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Old 12-12-2010, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default activator pack smells like rotten eggs

I just pitched an activator pack into my starter. When I opened the pack it smelled like rotten eggs. Is this normal for a lager yeast strain? The pack is about 2 months old and has been kept in my brew fridge at 37F the whole time.


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Old 12-12-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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Quite normal. Lager yeasts produce sulfur compounds during the ferment, these will (mostly) gas out before your beer is done.
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