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Offlinewillytheweasal
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my incubator smells like rancid yogurt
    #1261796 - 01/30/03 12:44 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

i don't think the smell is coming from the jars because i sniffed all of them and they're odorless and they seem to be colonizing just fine. However, when i initially put the jars in the incubator, i had put a tray of perlite and water for humidity(someone told me to take it out cuz i didn't need it during incubation). A lof of water drizzled to the bottom and became stale and made it stink. so I opened up my lid overnight to let all the humidity out, but still there's a heavy scent of sour yogurt whenever i open up my incubator, which is a rubbermaid tub. Any thoughts?


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Re: my incubator smells like rancid yogurt [Re: willytheweasal]
    #1261848 - 01/30/03 01:02 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Whoever told you that you didn't need the perlite was correct. Try taking your jars out and whipping it clean with a rag. Then spray it with lysol or a disinfectant. You should be good to go. But before you do anything, take a good CLOSE look at your jars to ensure there is no contamination.


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Re: my incubator smells like rancid yogurt [Re: Birdman]
    #1261855 - 01/30/03 01:07 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Ditto


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Re: my incubator smells like rancid yogurt [Re: Birdman]
    #1261859 - 01/30/03 01:08 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

i found the source of the smell. one of the jars was contaminated. They call it the 'Sour Rot' in the FAQ


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Re: my incubator smells like rancid yogurt [Re: willytheweasal]
    #1261898 - 01/30/03 01:23 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

If you haven't done so, then, you should still clean out your incubator with a strong disinfectant like Lysol, or bleach. The nasties that make the box smell bad can linger, getting into your future batches.

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