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Old 07-20-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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Can a beer ferment and age in a room with ambient sunlight, not direct and be okay?



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Old 07-20-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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Whatever you're fermenting in, cover it with a t-shirt. Then it won't matter.



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Old 07-20-2009, 07:32 PM   #3
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Is it in a carboy or a bucket? In a bucket, it will be fine, in a carboy you are better off covering it with something (t shirt is a good idea).

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Old 07-20-2009, 07:35 PM   #4
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Ambient light is OK....it's not visible light that skunks up beer: it's UV light. Direct sunlight has a lot of UV light....suntan lamps have a lot of UV light. As long as you aren't trying to get an indoor tan, I'm guessing you don't have enough UV light in your house to skunk your beer

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Old 07-20-2009, 07:43 PM   #5
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Like davesrose said, just be careful with those full spectrum lights. We have 3 in our house in various rooms and I have to be mindful about them not shining into the bathroom or closet or wherever I have my primary sitting.



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