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Old 10-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone use anything to cover your carboys during fermentation

I've gotten into the habit of covering my carboys with t-shirts to cover light from getting to my brew since I don't have the luck of having a cellar or an empty closet that i can use for my brews.. Was wondering if others do the same and what they use and for how long?


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I even cover my wines when there exposed to light in the Carboy. Beers I usually have them in my fermenting fridge with a temp controller so they get no light


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Old 10-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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Best place I have to store mine is on carpet, so I put a towel town and then cover the carboy with the excess towel.
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I cut a hole in the bottom of the box that the carboy came in and just invert it over top when it is fermenting (wine or beer.) For the other carboy (no box) I wrap it with an oversized towel - big enough to wrap it and block all light.
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Black garbage bag draped over the fermenter, with a hole cut in the bottom for the airlock to poke through.
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I cut a hole in the bottom of the box that the carboy came in and just invert it over top when it is fermenting.
this. or they are in my ferm freezer
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WHEN I was using carboys I would hide them from the light. Now that I ferment in adapted sanke kegs I have no need to do anything like that. Try to see light through solid stainless steel.

BTW, since I ferment in the basement, I guess my fermenters are covered by the house.
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+1 to t-shirts! I lost a little weight and had a bunch of old t-shirts that I couldn't bring myself to throw out on account of their awesomeness (atari, zelda, etc), now they are carboy covers!
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I use an ale pail & a cooper's micro brew fermenters that I cover with dark tee shirts,an old CPO,or a velvet smoking jacket the bloody dog chewed on. Depends on the time of year.


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