Originally Posted by maltbarleyhops
after 10 mins smell has lessened but not completely gone, but i pulled a couple oz off last night and just let them sit in the glass. this morning no off odors.
ok, then it's not dihydrogen yet. that's good.
i would just gently de-gas it. pull up a stool and stir that puppy for 10 minutes. then probably hit it with campden just to cover your butt.
now, what i have actually done when it was stubborn, was shake and stir and splash the living hell out of it. then i hit it with campden. no oxidation and no smell. but that was an extreme case where the smell wasn't going away and i would rather dump it then treat it with copper, so i considered it a loss anyway. turned out terrific.
most will disagree with this, just telling you what happened to work for me on a really stubborn batch.
glad to see you're in st charles. i'm down here in high ridge. got 30 gals of fresh juice from thierbach orchards in marthasville this year. going great so far.