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Blocking light on Carboys

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winenewby

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Do I have to cover my carboys that are in my basement? There is no sunlight but flourescent lights are on periodically.
 

Skyhawk

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Although fluorescent does give off a bit of UV, I wouldn't worry about it too much when it comes to occasional normal room lighting. For long term bulk storage in glass carboys, you might consider covering it with a black/brown garbage bag or something, but personally it's been a non-issue.
 

St Allie

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I picked up 6 x 4 litre carboys in a dark brown " beer ' type glass on our local ebay for next to nothing.. might it be worth having a look on your local auction site? They don't block out all light, however they seem to work ok for bulk aging so far.

Allie
 

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