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Old 01-17-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Ok so I bought a homebrew kit from tescos to "pub style beer". on the box it is labelled youngs u brew. I have brewed for 6 days as instructed on the box and am now getting a very funny smell like rotten eggs. this is my first brew and I am no sure if it is ruined or if the smell will fade in the next part of the process. please help!!



 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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It happens and will blow off over time. I've had a couple of brews do that in the past few months. By the time I have kegged or bottled, the smell was gone.



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Old 01-17-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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thank you very much I will bottle tonight as planned. seriously though, this smells something else

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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You may want to let it rest for a few more days until the smell blows off. Mine have smelled during the first 5-6 days in primary. Anyone else have some input?

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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Better to leave it alone for 2 or 3 weeks instead of a week. The longer it sits the longer the yeast will clean up after themselves and you will have a much better beer.

As far as the smell goes well sounds normal to me. Heck I use that time to fart around the house and blame it on the beer.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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ok but it says to ferment for 4-6 days. the bubbles stopped rising completely yesterday. should I keep the container sealed and Leave for a couple days to see if the smell fades? I don't want eggy beer

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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I'm assuming you have some kind of oxygen lock on the container and yes keep it closed. You don't want to let oxygen in.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #8
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ok but it says to ferment for 4-6 days. the bubbles stopped rising completely yesterday. should I keep the container sealed and Leave for a couple days to see if the smell fades? I don't want eggy beer
Yup just let it sit for 14 days minimum. Some of us here have let them sit for months and been fine. The longer it sits the cleaner the beer becomes. If you bottle to early you will end up with bottle bombs

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #9
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ok will let it sit for another week or so but the yeast I put in seemed like a very small amount and i am concerned that it was not enough. like I sais the bubbles have stopped rising, no bubbles what so ever and it says on the instructions when this happens fermentation is complete. thank You for all the help guys.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:59 PM   #10
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The yeast may very well still be active but not putting producing CO2 at the rate that they were. ..hence no bubbles. Just let it sit and be happy...you are making beer and one thing is certain...beer is good!



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