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Old 01-22-2008, 05:17 AM   #1
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So, I have had a dunkelweizen in my primary for the past 5 days (with some kreusen still on it.) After coming back from a weekend away I have noticed a funny and not too pleasant smell. It got cold in my apartment (~55 F) over the weekend, could this effect the beer? This is my first wheat beer of any type but have made five other beers before, none of which had this particular smell. It's quite difficult to describe a smell in words, but perhaps someone knows whether or not this is normal? Thanks!

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Old 01-22-2008, 05:21 AM   #2
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What does it smell like? Weizen yeasts often produce a bunch of sulphur smelling compounds. If the place smells like rotten eggs, you're fine.

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Yeah, it basically smells like rotten eggs. It nice to get some feedback to know all is well. Thanks!

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