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Old 03-26-2010, 02:01 AM   #1
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quick question, will the lightbulbs from my normal room light skunk my fermenter?
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:08 AM   #2
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AFAIK only sunlight can skunk beer.

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Old 03-26-2010, 02:15 AM   #3
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awesome thanks

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The skunked Newcastle I've gotten suggests that fluorescent lights can do it as well.

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keep UV light away from your beer.

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well this is a stupid question but do light bulbs put off uv light

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if you are at all worried about UV just toss a blanket over your carboy, then RDWHAHB

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well this is a stupid question but do light bulbs put off uv light
not unless you get the ones that make white look like it's glowing

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oh by the way, I use a 125w heat lamp in my fermentation chamber for this winter and have done one of my best beers with that light

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Incandescent light bulbs do not produce UV, however, fluorescent do. No where near as much as the sun do though. A quick wikipedia search shows that 8 hours of exposure to fluorescent light is equivalent to 1 minute of sun exposure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluores..._safety_issues

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