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Old 02-07-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
Dec 2007
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Okay so ive made a few batches of beer (delicious), so I figured id try something new and give EdWort's Apfelwein a try. It sounds pretty simple im just wondering if I should/shouldnt bottle in clear bottles. I know theres a chemical in hops that cause beer to skunk, but i have no idea for wine.

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Old 02-07-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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As far as I know, it is only hops that cause the skunking. However, clear bottles or not, i would still keep them out of the sunlight.

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Old 02-07-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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cubbies is right, from my understanding the chemical reaction that causing skunking in beer is entirely related to hops. However sunlight can discolor any wine, to maintain a great look it is still best to keep them in a dark place like most wines.
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