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Old 08-18-2009, 09:06 PM   #11
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Hope so. Broke my hydrometer the night I brewed and just haven't gotten to get a new one.

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Old 08-19-2009, 12:54 AM   #12
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Here it is


and wow, does it smell vinegary....

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Old 08-19-2009, 09:18 PM   #13
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I would try later on in the fall once the temps drop a bit. From what I've heard the warmer months have more acetobacter present, probably why it smells vinegary. I think the cooler months; late Oct, Nov till spring are better.

Sounds like you made some interesting salad dressing though.

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Old 08-19-2009, 09:23 PM   #14
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They say that spontaneous ferments have the flavor of the area where they were done.

Are you sure you want to drink something that tastes like New Jersey?

I kid! I kid!
Meh.

How else do you think they created a Long Island.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:53 PM   #15
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Well after some thought and some sampling I'm dumping this. It's vinegar, and it horrible. I'll keep trying and report back in the future.

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Old 08-20-2009, 06:48 PM   #16
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Too soon. Don't dump.

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Old 08-20-2009, 06:57 PM   #17
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I need the carboy for a quick time dependent brew. I do have 2 1 gallon pet bottles.....I could always transfer and save some of it....

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Old 08-20-2009, 07:54 PM   #18
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No where near enough time to know if this is bad or not. You need to let it sit at least 9 months minimum

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I once had a case of horrible BO at Laguardia but, I think that was from a long flight and no shower.

+1 you're gonna need to let this one sit for a long while before you can pass judgement.

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Old 08-21-2009, 01:20 AM   #20
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Alright, all this pressure.
I'll save what I can but I need the carboy so I'll have to transfer it to my 1gal pet jugs.

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