

I use my brewery, {it used to be a kitchen closet.}
The door shuts, and there is two other doors which shut,
shutting off the hall that the pantry is in.
and it is about as dark of a place as there is.

Yeah, the yeast don't like light.


Later man

Knife

rohan 09-20-2005 07:06 AM

ok thanks knife..

i put a heavy sheet around it so hope it will be ok, thanks for your help. i will make up a cabnet for it...

thanks again

Eskram 09-20-2005 12:38 PM

I have mine in a spare bedroom, with a heavy blanket covering the window. Besides cutting light out, it seems to keep the room about 10 degrees cooler than the other rooms. I also keep the carboys in plastic tubs with the lids on.

kneemoe 09-20-2005 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rohan
ok thanks knife..

i put a heavy sheet around it so hope it will be ok, thanks for your help. i will make up a cabnet for it...

thanks again

you should be fine then... i often get lazy and just leave it in the living room with a blanket/comforter wrapped around it to keep the light away without any off (skunky/light struck) flavors

2nd Street Brewery 09-20-2005 01:17 PM

Since my last few brews have all been lagered, I keep the carboys in the fridge.

Can't stop wondering though? Does the light in the fridge really go out when I close the door? :confused: -as he tries to peak into the door to see if it is out- :confused: :confused:

bikebryan 09-20-2005 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2nd Street Brewery
Since my last few brews have all been lagered, I keep the carboys in the fridge.

Can't stop wondering though? Does the light in the fridge really go out when I close the door? :confused: -as he tries to peak into the door to see if it is out- :confused: :confused:

Even if the fridge light syated on, you would be OK. It's sunlight, and flourescents, that skunk beer, not incandesents which is what refrigerators have.

2nd Street Brewery 09-20-2005 02:37 PM

Maybe should have added a ;) on my last post. Was meant as a joke. Sort of like "if a tree falls in the forest and there's noone there to hear does it make a sound?" type question. :D

Walker 09-20-2005 02:46 PM

that will teach you to try and wax philosophical around here.

Cheesefood 09-20-2005 04:28 PM

Are the yeast dead or alive when they're in the carboy?

It's quantum theory of superposition. Schroedinger's Yeast, if you will.


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