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  1. Dec 18, 2017 #21

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    I must invent a beer glass like the takeaway coffee cups to stop beer getting skunked in a beer garden. Do you reckon any of the Dragons would invest?
     
  2. Dec 18, 2017 #22

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    Drink halves in summer. It could be an urban myth but I've heard skunking is why stubbies are popular in Australia.


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  3. Dec 18, 2017 #23

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    None of these links are from scientific sources, they are just ramblings from sensationalist journalists. Scroll to the bottom of the popsci.com link, to where they proclaim that "Yes, monkeys are having sex with deer. Why would they do that?" then watch the video of a couple of monkeys wiping their arses on deer. No science there then, just itchy arsed monkeys.
    You may be good at googling, but there's no scientific basis of any of your copy and paste "scientific" articles.
     
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    The article clearly states that the monkeys (and, more surprisingly, the deer) get sexual pleasure from the monkeys rubbing their buttocks on the deer. But this might be off topic.


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    Ffs I've had nothing but grief for posting scientific resources. [emoji23]

    Yes, admittedly they were a quick Google, prior to going to play football. Sorry. Feel free to ignore, or do deeper research. Although you didn't ask for scientific articles, just who are they? that are saying light strike happens quite quickly.


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    Bang on, totally agree. I think I said pretty much the same, earlier.


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  7. Dec 18, 2017 #27

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    Stumpies are popular in Australia because beer is $12 a pint:-o
     
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    I always thought that was so the got finished before they got to warm
     
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    If you want a properly scientific look at how beer becomes lightstruck try here, and the article does say it can happen very quickly:
    And I am certain I've experienced this drinking a commercial lager in the sun.
     
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    Hi!
    Any scientific advice about types of UV light that causes beer to become lightstruck?
    If you are indoors the glass in the windows absorbs UV(B) but not UV(A).
    Will keeping beer indoors leave it open to "skunking"?
     
  11. Dec 19, 2017 #31

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    UV(B) causes it when it breaks down isomerised alpha acids, but unfortunately keeping it indoors won't prevent it because low wavelength visible light can also cause it through a slightly different mechanism.
     
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    I agree, and not just lagers either. I love a bitter beer and I'm certain that the last part of the glass is noticeably less bitter and doesn't have the flavour of when it's fresh out of the pump and I'm sure it's not just the sun warming it up.
     
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    Hi!
    So keeping beer in the dark, so to speak, is best for it? I assume a dim light won't be too bad.
     
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    longer wavelength visible light?
     
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    Yep, less light the better really. Even the reduced hop extract that Miller uses is degraded by light, the difference is though that it doesn't form the skunk compound afterwards.
     
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    Low wavelength visible light is science speak for blue light :D
     
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    Good, now I can explain the missus why I prefer to drink in the dark.
    Sunlight==bad. Dark==good.
     
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