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Old 01-30-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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I can't resist taking advantage of the cold temps to crash my beers rather than shift kegs around in my coolers. But I'm a little worried about getting a beer light struck. Long ago I struck a beer in a garage, wrapped in a towel, lagering for a couple weeks. It got the skunk.

How long does it take? Is it pervasive (once struck it keeps getting worse)? Anybody doing this now?

My current situation would be a porch that gets a small amount of direct light in morning and afternoon. Is a towel enough cover?

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Old 01-30-2014, 11:48 PM   #2
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What kind of a container is it in?
I've done this with a carboy by having a cardboard box I cut the bottom out of and a small hole on the top just large enough for the airlock to fit through. If the box was big enough to fit over the whole thing I probably would have just done that.
I wouldn't trust a towel (aluminum foil with maybe).

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Old 01-31-2014, 01:35 AM   #3
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It would be a better bottle. I like your box idea...

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It would be a better bottle. I like your box idea...
Yeah it worked well. It was in my basement/garage where I didn't want to worry about others turning on the lights in my brew area, so I figured the box was good insurance.

If I was putting it outside I'd totally paint "this is not multiple gallons of alcohol" on it
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