That's right. I admit it. I get a joy from taking the red cap off of my airlock and sniffing it as it bubbles away.
As I type this, I have a Pale Ale bubbling away in the basement. It is fermenting like crazy, if my records are correct - I may get over 90% attenuation, which would be a record for me.
That's fine and all - the great part is the smell. The hops are coming through nicely. Its a pleasant surprise, as it is another JTR recipe formulation from scratch. I'm not joking when I say that just a year ago I was a clueless "noob" in the beer world. So a successful brew is still a pretty significant thing for me.
So, if you dont mind, please excuse me - I need to go sniff my airlock...