Been fermenting this beer for 9 days and it smells like wine/sour smell. Also when I take a big sniff in the fermentation bucket i get a burning sensation in my nose like it is still full of CO2. Is this normal and is this beer still good with that smell?
Im brewing the same but a 1 gallon starter kit...it was an xmas present...would you mind taking a pic of your carboy for me? Ill take one of mine too and post...im not getting any bubbles on top am i supposed to? I do have a ring around the top wherr bubbles might have formed...am i ok?
Like Bobot said, the CO2 burnin the nostrils is normal. The wine/sour smell can be deceiving and is often normal, check the taste when you do a gravity test after about two weeks. It's most likely going to be a great batch!
"making alcohol is easy....making it taste good, well that's were the real challenge is!" -Glibbidy