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Old 01-07-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-07-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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Yes, you should get a noseful of co2. Think of it a a protective layer of gas on top of your beer that keeps the o2 out.

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Old 01-07-2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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Ok thx

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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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?

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:45 AM   #5
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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!

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:24 PM   #6
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Mine looks like this... First brew ever... Got some knowledge and learned where I messed up... Ready for 5 gallon brew!!!

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:42 PM   #7
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Mine looks like this... First brew ever... Got some knowledge and learned where I messed up... Ready for 5 gallon brew!!!


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Here is mine at the 11 day mark
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:48 PM   #8
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You think mine looks ok?

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:28 AM   #9
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You think mine looks ok?
It looks pretty damn close to mine. Id say it looks great. How long has it been in there?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:29 AM   #10
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Looks like beer to me. But stop opening it. Oxygen is not a fermenting beer's friend.

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