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Old 01-04-2011, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default Can Cider Skunk like Beer (UV Light)?

I have a 5g batch of Apfelwein that has been sitting in my basement for almost 6 months now in a glass carboy with no protection from incoming sunlight. It's not your typical basement scenario and I know there has been direct (well, through single-pane, untreated glass) sunlight on the carboy.

In this situation, will cider skunk like beer does or will the absence of hops allow me to relax?

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Old 01-04-2011, 03:43 AM   #2
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cider doesn't skunk like beer because there aren't any hop oils to react to sunlight, but it can get "light struck". Just cover it up with a blanket or towel, and it'll be fine.

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well, it's been exposed for about 2 months now. Think it's alright? I haven't used my personal sensory devices yet... guess I could always try that, huh?

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Can we get an update on this? I've had a batch of apfelwein and another of mead in glass carboys for about a month now. They don't get direct sunlight, but there is only a sheet over the window in this unused bedroom. Should we be concerned?

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