Banana smells from the fermentor...

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:35 am

I seem to have a problem with that banana smell coming from my fermentors. From listening to the BN, I have come to find this is due to fermentation temperatures. Well, too little too late now, so will that age out once bottled?

Also, anyone know of a way to install a thermometer into a glass carboy so that I can monitor that temp better?
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Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:35 pm

I use those sticker type thermometers that are similar to aquarium thermomters. You won't be monitoring temp in the 10ths, but it's good enough for horseshoes and hand grenades.

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Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:51 pm

You can drill an extra hole in a stopper and run a long termowell(sp?)down into the wort. I think JoHn does this. Any comments there Jonny 5-0?

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Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:09 pm

Pair this with a digi or thermometer of your chioce.http://www.morebeer.com/product.html?product_id=16672

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Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:47 pm

Lufah wrote:You can drill an extra hole in a stopper and run a long termowell(sp?)down into the wort. I think JoHn does this. Any comments there Jonny 5-0?

Travis


The silocone ones are real easy to drill. Get the proper metal piece, like a ( 3/8" mosr likely) copper tube, maybe 5" long. Stick it in a drill. Turn the drill on and hold a file to it at 45 degree angle. Get it nice n sharp. Just make it into a drill bit. The silcone goes right into the bit.
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Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:29 pm

Thanks for the advice all. I went the affordable route and got the aquarium sticker... seems to be working.

No one answered my question about the flavor though... will it age out at all? I have a wizenbock in my secondary that I will be kegging soon, but when I tasted it at racking, it was pretty estery. If it will age out fairly well I may bottle instead of keg. Any thoughts?
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Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:40 pm

It will age out some. I doubt that it will go away completely. All you can do is let them sit and try one once and a while.

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Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:48 pm

Lufah wrote:All you can do is let them sit and try one once and a while.
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Or you can "cowboy the F'up" and drink em. Seriouly though they may improve with age.
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