I know you are all thinking, Just chillax and all will be good. But seeing how this is my first brew and i have no idea what things are supposed to look/smell like i'm paranoid all to heck. I've been hanging my sniffer over the air lock one sniff i tell myself, Smells like beer. Then i'll sniff again and think it smells sorta sour. But still like beer. Is there any sure way to tell if things are Infected. I dont see any mold growth so we're alright there. wish I just had someone elses nasel opinion here.
The brew is approaching its first week in secondary. When i tasted a portion of the brew when racking to secondary it didn't really have an undesireable taste to it, but it was a little harsher then beers i've previously drank. keeping in mind that the sample was from tye bottom of the bucket