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Old 05-19-2009, 02:27 AM   #1
May 2009
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I'm getting a bit of a vinegary smell when I check on it, but its VERY faint been sitting for about 5 days we are basing from Concentrate we used Saccharomyces Bayanus Yeast, so far it only has a very slight smell of vinegar wondering what we're doing wrong and if it can be righted.

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Old 05-19-2009, 03:52 AM   #2
Oct 2008
Walla Walla, Wa.
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if the gravity readings are changing or the airlock is bubbling, i'd just step away and let it ferment. i got a vinegary taste for the first week after bottling with my very first batch; i think it was because i didn't let it ferment out all the way. cider fermentation smells terrible, but the yeast cleans up after itself if you give it time. i wouldn't even worry for two more weeks. then bottle it, let it sit for a two weeks or more, then drink it.

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Old 05-19-2009, 12:39 PM   #3

How/what was your sanitizing procedure? Did you open ferment at all? Tell us how you put this together and we might be able to help better. Vinegar taste is not a good thing. Could mean some "uglies" got in there somehow...
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