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_shane

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I accidentally started in a glass carboy in some ambient/direct light for the first day and a half. Will my ale be skunked or is it gonna be okay now that I have it in the dark?
 

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Direct UV can cause problems during fermentation. Reflected light, maybe not. I have never been in this situation. All as I can say is let the fermentation finish. Keep your fermentation temperature under control. The taste of your first hydrometer sample in 2 to 3 weeks will give you the best idea of how it will finish after bottle conditioning. Post your result.
 

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More than likely it will be skunked due to the direct exposure to uv light, but you also need to remember that direct sunlight will cause a pretty good temp rise which can create some undesirable off flavors in addition to the "skunky" flavor/aroma.
 
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