Smells like paint thinner.

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Smells like paint thinner.

Postby swede sd » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:46 am

I just tapped my second batch of cider. The first batch was great, but this batch smells like paint thinner, and it doesnt taste much better. I used an ale yeast on the first batch, but this batch was wild fermented. It femented well, but never did clear. I'm thinking of cutting my losses and using it for drain cleaner. Any other sugestions?
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Re: Smells like paint thinner.

Postby thetooth » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:44 pm

Wild yeasts are indeed a mystery. How long has this batch been aging before you tapped it?
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Re: Smells like paint thinner.

Postby rixport » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:16 pm

Or... use it for paint thinner! 8)
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Re: Smells like paint thinner.

Postby Beer Hunter » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:26 pm

I had the same problem a year or so ago. I figured the wild yeast from the orchard might be an interesting experiment but it didn't turn out so well. I let it age for a few months too, but it never improved.
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Re: Smells like paint thinner.

Postby fishy » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:14 am

This happened to me once too, and it was thick as well.

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