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Old 01-30-2010, 02:31 AM   #1
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This is the first time I have ever brewed w/o putting the hops (pelletized) in a bag during the boil. I threw them directly into the wort and, admittedly, I failed to filter out the bulk of the trub when transferring to primary (experimenting with different techniques). Whether or not its the hops, cold break or hot break, I am now enjoying a smell during fermentation reminiscent of a cat box. Its an oatmeal raisin porter, which I have done before without any problems. I also used the same yeast the last time- British Ale WLP005. The only variables (obvious, anyway) are my failure to remove the trub, and my decision to not use a grain bag to keep out the hop sediment. There is a lovely layer of krausen on top and the whole business seems to be in order, but there is just a very strong odor going along with it... perhaps it's the raisins?

 
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:35 AM   #2
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Sounds like sulphur, that is common with some yeasts

Raisins? Maybe...

I am sure it is all good, keep your nose away from it

 
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:42 AM   #3
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Enjoy that smell, it's the smell of beer being created!
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #4
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I had a Cream Ale that made it difficult to open the door to the room where it was fermenting.

All is good - Its just the yeast.

The first time SWMBO got a wiff of it she wanted me to throw it out. It turned out to be one of her favorites.

 
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:54 PM   #5
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Heh, sweet irony, huh? Something that tastes so good starts so foul, even the unfermented wort...ugh! Its just odd that I have brewed I think 8 beers, 3 cysers and 2 apple braggots, and have never experienced this smell. Anyhow, thanks for the assurance, everyone!

 
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