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Old 04-29-2009, 01:08 AM   #1
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SWMBO has lit candles and had me move the trash cans outside of the garage. Stuff has been put into the garbage disposal and the trash cans have been sprayed.

yet a mystery smell still is noticeable.

Are you going to tell her that it is the apfelwein fermenting in the basement?

Me neither

 
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:32 AM   #2
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Could be the bodies you've been stashing in the ditch behind the garadge. Did you put down the powdered lye like i advised you to?
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:53 AM   #3
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Dude, try fermenting Apfelwein in an apartment...

I told my SWMBO that it was the cat's litter box...
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:17 AM   #4
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SWMBO has lit candles and had me move the trash cans outside of the garage. Stuff has been put into the garbage disposal and the trash cans have been sprayed.

yet a mystery smell still is noticeable.

Are you going to tell her that it is the apfelwein fermenting in the basement?

Me neither

Tell her that you think it's coming from the basement. Go downstairs and drink beer for awhile and check your gravity. Estimate how long it will take for the fermentation to finish. Tell her you will need that amount of time to clean up the 'mystery' odor (make up a technical sounding problem of your choice). Brew and drink until the Apfelwein is complete. Don't get caught.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:40 AM   #5
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When your finger hurts...stomp on your toe to forget about it.

You need to open a few cans of Hormel's hot chili...mix it with a can of Ole El Paso refried beans, pour it over a bowl of steaming broccoli topped with some freshly grated Parmesan...then chase it with some green home brew.

In about 6-8 hours, that mystery smell will seem like lilacs in Spring.

 
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:54 AM   #6
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When your finger hurts...stomp on your toe to forget about it.

You need to open a few cans of Hormel's hot chili...mix it with a can of Ole El Paso refried beans, pour it over a bowl of steaming broccoli topped with some freshly grated Parmesan...then chase it with some green home brew.

In about 6-8 hours, that mystery smell will seem like lilacs in Spring.
So THAT's how they came up with the rhino farts comparison..... makes sense now....

 
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:25 AM   #7
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Tell her you found a dead thing in the basement. No, Don't go look. It ain't pretty!

 
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:19 PM   #8
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Tell her you found HALF a dead thing in the basement. Not sure where the other half is. It could take awhile to find.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:47 PM   #9
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Yeah. As soon as it stops fermenting, tell her you found a dead squirrel in your air ducts.

 
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:31 PM   #10
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This leaves me a little scared. I started an apfelwein about a week ago and have no such smell. I mean it's worse than the normal beer smells coming out of the airlock, but nothing that would make me think I need a hazmat team to come in a clean the place when it's done fermenting.

 
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