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Old 12-20-2012, 03:17 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:20 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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I put a heavy duty (3 or 4mil?) black plastic trash bag over mine.

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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.

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #6
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Covering the FV is mainly to prevent skunking. But it also helps keep temps a bit more stable as well.
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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?

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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.

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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.

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