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deepfat

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...but I'll ask anyway. I just brewed an Irish Red using Wyyeast American Ale II Activator. Usually during primary I'll take a light whiff of what's coming out of the airlock just to smell for unsavory scents. Anyway, I have some vigorous fermentation going and when I went to take a whiff this evening, the scent burned my nose. I'm assuming this is the CO2 coming out? Usually it's a nice mellow wort smell but not so much this evening. Just wanting to see if I'm worrying for nothing. I don't smell anything sour, leather, etc.

Told you it was a dumb question...:)
 

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You know what's funny is I was removing the blowoff tube from my fermenter tonight, and I was trying to get a siphon going on it with some cleaning agent before I put it away...used my mouth cuz I was lazy. Anyways, had one big whiff of that co2, I was taken aback.
 
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