I've had my simple sugar mash going for a couple of days now. When I open it up a bit and put my nose over it the stuff smells pretty bad. Granted I have never had much of a taste for alcohol but is it suppose to smell nasty like this?
yeah, i got mine going on sence monday and it doesnt smell too bad. Right now it doesnt really stink, it only smells like the molasses i put in but with an alocholic tent to it, i think it smells pretty good.
I don't know what you class as a bad smell but a sugar mash doesn't smell 'bad' or 'off' to me. It doesn't have much of a smell at all, actually. Just a bit of a sour alcohol smell that is not offensive.