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Old 11-01-2008, 02:00 PM   #1
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My Hefe is on day 8 of fermentation and there is a rather strong nail polish remover type smell? WTF


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Old 11-01-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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What yeast?

I'm using 3068 in a hefe at the moment and it's got a pretty strong stank coming off of it, but I've never had acetone smell.

I'd let it ferment out and sit for a bit as usual, if it tastes like acetone then worry, most likely the smell will fade. No reason to get concerned yet, yeast makes a lot of funny smells at different temps.



 
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:24 PM   #3
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Im using white labs wlp300 i believe
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:29 PM   #4
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nevermind. It's actually nailpolish remover from a box that i hadnt opened since I moved. When I pushed it out of the way for the brewery I guess I punctured the acetone bottle. I need to put a time lock on the door to that room so I stop checking on the beer.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:36 PM   #5
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nevermind. It's actually nailpolish remover from a box that i hadnt opened since I moved. When I pushed it out of the way for the brewery I guess I punctured the acetone bottle. I need to put a time lock on the door to that room so I stop checking on the beer.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:47 PM   #6
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Classic!!
I was gonna say that as a newb I read about a lot of different smells but nail polish was a new one Classic 4 sho!
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:43 PM   #7
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Yeah well i smelled it when I opened the door and thought, oh crap. Then I sniffed the airlock and smelled something similar, oh crap again. I forgot that I had used vodka in the airlock. Im a huge tool
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:45 PM   #8
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Yeah well i smelled it when I opened the door and thought, oh crap. Then I sniffed the airlock and smelled something similar, oh crap again. I forgot that I had used vodka in the airlock. Im a huge tool
Dude you're such a noob! Oh wait, so am I. Never mind.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:12 PM   #9
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Not so new actually. Acetone odors can come from high fermenting temps.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:14 PM   #10
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Not so new actually. Acetone odors can come from high fermenting temps.
shh.

this is too funny. Just laugh at the guy.



 
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