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Old 02-28-2006, 05:04 AM   #11
Dec 2005
San Diego
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Since it's actually blue/green visible light that skunks the beer, florescents might be even worse than sun light...
So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?

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Old 02-28-2006, 02:01 PM   #12
Feb 2006
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I bottled in corona bottles for several years before I switched to kegs. they worked just fine and were easier to clean since they had no paper lables on them. Just make sure to keep them in a dark place in a box. I left some out for a while once and they skunked really quick.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:05 AM   #13
Mar 2006
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I use brown bottles for nearly all of my bottling, but I like to use a couple clear bottles (usually newcastle) in each batch, just to monitor the bottle conditioning stage. It works really nicely.

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Old 03-10-2006, 04:43 PM   #14
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All beer here will sit in the cooler at the store for at least a few days under the lights before I can buy it, so by the time I get it, it's skunked.
And you wonder why they were skunked? It's not so much the bottle as it is the time exposed to the light, brown bottles just lengthen that time. Keep your beer in the dark and it wont matter. If ya think about it brown bottles are for the lazy or stupid who cant figure this out.

I too use brown bottles so I'm not saying people who do are lazy or stupid. I also use clear bottles. Hell I use what ever I can get from the beer store for $1.20 a case. No matter what I use I keep all my beer in a case, in the dark cornor of the basement
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:24 PM   #15
Aug 2005
Philadelphia area
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One way to avoid light contamination of commercial beers is to buy by the case rather than by six packs. This way, light is never an issue.

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