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Old 12-30-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I've got a stinky, sulfury cider that tastes good, but smells awful. While fermenting it let off rhino farts that would kill a rhino. I left it in primary for at least a month. It finished around 1.000 on the hydrometer, but still stunk. I then kegged and force-carbed hoping it would de-stink it. No luck.

I've tried shutting off the gas and leaving the vent open for 2 days. That didn't do much. I carbed it again, shut off the gas, and I've been shaking and releasing the pressure for 2 more days. I'm still getting the stink, but not as bad. It is almost flat now.

Is there anything else I can do to save it? It really does taste ok, but it is hard to enjoy when it smells like rotten eggs.

Thanks!

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Old 12-30-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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Sounds like you didn't give the yeast enough nutrients and/or premature kegging. Copper sulfate will reduce it, but you need to read up on proper dosage, etc. so that you don't end up with excessive copper in the final product.

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Old 12-30-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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Thanks.

So if copper reacts with the sulfur and makes the smell go away, could I try racking to another keg through my sanitized copper wort chiller? I might try it.

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