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Old 03-21-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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I'm on my second batch... my first batched (a stout) smelled pleasant while fermenting. This next batch an APA (cooper's kit) smells like rotten eggs (sulfuric). I guess this is the Rhino farts that I've seen referred to on this forum. It's not overwhelmingly bad in the house, but if you enter the room the invisible Rhino's arse is very "in your face." I have good ventilation luckily. Temp is at 64F.

Am I correct in concluding that this is normal gassing and will not harm the beer's taste? It might cause SWMBO to harm me though...
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #2

It's normal. Should go away after a week or so.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:23 PM   #3

I'm in the second week of fermenting an apfelwein. I put it in my office. After a few days with the door closed, I walked in. I thought my cat got trapped in and took a crap on the carpet. SWMBO was not home. I was looking for a way to trap more of it for her. It went away after a few days.

 
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #4
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maybe I should change the name of my "brewery" to Rhino Farts.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #5
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might try feeding your yeast some yeast nutrient. i know that helps with meads.

 
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:37 PM   #6
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"Rhino Face Brewing" I like that!
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:45 PM   #7
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Hmm, so if we fed hops to a Rhino and waited for the end product we'd get the same smell coming out of my fermentor?
As much as I love that odor I cannot fit a Rhino in my "fermentarium", so I will have to opt for just sniffing my fermenting beer!
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:39 PM   #8
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@TipsyDragon

Yeast nutrient is used in meads because there are no real nutrients in honey. Malt and grape juice have more than enough nutrients.

@JGB

Better out of the fermenter than in the beer, I always say The scent will go away, and you'll be left with amazing beer.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:04 AM   #9
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"Rhino Face Brewing" I like that!
Thanks. Rhino Face is a nickname I gave my 9 mo old son. He wakes up at night and rams the crib like a little rhino.
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