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Old 05-17-2009, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Oh dear god that smell...

Just replaced my blowoff (which was in a bottle of water sitting outside my room, while the fermenter was inside) with a typical airlock. I now have the bubbles letting off the smell of 1000 rotten eggs into my room. It's time to move this horrid thing...Or at least whip out the febreze.

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:25 PM   #2
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What the hell are you fermenting? I have never brewed anything that put off the smell of rotten eggs.

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:29 PM   #3
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I'm making an apricot wheat with WLP051, which is consistently known for the egg smell. Yeasts have been known to put off sulfur smells...lots of them...or else I'd be worried

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:44 PM   #4
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Note to self: don't use WLP051!

I like to sniff my air locks.... right now my tripel is off gassing a bit and stinkin up the closet and an amber ale smells delicious ...

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:51 PM   #5
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I fermented a dunkel not too long ago with WLP300 in the higher range (69-70) to get a higher level of banana esters, made my room smell like bananas all week. I loved it.

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Old 05-18-2009, 02:36 AM   #6
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Fill the airlock with rum. Seems to knock down the sulfur smells quite a bit.

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Old 05-18-2009, 03:00 AM   #7
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Maybe when I feel like taking the shot of vodka already in there :P can't be wasting any alcohol now can we!?

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Old 05-18-2009, 12:32 PM   #8
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Just bottled my APA fermented with wlp051. It was horribly eggy for 3 weeks; a friend of mine asked if I kept an elephant in my closet, and swmbo refused to stay at my place during fermentation. She likes the final result, though. I thought I had an infection due to the smell (and my 80 % attenuation. Must have misread the Öchsle weight as the beer is nice and malty, not dry as I would have expected), and so did the guy at my LHBS. WLP051 reeks, but can deliver a nice, full body to your beer.

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I fermented a dunkel not too long ago with WLP300 in the higher range (69-70) to get a higher level of banana esters, made my room smell like bananas all week. I loved it.
That's the normal smell I get when I brew with WLP051 (use it all the time for my California Commons and a few other American styles). But yeah, I have gotten a couple recipes that wind up with a sulfur smell during ferment. Was the smell any different with the blow off tube? I luckily found enough room in my pantry to keep conditioning carboys in: so whatever oders are given off blend in nicely with that god awful smelling shrimp paste I have laying around (whenever I feel the hankering for cooking Thai food)
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Maybe when I feel like taking the shot of vodka already in there :P can't be wasting any alcohol now can we!?
haha Not if you're a complete alcoholic!
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