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Old 10-21-2008, 05:17 AM   #1
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Default How long does the beer smell?

I know the answer is varied by type of beer...etc. However, I was just wondering how long does fermenting beer create an odor on average(pleasant or otherwise)?


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Old 10-21-2008, 05:21 AM   #2
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untill it is done fermenting. Its the Co2 that is giving off the or at least delivering the aroma
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I seem to smell mine for days 2-4 mostly, after that it's not very noticeable.
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My carboys are in a closet and I don't get much, if any, smells from them. Usually when I open up the closet it smells like grain. The only ones that have really smelled was a beer with Wyeast 1010 (only once though) and apfelwein. They both stunk like rotten eggs for a couple of days.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:42 AM   #5
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Currently brewing a simple coopers kit beer on a Whitelabs Kolsch yeastcake for a mate... and it stinks. Very sulphuric ! Past experience says .. don't worry, be happy ! Or as we say here in Oz, she'll be apples mate ! It aint the smell will kill ya !


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