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Old 09-03-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:29 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:54 PM   #3
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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!

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

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

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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.
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Ive gotten this too from low-mid 60's. Burnt my nose sniffing the airlock.
That's CO2. Nothing like a good CO2 burn!
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You've clearly never used Wyeast 2565.

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Old 09-04-2009, 03:01 AM   #10
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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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