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Old 07-13-2012, 03:11 AM   #1
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Did my first racking on my peach wine. Dang, it smells awful.

Quite awhile ago I did peach, mango, strawberry and pineapple (frozen fruit) and it had the same awful smell. But the latest racking it smelled wonderful. I am so glad I did not pitch it out because I sure was tempted!



 
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
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Some musts/yeast combos produce a lot of So2. So you get a rotten egg/sulfery smell. This is a sign of stressed yeast often. Did you use yeast nutrient & energizer like DAP, nutriferm advanced, fermaid-k......? Also degassing or oxygenating up to the 1/3 sugar break helps a lot. With time and racking it should dissipate.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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Yes I used all of the above. It is not rotten egg/sulfur smell. I know those smells. This far worst then that

 
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