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Old 07-15-2010, 02:02 AM   #1
jonbomb
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I was rehydrating my yeast for the first time...
I microwaved a glass of water threw it in a little bowl. I let the temperature drop down to 98 degress... but instead of waiting 20 mins... I immediatly started mixing it.... then I let it sit for 20 mins and now im mixing it again.

It smells like rotten eggs and its not real thick like its suposed to be...

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:11 AM   #2
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i've pitched at that temp a couple times. you usually end up with shocked yeast, so fermentation is slower, but not usually dead. sulphur smell? probably bad yeast in the first place

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:23 AM   #3
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98F, right? That's pretty average for rehydrating AFAIK. Some manufacturers recommend as high as 104F.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:24 AM   #4
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lots of yeast make sulphur smells. dont worry about that

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:06 PM   #5
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Yea when I left this morning it seemed like it was fermenting... bubbles in the airlock and I could smell the wort.

 
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