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Old 12-05-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Flashlight to fermenting wort?

Is it bad to look at the wort with a flashlight while it's doing its thing?



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Old 12-05-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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Should be fine.



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Old 12-05-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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I do this regularly. No problems. Exposing the wort to a small light source for a few seconds shouldn't do anything.

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Old 12-05-2010, 10:20 PM   #4
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I was thinking about this the other day. I've got a hella brigh LED flashlight ...

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:40 PM   #5
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I've done that to every batch I have ever brewed....just can't help it. I'm like a moth flying around a light when I have a beer in primary

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:44 PM   #6
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It takes pretty long to make beer skunky. Hours in flourescent light according to Papazian and my experience. Relax.

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:51 PM   #7
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isn't it the UV spectrum that oxidizes beer? a flashlight has VERY LITTLE UV, if any.

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:51 PM   #8
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:22 AM   #9
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I was expecting you to say "I was checking my wort and dropped my light. Ker-plunk!!"

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:31 AM   #10
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isn't it the UV spectrum that oxidizes beer? a flashlight has VERY LITTLE UV, if any.
I was listening to the basic brewing podcast on the subject recently, and according to the chemist they had on there the shorter half of the vis spectrum, < 500 nm or so, can cause these reactions as well.


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