Originally Posted by Kaiser
I did this with my plale ale a few weeks ago and it didn't skunk. Maybe the winter rays of the winter sun don't have much UV left.
Brown glass prevents it, even clear helps alot, so if you did it inside of a double paned window, in the brown bottle, it ain't gonna happen.
Plus, Miller uses a hop extract that won't skunk, so they get away with clear bottles. I don't know if an extract recipe made with 'hopped extract' is immune to skunking.
Plus, it's not so much the UV that skunks beer- any glass blocks UV. But only brown blocks the blue light. Here's a link to one guys study: http://realbeer.com/spencer/bottle.gif
So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had brewing....you don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?
72 batches so far,
48 wine, mostly Loquat, peach, plum, prickly pear
23 beers and ciders
1 Tequila, from a prickly pear wine experiment that didn't work. I call it "Prickly Heat"