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Old 03-01-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
Feb 2010
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Sorry guys, I haven't really contributed yet but have managed to have run into a lot of questions.

Anyway, I've noticed a-uh-deadly smell coming out of the air lock. Like straight up FUNK, and not the good kind. Wondering if I'm looking at the rhino fart or something more gut-wrenching.

Here's the recipe :

4lbs weyermann pale wheat
4lbs rahr 2-row pale
1 oz sterling
1lbs honey
wyeast#1010 American Wheat Yeast

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Old 03-01-2010, 11:09 PM   #2
Jan 2010
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What some call funk, others call nectar. Looks like beer to me.

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Old 03-01-2010, 11:12 PM   #3
Nov 2008
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I don't brew wheats, but I thought that the rhino farts are a by-product of wheat beer ferments.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:39 PM   #4
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Smell aside, that looks dangerously close to overflowing. Is that a 5 gallon carboy you're using as a fermenter? You may want to hook up a blow off tube. I'd be worried that all that gunk in the neck would get clogged in the air lock and blow the whole thing apart.

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