Originally Posted by WickedLB
I get the same when I brew the my Cal Commons. I have learned to tell SWMBO that the basement smells, its the yeast, and it is supposed to smell that way. I was thinking about a Kolsch soon so that is good to know!
I like making Cal. Commons and have found the classic yeast strains for it can produce some really odd smells. Anything from banana (using white labs california ale yeast) to sulfur (using some lager yeasts)....I've just learned that smell doesn't mean much: taste samples are everything
On Tap: Barleywine, Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout (big big beer)
Fermenting: Double Simcoe IPA
On the Bench: Racer 5 IPA
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