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Post by jrodie » 2 years ago

I have some clear (corona) bottles I was thinking of bottling a hefeweizen in. Is it correct that the negative affect of light on beer comes from the interaction with hop oils? If so, would that mean that a lightly hopped beer like a hef, would be minimally affected by light?

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Post by thughes » 2 years ago

That is true concerning the interaction of UV light with hop components to skunk a beer. To what degree this would happen with a lightly hopped beer is debatable but why take the chance?

http://www.professorbeer.com/articles/skunked_beer.html

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Post by goulaigan » 2 years ago

I think if you take corona as an example, of which I have never tasted one that isn't skunky, and is quite minimally hopped, thats a pretty good indication that any beer containing even a small amount of hops will skunk in a clear bottle. That being said, as long as you keep them out of the light, you will be just fine...


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Post by joshua » 2 years ago

If you have time to review a Basic Brewing Episode from September 14, 2007 - Skunking Beer.

Check http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.php?p ... nking-beer

Enjoy.
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Post by PistolPatch » 2 years ago

Got any highlights Josh? (I'm short on time!)

I'd be surprised though if lightly hopped beers would be any less affected. Most noble hopped lagers/pilsners brewed OS and shipped to Ozland end up skunked regardless of the bottle they are in. I can't remember though having a skunked Corona though unless it was basically left to over-heat.

Hope you have time to educate us time-poor at least a quick summary on this particular podcast Josh.

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Post by joshua » 2 years ago

PP, any Hopped beer that uses Standard Hops can go Skunky.

See a write up at http://www.professorbeer.com/articles/skunked_beer.html

The Big Brewery's use a Hop Extract called 'Tetra' Hops,

see http://yakimachief.com/index.php/produc ... /yc-tetra/

If you can "Get" the Tetra Hops, you will need a calculator...

https://www.hopunion.com/brewing-calculators/

And if you have time to read a 'Brewing Network Forum" see http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/forum/ ... 7&start=10

Note: for Seppo's - check http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/hops ... gQodxCQGYQ "HopShot"
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Post by joshua » 2 years ago

UpDate:

If it is a very sunny day, pour 3 clear glasses of your favorite Beer.
Take Glasses 2 outside in the Sun, place one glass in a dark box or cover it with a light proof Cover, leave the second glass in the Sun, and put the third in a refrigerator.

Wait 20 minutes..........

Bring the cold brew outside, remove the Cover on the Second, and taste test the 3 glasses and see how heat and Light can affect Homebrew beer.

Try this again, with your Favorite Mega-Swile, and see how Iso-Hops work.
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