Ambient Light - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Ambient Light

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-20-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
kejsport
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Chicago
Posts: 30


Can a beer ferment and age in a room with ambient sunlight, not direct and be okay?
__________________
"Beer, the cause and solution to all of the world's problems."
-Homer Simpson

Primary: Simple IPA (Immaculate IPA)
Secondary: none :(
Bottled: Dark Malt & Honey Kissed Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
JacobInIndy
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Fishers, Indiana
Posts: 156

Whatever you're fermenting in, cover it with a t-shirt. Then it won't matter.
__________________
Primary 1: Guardrail Pale Ale
Primary 2: Lake Vacation Wit
Primary 3: Air
Secondary:All my secondaries are currently primaries
Bottled/Conditioning: Riesling
Keg 1: Old Yeast
Keg 2: Old Yeast
Bottled & Drinking: Commercial Stuff
On Deck: Nada

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 07:32 PM   #3
Parker36
 
Parker36's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Lesotho
Posts: 4,742
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts


Is it in a carboy or a bucket? In a bucket, it will be fine, in a carboy you are better off covering it with something (t shirt is a good idea).

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 07:35 PM   #4
davesrose
 
davesrose's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Atlanta, GA
Posts: 967
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts


Ambient light is OK....it's not visible light that skunks up beer: it's UV light. Direct sunlight has a lot of UV light....suntan lamps have a lot of UV light. As long as you aren't trying to get an indoor tan, I'm guessing you don't have enough UV light in your house to skunk your beer
__________________
On Tap: Barleywine, Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout (big big beer)
Conditioning:Baltic Porter
Fermenting: Double Simcoe IPA
On the Bench: Racer 5 IPA


"One of the first things early caveman did, when he crawled out of the mudd, was to make beer. And cavemen everywhere are still making beer...and drinking beer." - Jean Sheperd

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 07:43 PM   #5
SmugMug
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Alabama
Posts: 654
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Like davesrose said, just be careful with those full spectrum lights. We have 3 in our house in various rooms and I have to be mindful about them not shining into the bathroom or closet or wherever I have my primary sitting.
__________________
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Poor planning on your part doesn't necessitate an emergency on mine.

Beer: Is there anything it can't do?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
keezer ambient temperature williec30 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 0 02-01-2009 12:03 AM
Ambient air temperature -27 right now. Yooper General Chit Chat 23 01-29-2009 08:39 PM
DME: Light/Extra Light/Golden Light? And LME question nostalgia Recipes/Ingredients 7 06-02-2008 04:39 PM
Your Hometown Ambient Yeast!? Boerderij_Kabouter General Techniques 4 01-18-2008 09:31 PM
Primary ambient temperature? bpcsatx Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 05-02-2007 09:57 PM


Forum Jump