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Old 01-30-2013, 05:33 AM   #21
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Sadly, no. Its a white painted top stove.

I have access to a burner that uses a propane tank that I may use next time... would get it hotter faster... I don't know, I'll do more research.

Thadius, yeah man! Its tucked away in a closet in a part of the house we never use. I was only open for pictures, and now it is in pure darkness for 3 weeks.

I only open it when I'm changing out those frozen 2-liter bottles, and I only do that before the sun comes up, or after it sets, and I use an LED flash light.
I don't think you have to be quite that worried about sunlight.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:40 AM   #22
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Sadly, no. Its a white painted top stove.

I have access to a burner that uses a propane tank that I may use next time... would get it hotter faster... I don't know, I'll do more research.

Thadius, yeah man! Its tucked away in a closet in a part of the house we never use. I was only open for pictures, and now it is in pure darkness for 3 weeks.

I only open it when I'm changing out those frozen 2-liter bottles, and I only do that before the sun comes up, or after it sets, and I use an LED flash light.
Your attention to detail seems great! I wouldn't be overly concerned about the light. As long as you don't let it sit in sunlight for days, it will be fine. A propane burner would be a great option. You can do full boils that way (If not next time, sometime in the future) and that will have a positive effect on your brew. You seem well on your way towards the obsession.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:40 PM   #23
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I didn't think sunlight was that big of a deal either. Just wanted to be sure, so if I have any issues I could rule it out as a cause

Thanks guys for the advice and support!

I'd love to do full boils. I'd have to find a wort chiller and a 7.5 gal brew pot.

I have a half barrel keg (15.5 gal) that I was considering cutting up to use as a brew pot.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #24
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You're going to cover that thing to block out incoming light, right?
How much "incoming light" is a problem?

I keep my fermenters out in the open in my basement, so they're exposed to the lighting (a mix of incadescent and flourescent), although they're on the side of the house which never gets sunlight through the window.

The lights are only on while I'm down there working on beer (maybe a few hours per week). I was under the impression I only had to worry about strong, direct sunlight. Am I mistaken?

 
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there have been some interesting experiments done on light exposure here on HBT. In clear glass direct sunlight can cause hop skunking in 15 minutes! Clearly indirect sunlight and fluorescent light will take longer.

I keep my fermenters in a closet....and my carboys are covered by old towels to reduce the exposure when the closet is open.

 
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