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Offline thirsty

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Things you should not do
« on: April 07, 2010, 07:16:36 AM »
Do not take the lid off a bucket of beer that has been fermenting for a week, put your face about an inch away from the beer and deeply breath in the aroma.

Trust me on this one.
 I think I hurt my nose and I got dizzy for a few seconds.
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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 07:22:12 AM »
CO2 Blast!!!  I get the same thing when I open my chest freezer that I ferment in.
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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 07:25:19 AM »
Lay on the floor of your bathroom (I was painting) while there are 15 gallons of beer fermenting in there................. I about passed out
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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010, 07:59:23 AM »
Yeah, I ferment in a chest freezer that holds 6 carboys.  There have been times where there are 4 beers in primary in there and I am trying to move stuff around, so my head is in the freezer.  About 30 seconds and some deep breaths and I have about fallen over and passed out.  That CO2 can be mean!   :o

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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 08:19:46 AM »
Do not take the lid off a bucket of beer that has been fermenting for a week, put your face about an inch away from the beer and deeply breath in the aroma.

Trust me on this one.
 I think I hurt my nose and I got dizzy for a few seconds.
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I did the exact same thing last month. Felt really smart after that. Who would've thunk your brain needs oxygen?
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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010, 09:16:43 AM »
If you don't like the CO2 blast, definitely don't stick your face in the blowoff tube bucket at a commercial brewery.
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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 09:19:30 AM »
Do not take the lid off a bucket of beer that has been fermenting for a week, put your face about an inch away from the beer and deeply breath in the aroma.

Trust me on this one.
 I think I hurt my nose and I got dizzy for a few seconds.
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Yup, I learned that lesson on my 2nd batch of beer.

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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 10:36:51 AM »
I think everyone had this experience. I keep repeating it though... with every batch. I just can't help sniffing my beer!
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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 12:54:26 PM »
I usually remember not to do it, but I was transferring the beer and it just looked so good! I couldn't resist.

The sample was yummy at least.

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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 09:14:21 AM »
Do not take the lid off a bucket of beer that has been fermenting for a week, put your face about an inch away from the beer and deeply breath in the aroma.

Trust me on this one.
 I think I hurt my nose and I got dizzy for a few seconds.
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I'd also add that this might not be too helpful for your beer mid-fermentation, if you care about keeping bugs out.

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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2010, 11:27:10 AM »
I disagree.  I look forward to do this with every batch. 

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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2010, 10:57:27 AM »
this may not be real good either:  noticed somebody nocked the airlock off my fermenter.  fortunately i check temperature everyday and it could not have been too long.  hopefully not enough O2 to skunk the beer.
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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2010, 11:03:51 AM »
hopefully not enough O2 to skunk the beer.

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That wouldn't be skunking you'd be fearing - it would be the beer getting oxidized.

Skunking is a very specific reaction between UV light and isomerized alpha acids that results in the creation of mercapatan, the chemical best recognized as the smelly stuff in skunk spray.
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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2010, 11:19:02 AM »
i appreciate the correction.  fortunately the oxidation is occurring in the dark, so i have that going for me.
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Re: Things you should not do
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2010, 11:23:24 AM »
No problem.. lots of people use skunking as a catch all term for "beer going off" when it applies to a very specific set of cirumstances.
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