I know, it’s sort of a personal question.
I have been sniffing my fermentation airlock for the past few days to get a sense of what is happening in that bucket o’ mine. I am getting a nice whiff of grapefruit each time I push down on the bucket lid. I am hoping it’s just the Glacier hops giving off their pleasant aroma…but I swear I smelt the same odor when I pitched my starter. I know the WLP051 is supposed to be more fruity than WLP001, but I didn’t think it would be this fruity.
Like I said, it smells nice…it doesn’t smell like vinegar or cider. It smells right…not wrong. I think my wife is weirded out a little when she sees me in our second bathroom, bent over and sniffing the airlock.
OK, I think I crossed the TMI threshold for today. Type to you tomorrow.