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Old 10-20-2012, 06:02 AM   #1
srmcnaughton
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so...
first time making wine from a kit. I'm a beer guy And new to all of this.
my wine has been fermenting for about 3 days now and it smells very yeasty. hard to describe.
is this normal?

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by srmcnaughton
so...
first time making wine from a kit. I'm a beer guy And new to all of this.
my wine has been fermenting for about 3 days now and it smells very yeasty. hard to describe.
is this normal?
As long it doesn't smell like rotten eggs or sulfur, you are fine.

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:46 AM   #3
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We lovingly call that smell "rhino farts".

Youll get used to it.

 
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