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Old 10-07-2012, 04:08 AM   #1
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This is probably a very newbish question, but would it be better to bottle in dark bottles or does the bottle color make little difference with mead?

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:33 AM   #2
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I like to use darker bottles for all my brews, it helps to shield against light. I've heard that ultraviolet light can produce hydrogen sulfide in wines, I assume this is the case in meads and beers as well. The new Compact Fluorescent bulbs produce a lot more ultraviolet than the old incandescent bulbs, that's why I keep an incandescent above my wine rack in the basement. I also shy away from stores that store their wine out under CF bulbs.

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:53 AM   #3
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Use either of the two. It won't effect the mead unless you leave it out in direct sunlight for a day. Then you might get some off flavors. Beers you want the barker bottles because of the hops.

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Cool, thanks for your replies.

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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Yea, with mead it is less important. When I use lighter bottles, I keep them tucked away regardless though.

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:11 AM   #6
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In the words of Genesis Abacab..........Keep it dark!

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