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Old 03-09-2007, 02:50 AM   #1
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I have a wine expert kit going right now, fermenting very well. Im going to have to move it to the basement tomorrow I think. My living room is the same room as my dining room, which is where my fermenters currently are.

What is that smell, sulfur?
"Give a man a beer, he'll drink for a day. Teach a man to brew, he'll drink for a lifetime"

All tanks are empty :(

Drinking: A two year old keg of Eff'd up MawN Lower Beer I made !
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:27 AM   #2
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Yup, a by product of the yeast. Normal normal, normal.

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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how do you get rid of the nasty smell. i have a apfelwien batch (montrachet) and a white and a red juice wine (both with ec-1118) and i just racked all 3, nasty sulphury odor. added proper amount of crushed camden tabs, i guess time will tell. thinking about racking again in about 3 weeks to see if moving the wines will work out the odor.

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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It is caused by a lack of nutrients. Get yeast nutrient or energizer.
Marc Moberg
Assistant Winemaker/Cellar Manager
Inwood Estates Vineyards and Winery
1350 Manufacturing St. #209
Dallas, TX 75207

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:33 AM   #5
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It's rhino farts and it is perfectly normal.

Enjoy it, it won't last long.

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Old 08-31-2011, 10:59 AM   #6
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If you dont want to smell it there is a filter you can make that attaches to a 3 piece airlock that eliminates all smells coming from the airlock.

here is a link to how to make it.

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Old 08-31-2011, 11:06 AM   #7
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March 30 started Strawberry wine. This week i noticed the stank had gone away enough to finally try some. Still a little bit of stank so i removed the lid and covered with a clean towel. Two days later it smelled like strawberry wine. Success!

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:22 PM   #8
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That smell has always aged out for me. It seems like it would oxidize with the towel on it.

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