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Old 05-01-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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I'm brewing my fist lager, a German Pils, using WLP 830. Even when I made the starter and when it was fermenting it made a sulfur odor. I see in some older post some say this is normal, but I thought a sulfur oder met an infection. But the yeast itself kind of had that odor when I pitched it into my starter. Is this a characteristic of the yeast or an infection?

 
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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It's pretty common for German lagers to throw off sulfur smells, especially when fermenting at higher temperatures. Is your starter at room temp?
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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My Dortmundor Export smelled like ass while fermenting.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:59 PM   #4
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Yes, the starter was at room temp. I just didnt think this was normal.

 
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