It’s been almost 2 weeks since I put the ciders recipes into the fermentor. They both were fermenting away fine when a ‘bad apple’ smell started to develop from the fermentation chamber. I immediately thought that it could be a very bad mess as it was still fruit fly season. Everything was still bubbling so I couldn’t imagine the issue. I was brewing in 2 days so this needed dealt with. I put it off a day and opened the fermentation chamber Saturday.
Apparently there is a leak in the blowoff tube connection.
I cleaned this mess up with some bleach-water and tightened the fittings. Apparently cider bubbles a lot too and the fermentors were at capacity with little head room. Oh well…next time will stick with a smaller batch size.