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Old 02-21-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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Yesterday I brewed my Coconut porter. Put in my room ( the most consistent temp around 75 degrees) And this AM noticed it was bubbling. I also noticed a sulfur smell A very very strong sulfur smell. I have brewed 4 batches before and never had this smell. I think it is the yeast I'm using I used 2 pouches of Wyeast London Ale III in this 5 gallon bucket. I have only ever used dry yeast or 1 packet of liquid. Does that sound right has anyone else ever had a strong methane odor? I know that largers give off this smell But this is not larger. nor was it larger yeast.

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Old 02-21-2014, 08:12 PM   #2
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Don't fret too much. Some yeast strains do produce more sulfur smell than others. Each time I use California Ale Yeast (YLP-051 IIRC) I get a sulfur smell. You are correct; lager yeast is notorious but not the only culprit. Relax, and let your brew do it's thing. Let us know how it turns out!

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:07 PM   #3
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Ya that is a little abnormal for that strain. Usually when I get sulfur from ale yeast its at colder temps like lower 60s. The yeast may be a little stressed. Did you make a starter? I would not worry too much though. The H2S will evolve off given enough time.

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:14 PM   #4
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Your beer is going to taste like butt cheeks fermenting at that temp. If you ambient temp is at 75 and you pitched 2 packs, it is probably in the 80s!

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