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Old 09-12-2008, 07:21 AM   #1
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Default Will a black trash bag work for blocking light

I have fluorescent lights in my room, but have been using a black trash bag to cover the secondary fermenter is this sufficient? Also I was an idiot and forgot to block the light for about 6 hours the first day, although my room gets little sunlight and the fluorescent lights were off the entire time I believe. What are my odds of my beer being skunked?

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Old 09-12-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:01 AM   #3
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The only real way to know would be to put your head inside one and look around!

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Old 09-12-2008, 12:04 PM   #4
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just use an old dark tshirt or something.

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I use a black trash bag like you. One other thing the trash bag helps with is if you have blowing krauzen. I've had some brews blow through the water trap but luckily, the trash bag caught all the mess. Hate to think of the mess I would have had if it would have drained right on the carpet.

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I thought trash bags were designed to allow uv light to break down the bag and its contents?

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Over an extremely long period.

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