Fruity Smell From Airlock - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Fruity Smell From Airlock

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2008, 03:16 AM   #1
Pelikan
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Q Continuum
Posts: 899
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts



So today I'm working around the primary, moving the fan around, and catch a faint whiff of something pleasant. I put my nose down by the airlock, and it smells very good -- kind of fruity and mellow, hard to nail down exactly.

While it smells really good, it's not what I'd expect an Oatmeal Stout to smell like. Granted, this is day two of the fermentation, so I really don't know what it should smell like at that age. Just checking. FYI I'm using Whitbread yeast if that makes a difference.


__________________
Back to brewing! It's been too long!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 04:30 AM   #2
McKBrew
 
McKBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 8,204
Liked 35 Times on 30 Posts


Expect all sorts of weird smells during fermentation. Sulfur, fruit, rhino farts just to name a few. All normal.


__________________
Make Beer, Not War.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 04:23 PM   #3
GroovePuppy
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Windsor, CA
Posts: 1,734
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


And all delicious in their way.

(currently sniffing a 3 day old Nut Brown)
__________________
Primary - I'm on a break dammit!!!!
Secondary - sold it!
Kegged - Commercial beer

Yet Another Keezer Build

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
ChshreCat
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,538
Liked 538 Times on 431 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by GroovePuppy View Post
(currently sniffing a 3 day old Nut Brown)
Oh why does that not sound good....
__________________
"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 04:37 PM   #5
GroovePuppy
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Windsor, CA
Posts: 1,734
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ChshreCat View Post
Oh why does that not sound good....
You know you want it.
__________________
Primary - I'm on a break dammit!!!!
Secondary - sold it!
Kegged - Commercial beer

Yet Another Keezer Build

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 05:11 PM   #6
zoebisch01
 
zoebisch01's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Central PA
Posts: 5,182
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Just enjoy the smells (aside from the Rhino stuff, unless that's your thing). Like Mc mentions, you can get all sorts of weird stuff going on. The best thing to do is just let it ride, it will all work out!
__________________
Event Horizon ~ A tribute to the miracle of fermentation.

Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 06:14 PM   #7
Saccharomyces
Be good to your yeast...
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Saccharomyces's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Pflugerville, Texas
Posts: 5,447
Liked 108 Times on 62 Posts


Wine yeasts are the worst, they smell like elephant poo. My tripel smelled like bananas during fermentation, after complete there is no banana taste in it at all. The Belgian pale ale still in the fermenter right now kicked off a lot of sulfur, it smelled like fruit mixed with rotten eggs. Just took a whiff off the airlock of my primary which has a wit three days in.. smells like rubber bands.

Every yeast is different. US-05 puts out the most pleasant fruity aromas, I love the smell it makes!


__________________
[How to Calculate Mash Efficiency | Do I Need a Yeast Starter? | My Ghetto Fermentation Chamber | Twitter | 6 Gal. HDPE Fermenters | Slanting Yeast | No Sparge Brewing]

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soperbrew
big brother only monitors facebook and untappd

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fruity smell from red ale fermentation robklein General Techniques 5 03-13-2012 02:51 AM
PLEASE HELP! Frustrated beginner....Odd smell, not rotten but fruity, banana? esther Dominator6 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 02-08-2009 06:40 AM
Sweet Fruity smell from the fermentor Rhymenoceros Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-02-2009 09:43 PM
Smell from airlock AGBrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-06-2007 09:19 PM
Fruity Smell in Primary & Secondary mayday1019 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 05-14-2006 05:19 PM


Forum Jump