I was racking my Barleywine to the secondary last night. I let it sit longer than anything Ive ever made before and was both anxious to see what it tasted like and worried because it sat so long.
So, I made the transfer without an issue and brought the primary and autosiphon into the utility room to clean it. I took a little taste of the beer in the tubing and it was pretty tasty.
but something was strange it smelled like CRAP! Not just bad like actual human excrement!! I was starting to get very worried that Id have to dump the batch because a smell like that just CANT be good. Its was absolutely overpowering!
After sticking my nose in the carboy and not quite getting the same stench, I finally figured it out. The smell wasnt coming from my beer, it was coming from the RANK diaper of my (almost) 2 yr old.
Man, that kid can clear a room!