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Dark vs. light
« on: December 30, 2015, 12:27:51 PM »
I ferment in a glass and have always been in the habit of covering the carboy to protect it from the light. In the end, does this protection from the sun really matter?


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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 12:51:22 PM »
I have heard that it doesn't matter for dark beers bit I do it anyway just in case. I have old pillow cases with holes for the airlock.
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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 01:17:07 PM »
Yes, it matters, but it matters more the lighter the color.  In order to become light struck (skunky) it needs to be light penetrable, have hops and have a byproduct of fermentation (riboflavin).
I cut a small hole in the bottom of a brown paper shopping bag and cover my carboy with it.  (With the bag, not the hole.) ;)
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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 02:12:35 PM »
I wanted to post a picture of what I do, but when I click attachments below, nothing happens.  How do you post photos on this site?


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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2015, 02:18:23 PM »
I have had a glass of beer get light struck out doors in a matter of minutes in low level sun light. You wouldn't want that to happen to your entire carboy of beer! Definitely best to keep it covered.

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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2015, 02:38:33 PM »
how do you post a photo on this site.........

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 02:46:22 PM »
how do you post a photo on this site.........
You have to either copy a link from a photo storage site such as photo bucket or directly from a phone using tapatalk.
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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 03:10:26 PM »
So you can't just upload a photo from one's computer?

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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2015, 03:22:26 PM »
So you can't just upload a photo from one's computer?
Nope.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 04:32:14 PM »
So you can't just upload a photo from one's computer?
There is a sticky that explains how to do it.

How do I include an image in my post?
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=20

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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2015, 05:02:04 PM »




You're welcome.   8)

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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2015, 05:49:16 PM »
Very nice, chumley!
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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2015, 10:15:44 PM »
Thanks Chumley. These are the photos I wanted to post. Chumley took it from another forum. Anyway this is how I cover my carboy's.

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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2015, 12:50:40 PM »
Thanks Chumley. These are the photos I wanted to post. Chumley took it from another forum. Anyway this is how I cover my carboy's.
I'm not on any forums other than this one so I have always assumed all forums were a PIA to post pictures to. Apparently not.
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Re: Dark vs. light
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2016, 03:12:31 PM »

Thanks Chumley. These are the photos I wanted to post. Chumley took it from another forum. Anyway this is how I cover my carboy's.
I'm not on any forums other than this one so I have always assumed all forums were a PIA to post pictures to. Apparently not.

One of the best things about Tapatalk is how easy it is to post pictures here.