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Old 02-24-2012, 04:41 AM   #1
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I just moved to a new home. I had a closet that was perfect for fermenting at my old house, but not here. The laundry room is my best option here, the only thing I'm worried about is when the lights get turned on. They are standard white neon tubes with a plastic cover over them, will this affect my fermenting beer??

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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I'm not sure, but I use cardboard boxes to cover my fermentors when I'm worried about light. The boxes my buckets/better bottles were shipped in work perfectly!
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:18 AM   #3
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I have my fermenting room near the laundry room and have open flourecent light on my carboys and notice no skunky flavors/smells. THough if i plan on being in there for a while ill grab a brewing towel and wrap the carboys just to block the light for the time being.

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:23 AM   #4
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Cardboard boxes or trash bags (the thick, black construction type) are easy to get and work well. Just keep it covered.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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All of my carboys wear old t-shirts!

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Old 02-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by euphist
all of my carboys wear old t-shirts! :d

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Old 02-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #7

I wouldn't worry too hard about it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:45 PM   #8
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Use a towel (or similar thick fabric that does not allow light through) to wrap your carboy. You'll be fine.


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Old 02-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #9
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I think the key is to make sure that daylight is not present in there. Close the door during the day when gone. Lights on for a little while probably won't be a big deal.

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Old 02-24-2012, 02:27 PM   #10
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Sunlight, Sunlight, Sunlight.....Not room light.

You're stressing too hard about nothing.
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