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Old 07-17-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
Jan 2011
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Made a 3000ml starter for my Wy2565 Kolsch yeast a few days ago. Its been in the fridge for 2 days, so before I decanted it, I gave it a sniff and it had a slight sulfur/eggy smell. I tasted a bit of the decanted beer and it was fine. I should mention that after I pitched the yeast into the starter, and returned home form work about 7 hours later, I had a pool of yeast on the counter. Im glad SWMBO was not at home. Nothing I can do about it now, my beer is boiling and LHBS isnt open until Tuesday. RDWHAHB.

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Old 07-17-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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Sounds normal to me. Kolsch yeasts are known to produce sulphur smells.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:07 PM   #3
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Use the yeast. Its just fine.

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Old 07-17-2011, 09:11 PM   #4
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You're fine.
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