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Old 11-15-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Fermentation gasses..possible fix..

I have read a few threads here about how people deal with the odors put off by the fermentation. I read about some just dealing with it (my first choice), and some using a sort of activated charcoal filter over top to catch the odors.

Well since I just got out of the military a year ago I went rooting through my stuff and found a gas mask filter. The opening for filter where it threads into the mask is about the same diameter as my vapor lock. I just wrapped a piece of blue painters tape (due to low stick adhesive) and will see how well it filters out the smell.

These could be a cheap way to keep the significant other at bay. Mine started complaining two days into fermentation. They can probably be had for $10 +- at local army surplus stores. The military was going to a new mask when I left last year so these filters will be all over the place.

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Old 11-15-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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Let us know how it survives the first blowout.

Excellent idea, though.

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I've got a couple that are out of date, I'm definitely going to try it!

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Old 11-15-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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Alright it's been a few hours and bubbling along just fine. However no odor. I got the nose of approval from the wife.

I deem the gas mask canister method to reduce odors a success.

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Do you use yeast nutrient?

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Old 11-16-2009, 11:37 AM   #6
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I didn't even know what it was until logging on here a day or two after I got everything going. Next time I'll use some and see if it helps out like it seems it will.

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I noticed at the LHBS that they carried airlocks with activated charcoal in them. I didn't look at the price because I have not had any problems yet, but I made a mental note because the SWMBO has a sensative nose.

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you can buy activated charcoal for very little on ebay. In college (before I got a fridge with filter built in) I used to refill my brita filters by myself....saved a TON of money.

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I had great luck just setting one of my little charcoal/spongy things from my fish tank filter (new of course!) over the top and it really took all the odor from the rhino farts!
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I have much worse smelling gasses that my wife has to deal with on a regular basis where she either doesn't mind the rhino farts, or cant smell them. haha


Actually, I haven't had a rhino batch yet *knocks on wood*

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