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yewtah-brewha 12-20-2012 02:17 AM

Dark room?
 
If I remember correctly, I remember some people put the primary in a dark closet or cover with a blanket is this really needed? What do you guys do?

My primary is a food grade white 6.5 gallon pale ale bucket.

KayaBrew 12-20-2012 02:20 AM

Keep it dark. Out of direct sunlight and/or florescent light for sure. If you're using carboys, cover them with a dropcloth or something, even in ambient light.

whoaru99 12-20-2012 12:13 PM

I put a heavy duty (3 or 4mil?) black plastic trash bag over mine.

Grannyknot 12-20-2012 12:36 PM

We have a table in a room that gets little use. I throw a tablecloth over it and slide my carboys and fermenters under it.
The table & tablecloth will contain any blown lids or krausen volcanos.

RobM 12-20-2012 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grannyknot (Post 4700971)
We have a table in a room that gets little use. I throw a tablecloth over it and slide my carboys and fermenters under it.
The table & tablecloth will contain any blown lids or krausen volcanos.

thats actually a really good idea, my fermenter is currently wrapped up in a blanket, this is my first brew so i didnt know about the no sunlight, so mine was in a corner of the room before but i dont think i skunked it.

unionrdr 12-20-2012 05:06 PM

Covering the FV is mainly to prevent skunking. But it also helps keep temps a bit more stable as well.

CreamyGoodness 12-20-2012 05:10 PM

If I had SWMBO sew tinfoil into the inside of an old t-shirt, I would get some degree of both light and temperature control... right?

MustBeZ 12-20-2012 05:21 PM

I took the boxes that my carboy and better bottles came in, cut the flaps off then cut a square hole big enough to fit the airlock in the bottom of the box. I'll flip it upside down and toss it over the fermentor. The basement I ferment in I'd already very dark and we don't go down there to often, seems to work pretty well for me.

F250 12-20-2012 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yewtah-brewha (Post 4700189)
If I remember correctly, I remember some people put the primary in a dark closet or cover with a blanket is this really needed? What do you guys do?

My primary is a food grade white 6.5 gallon pale ale bucket.

With a bucket you should be fine. Just keep your temps inline. :mug:

Rick

unionrdr 12-20-2012 05:48 PM

I have the BB ale pail too,& I cover it anyway. Some light gets through it being white.


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