Originally Posted by racetech
Brewed this last weekend, took a reading today and got a decent smell of the beer. Think I might have some off flavors unfortunately.
It's highly unlikely that you'll be able to tell off flavors from a simple primary sniff. Fermenting beer wreaks with a strong carbonic acid smell and tingles of the nose hairs. Just leave it alone for 2-3 weeks and bottle/keg it. Taste the gravity sample if you want, but warm or even cold flat beer doesn't taste all that great. This beer will start to come into its own after about three weeks in the bottle and gets really good after about five weeks.