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Old 07-03-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default brewing a lager, wow that can burn your nostrils

i'm brewing a german pils. its sitting in my temp controlled freezer at 50F.
open up that lid, stick your head in, take a whiff.... wow what's that i smell pure alcohol?
damn! pungent!

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Old 07-03-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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No, carbonic acid more likely. Concentrated CO2 does that.

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Old 07-03-2010, 08:29 PM   #3
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The free highs of homebrewing?


I invited my roommate/fellow brewer to take the first whiff from our Belgian IPA when racking to secondary. He expelled all the air from his lungs, and before I could stop him/realized what he was doing, he stuck his face right above the liquid and breathed in as heavily as he could. Almost put the poor guy out.

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The "bite" is from the CO2, the smell likely from sulpher compounds which lager yeast release a lot of early in fermentation.

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