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Old 01-02-2009, 03:30 AM   #21
biglips31
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Thanks for all the advice.. It started fermenting yesterday and I started
getting smell in the garage today.. My garage is running about 62-64deg lately so I moved it into the storage space above the garage which is about 70-75deg easy.. I think it will be a little better up there and is out of the way anyhow.

Still waiting for my actual kit from Midwest. Delivery says next tuesday the
6th so I will keep reading till then. I seem rather nervous about sanitation.



 
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:38 AM   #22
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Also, when you go down later today or tomorrow and see the airlock bubbling away and think, "Oh my god! What is that smell, my Apfelwein is ruined!, Nope that's just the glory of the Montrachet. It is referred to as "Rhino Farts". I tried a toilet paper tube with a dryer sheet over the airlock, from my "college engineering" days. Didn't help. Just stuff it in a closet away from the main living area. It will go away eventually.
Adding yeast nutrient will quell the rhino farts. SWMBO (who knows nothing about brewing, etc.) made sure to ask if I put "that nutrient stuff" in the apfelwein before I put the carboy in the pantry today.



 
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:14 PM   #23
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Adding yeast nutrient will quell the rhino farts. SWMBO (who knows nothing about brewing, etc.) made sure to ask if I put "that nutrient stuff" in the apfelwein before I put the carboy in the pantry today.
Any specific nutrient? Only brewed one batch of beer and didn't use it yet. Thinking about doing an Apfelwein sometime soon.

Is there a "traditional" time of year for it?

 
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:42 PM   #24
PortageeExpress
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I used di-ammonium phosphate from Austin Homebrew Supply:
Yeast Nutrient

 
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:45 PM   #25
biglips31
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I have been trying not to move my batch around but
I finally moved it into the house this morning..

First in garage, then moved to attic.. Attic was great during day
but this morning it was under 50deg up there and no sign of
activity. I moved it into the house under the staircase in my network
room where it stays a constant 70deg or so from the electronics.

Hopefully the smell doesnt overtake us since I did not put
any yeast nutrient in this batch..

 
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:55 PM   #26
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dont sweat the rino farts. i havent had them yet.


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