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shattstar03 07-13-2012 12:53 AM

Sulfur smell coming out of my carboy
 
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Hi,

I have a Belgian ale kit that I got from morebeer.com, I brewed this one 3 weeks ago and decided to get a whiff of the brew. I opened up the lock and suddenly a really strong sulfur smell rushed out, then quickly dissipated. This was the first time I opened the airlock, since pitching the yeast.

I gave it another whiff the next day and it smelled normal - like beer nothing weird. It actually smelled pretty good. However, I've been reading that sulfer-smells usually entail an infection if its not a lager.

So I looked at the beer a little closely and I see these stuff on the top of my wort, its extremely thin, its covering about 30% on the top of my carboy. It doesn't seem to be growing, it looks really thin, almost like a thin, colorless/hazy flake(s) on the top of my wort. I didn't pick this up sooner because I didn't notice it on my wort, its almost hidden if you don't shine a light on it. I don't know if those are yeast rafts or krausen that managed to make it on top of my wort or worse an infection *gulp*

Here is a pic of it, it was a pain in the ass to take but if you look you'll see this white haze on top of the fermentor, let me know what you think.

My fermentation temp is pretty high, its at 78, I'm using White Labs Trappist Ale yeast. Keep in mind this has been fermenting for a little more than 3 weeks.


shattstar03 07-13-2012 12:53 AM

Sulfur smell coming out of my carboy
 
2 Attachment(s)

Hi,

I have a Belgian ale kit that I got from morebeer.com, I brewed this one 3 weeks ago and decided to get a whiff of the brew. I opened up the lock and suddenly a really strong sulfur smell rushed out, then quickly dissipated. This was the first time I opened the airlock, since pitching the yeast.

I gave it another whiff the next day and it smelled normal - like beer nothing weird. It actually smelled pretty good. However, I've been reading that sulfer-smells usually entail an infection if its not a lager.

So I looked at the beer a little closely and I see these stuff on the top of my wort, its extremely thin, its covering about 30% on the top of my carboy. It doesn't seem to be growing, it looks really thin, almost like a thin, colorless/hazy flake(s) on the top of my wort. I didn't pick this up sooner because I didn't notice it on my wort, its almost hidden if you don't shine a light on it. I don't know if those are yeast rafts or krausen that managed to make it on top of my wort or worse an infection *gulp*

Here is a pic of it, it was a pain in the ass to take but if you look you'll see this white haze on top of the fermentor, let me know what you think.

My fermentation temp is pretty high, its at 78, I'm using White Labs Trappist Ale yeast. Keep in mind this has been fermenting for a little more than 3 weeks.



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