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Old 10-10-2008, 03:02 PM   #21
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I also read that fluorescent light was bad for beer but it didn't say why. Anyone?
Basically, light, from any source, reacts with the bittering agents from the hops and creates other compounds that smell "skunky" to humans.

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"Hops help flavor beer, inhibit bacterial growth and are largely responsible for the stability of the foam in the head," Forbes said. "Hops, however, are light-sensitive, and the three main compounds in them identified as being light-sensitive are called isohumulones. When attacked by either visible or ultraviolet light, these break down to make reactive intermediates known as free radicals that lead to the offensive taste and skunky odor."
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:31 PM   #22
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Why do you need to move it so far in advance? Don't move it until you're ready to rack to your bottling bucket and you won't have to worry about light.

I agree...Though some people figure letting it sit for awhile will let anything kicked up by moving the beer out of the brewcloset settle back down....I don't bother...I move it out then sanitize bottles and boil my priming sugar...I figure that's enough settling time.
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Why do you need to move it so far in advance? Don't move it until you're ready to rack to your bottling bucket and you won't have to worry about light.
Look, I'm an excitable chap in the midst of my first brew. It wasn't so much that I needed to move it but I got to hug the carboy for 30 seconds while I carried it.
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Look, I'm an excitable chap in the midst of my first brew. It wasn't so much that I needed to move it but I got to hug the carboy for 30 seconds while I carried it.
You can hug it in the closet, too. Then hug it again when you move it on bottling day.
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You can hug it in the closet, too. Then hug it again when you move it on bottling day.
It's on my kitchen counter now with a towel 'round it. Maybe I can sneak hug when my wife isn't looking.
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Look, I'm an excitable chap in the midst of my first brew. It wasn't so much that I needed to move it but I got to hug the carboy for 30 seconds while I carried it.
And that my friend, netted you a spot in the memorable quote thread.
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I think the hoppiness is just silly.
Those, good sir, are blasphemous words. There is NEVER too much hoppiness!! Hope your first brew turns out great!!
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Beer primed and bottled on Saturday with the patient assistance of my lovely SWMBO. I had some clear bottles that I used (most were brown, all in boxes in a dark room) just so I could see some of what was going on with batch#1. I've read in some posts about bottle krausens (kreusens?) but after two days I don't see anything. Is this OK? I know, I know. Let the yeasties do their job. RDWHAHB. I think I'm going to call this on "Worrier".

Actually I'm just hoping to get one of those terribly sexist pictures of a young lass (who probably has a great personality and is a fabulous conversationalist) with a gun posted in response.

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