it can have a bit of a funky smell but its never been like OMG that stinks (now JLF smells bad like really bad dont get that stuff on your skin u will smell it for days) i would think if your JMS has gone that funky u left it to long and it has gone beyond the optimal point of use to just being a bucket of putrid anaerobes i would just try again and check on it sooner and right as the bubble rings start to form u would want to use it within about 18 hrs or so for peak usage if u live in a warm area this might only take 1 day to start if u live in a cold area it might take 3 days (like mine do in spring) same with usage if u live in a warm area u might want to use it within 8-12 hrs or so cause its gonna peak faster –also just a note to keep a eye out when gathering soil in the woods cause iv done this if u happen to pickup a fuzzy racoon turd and use it in your JMS it can smell a bit like poop– its always best to use JMS sooner then later it is super easy and cheep to make and u can just make more if u think u need to ……as for the current stuff u have u might dump it on your compost im sure it would be fine with heat and time all the bad juju that might have formed in there will die and be taken over by the good microbes but i would just dump it in the weeds away from my garden so i dident have to smell it and just let nature take care of it
- The first two I made , I let them peak ( no more than 3 days ) , but everybody said smelled like fart, I let the last one seat for one day only , didn’t even let it bubble much , got the same poop smell . Usually I let the water seat for at least 24 hours to remove chlorine , I even ad sodium thiosulfate drops ( one drop per gallon ) or powder form to make sure the chlorine is gone . I’ll try again , maybe use a different food source , watch it closely and let you know what happens. Thanks so much for your answer .
- had to look up sodium thiosulfate cause when u said fart smell then said u added a sulfate to the water it made me think so what i found when looking to see what it was used for and y i found what might be a answer it says when used in a fish tank it can give off a sulfur smell rotten eggs/farts as the microbes break down the sulfates it can cause a smell as the sulfur is released and its not a big deal it will go away so it sounds to me like the same thing is happening in your JMS and it should be perfectly fine to use
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