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Old 01-10-2008, 01:47 AM   #1
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i'm wondering if its a good idea to protect your starters from light like you would a carboy of fermenting beer or is the volume just too small to make an significant skunky flavor change on the beer when you pour it in?
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:49 AM   #2
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I would protect it from light, but skunky flavor actually comes from UV rays interacting with the hop oils.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:03 AM   #3
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thanks....i do have a single hop pellet in there as well to help protect from contamination......
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:43 AM   #4
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if you sanitize properly, contamination shouldn't be a concern.
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