- Jun 5, 2009
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hi all im new here. i have made a few batches of wine be4. some with success some without.i am currently making a batch of strawberry wine.i tried to make sure everything was sterilized. started the wine. it smelled great. its been fermenting for about 5 days now. but it kind of smells now.i had it in a bucket with the lid on.i cant tell if its the alcohol im smelling or if its gone to vinigar.i tried to be vigilant and keep fruit flies out.can they crawl under the lid? i bought it from a wine supply store. it has a rubber ring under the lid.and a small hole in the top which i covered with gause.my question is. how can i tell if its bad?should i continue and put it in a carboy or ditch it? thanx for any help.