- Joined Oct 23, 2016
I am lacto-fermenting some habanero peppers for an eventual hot sauce experiment. As of this point, the peppers (and some garlic) and in the brine. They have been there for about 48 hours now, at room temperature, in a sealed jar. Well, I took a whiff today, and it smelled just like human body odor: imagine sweaty underarms, and I mean exactly like it. Does this mean that my ferment has gone bad, or is it supposed to smell like that? Thanks!