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UnionMan 10-01-2012 11:55 PM

Help! I have the farts!
 
I have a batch of carmel Apple cider fermenting. Came home today to the foul smell of rhino farts. The LHBS was closed today so I couldn't pick up any yeast nutrient. I won't be able to get any until Wednesday. Will the cider be ok till then or am I screwed?

Apple_Jacker 10-02-2012 01:11 AM

Your cider is fine, but I'd be more concerned about your nostrils! Bad smells will go away on their own. I've also heard you can use brewer's yeast, or nutritional yeast as a substitute for yeast nutrient. Can anyone else verify that?

Leadgolem 10-02-2012 02:40 AM

Yeast are pretty cannibalistic. If you've got dead yeast of any kind laying around, that will work. Nutritional yeast is usually very dead before it's been packaged.

EDIT: x2 on your cider being fine. You frequently don't even need yeast nutrient in cider.

Apple_Jacker 10-02-2012 02:48 AM

I've made over a dozen ciders and a few apple wines and haven't used nutrient yet, and they've all smelled delicious while fermenting.

Leadgolem 10-02-2012 03:57 AM

I've had a couple of high OG brews go stinky. They finished just fine though.

UnionMan 10-02-2012 10:08 AM

So I should just let this sit unrolled it smells better? I was concerned because the recipe calls for it to be bottled after about 14 days.

UnionMan 10-02-2012 10:08 AM

And thanks for the advice!

johnny5000 10-02-2012 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnionMan (Post 4462112)
So I should just let this sit unrolled it smells better? I was concerned because the recipe calls for it to be bottled after about 14 days.

That seems pretty quick for a cider bottling.

UnionMan 10-02-2012 05:07 PM

That's what I thought too. It is the recipe posted by upstatemike.

UpstateMike 10-02-2012 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnionMan (Post 4463061)
That's what I thought too. It is the recipe posted by upstatemike.

Part 2 (In about 14 days):
Check for target FG of 1.010 to 1.015

:D


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