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Old 05-21-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
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When I racked my beer into secondary, the primary has a weird odor coming from it. It smells like beer but it is really strong, and sort of nauseating. I am just guessing it was because all of the ingredients and such sat in there and did whatever... The beer itself smells alright. IS this normal?

 
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Old 05-21-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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Its normal, chillax

 
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Old 05-21-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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I think you're smelling yeast...yummm!!
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Old 05-21-2006, 03:50 PM   #4
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Thats what I thought. My friend who is areally good homebrewer is coming by today.. Maybe I will get his opinion.

 
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Old 05-21-2006, 06:03 PM   #5
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Leave it in the primary and brew another batch...or wash half of it for later.
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Old 05-21-2006, 09:00 PM   #6
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Your probably smelling the trub/yeast combo with possible some hops that have settled out... So long as the beer smells good in the secondary fermenter or the bottling bucket it should be ok.... I"ve only got 4 brews under my belt right now but I think I know what your saying... Smells kinda like strong beer that has been let out for awhile...

 
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Old 05-21-2006, 10:26 PM   #7
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You know I want to say that this is normal...like everyone said so far it sounds like it's just the yeast. The only reason I say "I want to say" is that "sort of nauseating" is not the words I'd use when I open up a primary. So relax, dont do anything extream.... keep a gentle eye on it.
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Old 05-22-2006, 12:40 AM   #8
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You know I want to say that this is normal...like everyone said so far it sounds like it's just the yeast. The only reason I say "I want to say" is that "sort of nauseating" is not the words I'd use when I open up a primary. So relax, dont do anything extream.... keep a gentle eye on it.
IMO, he just has an untrained nose...he'll learn to love that smell...
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:14 AM   #9
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I've gotten to the point now where I love to keep my nose right by the air lock during peak fermentation cause I love the smell of my army of millions making the crusade on my behalf to convert the sugar into sweet alchohol... I have caught myself staring at the air lock when there are like 6 minutes between bubbles waiting for a bubble so I can get a sniff...

 
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:22 AM   #10
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My wife took a glance at the title to this thread - and said, "Well...I guess he needs to wash."
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