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Old 11-16-2009, 03:46 PM   #11
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I was hoping my regular gas would keep her from noticing. However with me not around to blame the smell on myself or the dog she noticed on saturday while I was at work.

The gas mask canister is a success. I stuck the bucket in the guest bathroom over night and it doesn't smell like anything except a bathroom. Due to he resistance the filter creates it doesn't breath as freely but there are no pressure problems the lid can't handle. Afterall I used to breath through the damn thing for hours at a time.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:18 PM   #12
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Well I started my first wine kit before the weekend and now my entire flat smells like the city landfill I'm racking it into a carboy tonight and sticking a gas mask filter on the damn thing.
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Lets us know how it works for you. I have an idea for apartment dwellers or guys like me that have women with sensitive noses.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:00 PM   #14
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In my experience, the stink has two causes - using sulfites, which I no longer use, and a ferment that is going too fast, in which case I'll move the carboy to a cooler place. A charcoal filter ought to work, but you are addressing the symptom and not the cause (stressed yeast)

 
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Lets us know how it works for you. I have an idea for apartment dwellers or guys like me that have women with sensitive noses.
Patent that sheet!!
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Dude I already have the gears going. I need to get a prototype and talk to a friend.
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Here's what mine looks like guys. In case anyone had a problem imagining it.

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Old 11-22-2009, 01:15 AM   #18
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I just started a carmel apple mead and man it is kicking out the rhino farts! The airlock was constatly bubbling for the most of the day. I noticed it in the afternoon. I went out and bought a brita water filter and dumped the activated charcoal in an airlock. Before I did that my whole house smelled, after only the area right near my bucket. Every now and then I get a carmel smell, but it it is mostly rhino farts!

Does anyone know how long rhine farts last on average?

 
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If you can cool the ferment down to low or mid 60s, that will usually stop the rhino farts. Some yeasts are naturally a little sulfury, try not to use those. for most, the sulfur smell is the yeast letting you know they are stressed. You can scrub the smell, but better to fix the problem. If you cant cool it down, try feeding it a small bit of nutrient.

 
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:49 AM   #20
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I just finished a batch using S-04, and the smell was only really bad for 2, maybe 3 days (had it in the basement where SWMBO has her sewing room, and she almost made me move it back out to the garage). Both before and after that short period, no smell at all (unless you stuck your nose right over it - then you just smelled vodka with a hint of apple to it).

I have LOTS of activated charcoal lying around from my fish tank - never even thought of trying that (I was busy dreaming up all sorts of ducting and exhaust fan schemes...)

 
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