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Old 01-08-2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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Question. I've got a plastic bucket fermenter, away from the windows of course. The question is: should I turn a box or something upside down on it to protect it from light?

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Old 01-08-2008, 12:57 AM   #2
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I keep mine is a closet so I'm not 100% sure, but I think the buckets are opaque enough that they really don't let any light in. If you want to be really safe you could throw a garbage bag over it.

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Old 01-08-2008, 01:09 AM   #3
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I put a black t-shirt over my fermenters. I use carboys so I don't want to take a chance. I don't know if light will penetrate a bucket but it sure can't hurt to cover it.

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I've not noticed any problems from a white plastic bucket sitting in my basement w/ windows and often fluorescent lights. I do however cover carboys w/ the super high-tech upside down box technique

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Old 01-08-2008, 03:14 AM   #5
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I use black garbage bags draped over my carboys or buckets. I put a hole in the bottom of the bag for the airlock to fit through, so I can watch it.

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I don't think it's the light that is bad, per se. It's the UV part of it. I would expect that very little UV would penetrate through that bucket.

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How about that Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastic to use on a bucket? Just don't get any inside it.

I don't imagine anyone would want to make a class carboy to where they couldn't ever see into it though.

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How about that Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastic to use on a bucket? Just don't get any inside it.

I don't imagine anyone would want to make a class carboy to where they couldn't ever see into it though.
Whats wrong with my upside down box method?
Oh, I see, overly complicated? LOL
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We never cover our buckets and we've never run into any problems. The carboy's alway's get covered.

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