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Old 06-24-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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Assuming I will store homebrewed IPA's in a dark basement (no ambient outdoor light at all) is it ok to use clear bottles without risk of skunking?

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Old 06-24-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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yes it's fine to store them like that, it would be better if they were in boxes though, or even drape a dark blanket over them just to be careful
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, you can use clear bottles. Just keep them in the dark.

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Old 06-24-2008, 08:02 PM   #4
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I use the clear and green bottles for my aplfelwein. Brown for beer.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:04 PM   #5
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As long as you keep the light off of them - color does not matter. Brown offers best protection for when there is light. But if you eliminate the light the color is not an issue.

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