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Old 01-19-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
Nov 2008
Wilmington, Delaware
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My apfelwein has been in primary for two days and is laying down the long will the smell last?

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Old 01-19-2009, 10:18 PM   #2
Nov 2007
Spring Valley, Ohio
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Not everyone even gets them, so they could go for another day, another week, a month, or it could quit tonight. It will probably subside within 3-5 days though.
Meads: Hababero and Sarrano Capiscumel, Show Mead possibly getting split and flavored, and 12 gallons of Bochet Deliciousness
Ciders:3 Ciders with differing additives TBD, Strawberry/Apple Cider
Wine: Black Cherry Vanilla Port

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
Dec 2008
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I had mine last 1 week in 76* room. The second batch (Same Juice) was fermented at 66* no rhino farts..

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Old 01-22-2009, 03:20 AM   #4
Jan 2009
San Diego, CA
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Mine just lasted 2 days.

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:41 AM   #5
Nov 2008
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I wonder why some people get them and others don't. Maybe it has something to do with the dissolved oxygen in there since it seems to happen during the start of fermentation.

I can't remember what exactly I did, I think I shook it all really hard in carboy to get a bunch of oxygen dissolved in it when I first prepared the brew, but all I got was a very slight apple/sour-apple smell around day two. Some people might even like that smell.

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:49 AM   #6
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Oct 2008
San Antonio
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I started on Sunday, the rhino farts started on Monday and are gone now.

Primaries: Mojave Red (AG)
Kegs: Hibiscus Saison (AG), Orange Kolsch (AG) , Cocunut Porter
Future Brew: Wee Heavy

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Old 01-24-2009, 03:55 PM   #7
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Aug 2008
Oak CLiff, TX
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Mine farted about 4-5 days in and did so for about 4-5 days more. It was quite the smell.

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:09 PM   #8
Nov 2010
rochester, ny
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Yeah this sucks.both car boys of cider had them one went way in two days and the other is on day.six now still reeks!! Ugh

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Old 01-01-2011, 06:49 PM   #9
Apr 2009
Dover, New Hampshire
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Started one yesterday ..... I have a feeling I may need to take the carboy out of the bedroom

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Old 01-02-2011, 08:18 AM   #10
Mar 2010
Tucson, AZ
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When I got the rhino farts I cooled my carboy down with the swamp cooler method. (sit carboy in tub of water, put shirt over carboy so it soaks up water, and hit it with the fan). This dropped mine down in to the low to mid 60's and my rhino farts went away within a few hours.

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