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Old 04-18-2008, 06:23 PM   #1
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Oh wise beer makers,

I know that you should cover your secondary, but do should you cover your primary?
Just wondering.

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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From light? Definitely, I use the boxes my carboys come in with a hole cut in the top for the airlock to stick through. Light at any time can skunk the hops in our beer.

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:29 PM   #4
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No you can leave it open. It's best to do open fermentation right next to where you mill your grains.

Kidding. It's best to keep all fermentation closed with an airlock or blow-off tube due to contamination risks. (Unless you're making a lambic)

 
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:18 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by menschmaschine
No you can leave it open. It's best to do open fermentation right next to where you mill your grains.

Kidding. It's best to keep all fermentation closed with an airlock or blow-off tube due to contamination risks. (Unless you're making a lambic)
I think he means if it's in a glass carboy...I use a plastic bucket. It doesn't need a shirt...
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:34 PM   #6
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I keep my carboy wrapped in a blanket, it keeps light out and it helps with temp control.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:54 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
I think he means if it's in a glass carboy...I use a plastic bucket. It doesn't need a shirt...
I use plastic buckets too. Does the plastic really block/dampen the UV light? All my primaries are always in my dark cellar so there is no light unless I am in there.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:44 PM   #8
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I don't need no stinkin blankets or boxes..................

I use a temperature controlled freezer. It's the best investment ever and the beer is awesome.


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