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Question CO2 generator smells like open sewer

So I set up a CO2 generator with yeast/sugar water last weekend, and it was working great. However, I just now notice this awful smell from it, the gas smells like ass . Why is that, is it harmful, and how can I avoid this in the future? Thanks for any advice.
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The mixture is probably contaminated with some bacteria/mold. Clean out your container with very hot water to get rid of the contaminants.

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