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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2011, 11:23:01 PM »
I keep my fermenters in the living room where one can keep an eye on them. Can smell when active fermentation starts and when it ends. Nothing like that beery gassy smell!
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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2011, 12:05:04 AM »
I think Denny is a closet airlock sniffer.... ;)
Me...I love it! until the sulfur gets a rolliin....
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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2011, 03:06:45 PM »
I was under the impression that airlock sniffing was an essential part of the process!  ;D
+ 1 on the sulfer smells. I recently brewed a batch of cider that got rowdy!!!
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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2011, 04:40:38 PM »
OMG, why would you use your good Knob Creek Bourbon in the airlock?  Better to use some really cheap vodka and save the Knob Creek for drinking.   :P  And yes, I am also an airlock sniffer.   ;D

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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2011, 08:30:08 PM »
Do you burn stacks of $100's as firewood and pave your driveway with gold bricks too?

hmmm, that sounds like fun. Although the gold bricks in the driveway might provide a bit too much glare on sunny days.   :P

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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2011, 04:51:34 PM »
Wow... I didn't realize Knob Creek was that high in status... it only cost ~$40 for a 750 ml bottle and I probably only poured 1/4 or 1/3 of a shotglass into my airlock.  There is about two shots left in the bottle and I'm gonna add that to the stout but I doubt it will be noticeable.  What can I say... it was handy and I knew it would work for what I wanted.   What is the one with the racehorse moulded into the bottle cap... I want to try a bottle of that next and I'm sure it will last me a couple of years too since I don't drink hard stuff often... about two or three shots chased with beer every few months and thats enough for me!  I don't know much about that stuff... its like learning Greek or something... single barrel... double barrel... sounds more like someone talking about going out hunting.    :D   ;)

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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2011, 05:01:00 PM »
it only cost ~$40 for a 750 ml bottle     :D   ;)
:o :o :o :o

I wish I could say that about a vial of yeast!

It only costs ~$6 for a 50ml vial!...

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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2011, 05:41:51 PM »
Yeh, but I've had that same bottle of Knob Creek for "at least" two years.  Most whiskey drinkers probably plow through a bottle a month if not sooner... so $40 is pretty inexpensive over that time frame... unlike buying a single bottle of Pliney The Elder, etc.  which compared to the KC, they are very expensive... one sitting and they're Gone.   :'(


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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2011, 04:45:33 PM »
Yeh, but I've had that same bottle of Knob Creek for "at least" two years.  Most whiskey drinkers probably plow through a bottle a month if not sooner... so $40 is pretty inexpensive over that time frame... unlike buying a single bottle of Pliney The Elder, etc.  which compared to the KC, they are very expensive... one sitting and they're Gone.   :'(



I do the same thing with whiskey/bourbon/scotch.  I like to have some decent bottles of these in the house but can't exactly afford to drink them up quickly.  Plus, I prefer to drink beer more often than other stuff anyway.  I do end up spending some decent money on various bottles of beer which, of course, end up being drank in one session.  Either way I enjoy it all.

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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2011, 05:35:32 PM »
What is the one with the racehorse moulded into the bottle cap... I want to try a bottle of that next and I'm sure it will last me a couple of years too since I don't drink hard stuff often...

Blanton's.  And for my money, the bottle is the best part of it.  Actually, that's a bit harsh but for what you pay you can get much better.

My standby's are Elmer T. Lee and Wathen's, either of which should only run you around $30.

Eagle Rare is nice, too.

I drink a fair amount of bourbon, especially in the winter.

A friend swears by putting a vanilla bean in a bottle of Knob Creek.
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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2011, 09:04:58 PM »
Hey - I thought I was the only one that did that  :D

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Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2011, 02:08:15 PM »
right now i am smelling mead bubbles. pretty good