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Old 02-26-2009, 02:47 AM   #1
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im going to keg the batch, do you think putting the glass carboy out in the sun for 20minutes before kegging should skunk it to corona and hieniken levels?


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Old 02-26-2009, 02:51 AM   #2
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I doubt 20 minutes would be enough. All though I have no idea what would be over doing it.


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Old 02-26-2009, 03:02 AM   #3
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im going to keg the batch, do you think putting the glass carboy out in the sun for 20minutes before kegging should skunk it to corona and hieniken levels?
I believe that's the time of exposure that BierMuncher used.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:06 AM   #4
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These were right at 20 minutes in the July sun and were perfect.
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I'd recommend a full carboy would need about twice that...especially with us being in the winter season.

The good thing is you can draw a sample after 30-40 minutes and taste test.

Send me some when you're done.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:53 PM   #5
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I accidentally skunked a light lager a while back. It is skunked to about Moosehead levels.

I left the better bottle out on the patio table to settle for about an hour prior to racking. It was an overcast day, but I didn't think about the fact that clouds allow a lot of UV through.

A slice of lemon in the glass makes it drinkable.

I have never heard of anyone intentionally skunking a beer, though.

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Old 02-26-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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...I have never heard of anyone intentionally skunking a beer, though.


Yeah, I get that a lot.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:10 PM   #7
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I can enjoy a nice skunked lager in the appropriate time and place (mostly: when hot and on the beach :-)
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Maybe this in small amounts as an alternative to sunlight?

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