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Old 04-29-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Will Mead get light struck?

Do I have to hide my fermenting mead from light? If there are no hops, it shouldnt get skunky, right?

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Old 04-29-2008, 05:40 PM   #2
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It won't get "Skunky", but it could get Funky.
I have been wanting to try a side by side with one in the dark and the other exposed to see exactly what "Off Tastes" are produced from light.
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You're right, the skunky smell comes from UV rays changing hop oils. Just the same, I would keep it out of direct sunlight anyways. No sense taking chances on something that could be ruined in a year when you try it the first time, eh?
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