Curing Chamber Ammonia Smell

  • Team Orange Regular Contributors

    I asked the question yesterday on the live chat. I wanted to follow up with something I found:

    Molds also oxidize lactic acid as well as other acids. This action produces ammonia which just happens to increase the pH.

    So, apparently this is a normal occurrence. My first batch had no smell but this time it did. The real test will be when I weigh some this weekend and taste it.

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