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Old 10-15-2009, 02:08 AM   #1
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So I whiffed the plastic airlock on top of my primary, and I'm getting a "sour" smell to it 2 weeks in (it didn't used to smell like this)? This batch is my first all grain, oatmeal stout...if that means anything. Would a sour smell in the airlock mean my beer's spoiled or contaminated?!? Maybe it's just the water in the airlock? Thanks!

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:10 AM   #2
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Probably CO2, thats whats escaping out of the airlock.

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:16 AM   #3
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Nothing to worry about right now. Fermentation gives off all kinds of funky smells. Am I right, Revvy?

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