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Does bokashi smell bad?Updated 4 months ago

Bokashi composting, when done correctly, should not produce a foul odor. 

The process is designed to ferment kitchen waste anaerobically (without oxygen), which typically results in a slight, sour smell similar to pickles or sauerkraut. 

If your Bokashi bin starts to emit a rotten or putrid smell, it might indicate that something has gone wrong with the fermentation process. 

Common reasons for bad smells include improper sealing of the bin (allowing oxygen to enter), insufficient Bokashi bran to kickstart the fermentation, or adding materials that should not be composted with Bokashi (like large bones or liquids). 

Proper maintenance and following Bokashi composting guidelines closely should minimize any unpleasant odors.

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