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Old 08-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #11
Aug 2012
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Originally Posted by m00se
I have a starter of ECY02 that I added dregs of an Avery Odio and JP La Roja. Gave it a smell last night and it was giving off a nail polish remover smell. I'd hate to dump it. Anyone else have experience with nail polish remover starters?
Why'd you make a starter? I think is fine, but I can always send you more if you want. I've had entire batches have some pretty nasty esters and phenols that sorted themselves out

Originally Posted by Dankbrewer
Dump your nail polish starter down the drain. Acetic Acid has taken over and there is no way back. Sorry...and bummer.
Aerated Brett can make enough acetic acid to then make ethyl acetate well above the detection threshold. Not necessarily an indication of acetobacter.
The only thing worse than dumping beer is serving beer you should have dumped.

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Old 08-22-2013, 01:42 PM   #12
Oct 2012
Nordeast MPLS, MN
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I had to dump a gallon experiment with Belgian blonde and lindemans cuvée Rena dregs. Smelled and tasted awful....bummer

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:42 PM   #13
Feb 2008
Waltham, MA
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The starter looks like it's fermenting now. Nice pellicle and bubbling coming off the yeast cake at the bottom of the quart mason jar. The nail polish smell has somewhat diminished but it could be because of the pellicle. Probably going to dump it but wanted to see where it ends up.

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