Originally Posted by fatboy34
I posted a couple months ago regarding a rotten egg problem. I kegged after 10 days with the smell. I then purged and let it sit. I tried purging multiple times a day. It did get better with the smell getting less pungent but after 2 months it never went away. I couldn't drink it without noticing it so I ended up dumping it. Still not sure what happened, infection maybe?
Maybe the key is to keep it in the fermernter until the smell goes away? According to hydrometer it seemed done but...
Was very upsetting but going to brew it again this weekend.
This sounds exactly like my experience. Not sure what to do...my yeast, WLP 300, wasn't ultra fresh, but wasn't expired either (5 days before expiration date). I did a 2 step starter with a stir plate and all seemed well. I am afraid to brew it again, maybe try a different yeast or try to get a more fresh vial??
I was thinking possible infection too, but never had one that I'm aware of and my beer is typically great (to me and my friends at least). It's frustrating because it's such an easy recipe...not really sure what could have gone wrong other than bad yeast or an infection.