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Old 11-04-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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How dark does the room need to be for the primary?
We've got a nice big laundry sink to contain possible carboy blow outs, but the room has a window w/blinds that lets a small amount of sunlight in during morning hours.
I'd like to leave the carboy in the sink for the first few days, then move into dark closet when the fermentation slows.

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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The room can have all the light you want, it is just a good idea to shield the carboy from natural light. That can be done by wrapping it with a towel, or putting a old t-shirt over it etc....

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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just drap a towel over the carboy

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:17 PM   #4
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put the carboy in its original box and close the lid. run the blowoff tube out the box and into the sink.

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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I use T shirts and either safety pin the slack around the neck, or just fold it all in.

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Old 11-04-2009, 05:31 PM   #6
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Surely you have a Black Concert T to throw over that thing!

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