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hukdizzle 09-03-2009 08:09 PM

WLP001 is the worst smelling yeast yet.
 
Got a SN celebration recipe fermenting away with WLP001 and the fermentation smell is absolutely horrible, worse than any liquid yeast I have used yet and anything from apfelwein I have made. Anyone else notice this yeast has a horrible stench to it?

Saccharomyces 09-03-2009 09:29 PM

What is the fermentation temperature? The off odor may be a sign that you are outside of the optimum range for the yeast (66-72*F) and the yeast are NOT happy with you as a result.

eschatz 09-03-2009 09:54 PM

001 is a beast. A clean sexy dominator. She's a beauty. You shouldn't have any funky smells comming from 001. Something is amiss here!

Yooper 09-03-2009 10:18 PM

I've never noticed any bad odors from that strain.

Snafu 09-03-2009 10:24 PM

well, I'm using a WLP320 right now and it smells!

Beerrific 09-03-2009 10:42 PM

I know wlp001 will throw of some lager-like sulfur smells if you take it down into the upper 50s.

JoMarky 09-03-2009 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beerrific (Post 1525880)
I know wlp001 will throw of some lager-like sulfur smells if you take it down into the upper 50s.

Ive gotten this too from low-mid 60's. Burnt my nose sniffing the airlock.

eschatz 09-03-2009 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoMarky (Post 1525921)
Ive gotten this too from low-mid 60's. Burnt my nose sniffing the airlock.

That's CO2. Nothing like a good CO2 burn! :D

brewt00l 09-03-2009 11:16 PM

You've clearly never used Wyeast 2565. ;)

hukdizzle 09-04-2009 02:01 AM

Yeah well here is the deal. I failed to read the pitching instructions and let the carboy cool until the wort was 66'F and then pitched a 1.35L starter that had been on a stirplate for 24 hours. I pitched at 12AM on a Sunday and the beer did not start to ferment until something early Monday Morning and by the time I had gotten home around 5 on Monday the beer had a 2" krausen on it. We'll see how it turns out, I don't see any evident infection so far.


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