Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > What's that smell? - Rhino farts?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-21-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
JGB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 55
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default What's that smell? - Rhino farts?

I'm on my second batch... my first batched (a stout) smelled pleasant while fermenting. This next batch an APA (cooper's kit) smells like rotten eggs (sulfuric). I guess this is the Rhino farts that I've seen referred to on this forum. It's not overwhelmingly bad in the house, but if you enter the room the invisible Rhino's arse is very "in your face." I have good ventilation luckily. Temp is at 64F.

Am I correct in concluding that this is normal gassing and will not harm the beer's taste? It might cause SWMBO to harm me though...

__________________

"Warning: consumption of this alcoholic beverage may make individual appearances and dumb ideas (glug glug glug) more better!"

JGB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
Suthrncomfrt1884
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 4,079
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

It's normal. Should go away after a week or so.

__________________
He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven.

Another HERMS rig...
Suthrncomfrt1884 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 04:23 PM   #3
jgourd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 816
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I'm in the second week of fermenting an apfelwein. I put it in my office. After a few days with the door closed, I walked in. I thought my cat got trapped in and took a crap on the carpet. SWMBO was not home. I was looking for a way to trap more of it for her. It went away after a few days.

__________________
jgourd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #4
152Sumo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 173
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

maybe I should change the name of my "brewery" to Rhino Farts.

__________________
Rhino Face Brewing
152Sumo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #5
TipsyDragon
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: California
Posts: 2,607
Liked 21 Times on 19 Posts

Default

might try feeding your yeast some yeast nutrient. i know that helps with meads.

__________________
TipsyDragon is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 04:37 PM   #6
JGB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 55
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

"Rhino Face Brewing" I like that!

__________________

"Warning: consumption of this alcoholic beverage may make individual appearances and dumb ideas (glug glug glug) more better!"

JGB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 04:45 PM   #7
KevinW
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Gladstone Oregon, Oregon
Posts: 1,132
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Hmm, so if we fed hops to a Rhino and waited for the end product we'd get the same smell coming out of my fermentor?
As much as I love that odor I cannot fit a Rhino in my "fermentarium", so I will have to opt for just sniffing my fermenting beer!

__________________

“I don't drink beer all the time but I can drink (a) beer anytime" - Me

KevinW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 11:39 PM   #8
Vuarra
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hamilton,, ON
Posts: 521
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

@TipsyDragon

Yeast nutrient is used in meads because there are no real nutrients in honey. Malt and grape juice have more than enough nutrients.

@JGB

Better out of the fermenter than in the beer, I always say The scent will go away, and you'll be left with amazing beer.

__________________
If you are not growing your own 6th generation barley and hops, you're not *really* homebrewing.
/Sarcasm


Fermenting: Real Ale, Extract Lager (with WLP830), India Pale Ale

Conditioning: Nothing

Drinking: Pale Ale from the keg
Vuarra is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2010, 11:04 AM   #9
152Sumo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 173
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JGB View Post
"Rhino Face Brewing" I like that!
Thanks. Rhino Face is a nickname I gave my 9 mo old son. He wakes up at night and rams the crib like a little rhino.
__________________
Rhino Face Brewing
152Sumo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
On Rhino Farts . . . . TexLaw Wine Making Forum 35 01-02-2013 05:28 PM
Am I smelling rhino farts? merk_the_hermit Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 03-01-2010 10:39 PM
Rhino Farts Solved For $0.75 mtlcafan79 Cider Forum 4 03-01-2010 08:23 PM
Rhino farts first time phishroy Cider Forum 11 10-27-2009 10:31 AM
No More Rhino Farts! mmc1 Cider Forum 11 05-11-2009 09:55 PM