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Old 08-30-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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How quickly will light effect beer. I usually keep my fermenter covered and in a dark spot. Except when I am transfering to the secondary. Do I need to build a dark room to transfer my beer...just kidding. Just wondering how quickly light can effect the beer.

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Old 08-30-2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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Unprotected beer is affected within minutes by direct sunlight (and some fluorescent bulbs too I've heard, though none of the ones I have seem to have any effect).

I throw a t-shirt over my better bottles when I'm racking out of them personally. But I'm also 'lucky' in that my apartment kitchen has no window.


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Old 08-30-2007, 04:09 PM   #3
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well I dont get any direct light so if that helps
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You're probably fine then, I wouldn't worry too much. On the other hand if your next batch tastes and smells like skunk you may want to think about a t-shirt or something next time.
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