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Old 10-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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Got a 5 gallon batch with safeale 05 that I pitched last night woke up and had a sulfur smell. Is there anything I can do to correct this?


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Old 10-05-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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What type of cider/juice did you use?

Did you make any additions other than yeast?

I believe it should go away over time, but hard to be sure without knowing exactly what went into it.


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Old 10-05-2011, 02:57 PM   #3
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It will likely go away over time. Apples have alot of sulfur compounds in them, or the yeast coverts something in them into hydrogen Sulfide gas(rotten egg smell). I started a cider on Saturday and Monday when I opend the Fermentation freezer to check on it I got blasted by Satans butthole. As of today its alot better hehe.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:55 PM   #4
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I used campden tabs and pectic enzymes. Along with 1 lb brown sugar and wyeast nutrition.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:00 PM   #5
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The campden tablets are probably the reason for your sulfur smell.

If you are using pasteurized cider I see no reason for using campden tablets. I use raw cider and I still don't use campden, I haven't had any horrible infections yet.

The smell/taste will go away over time.

ETA: It's going to get worse before it gets better!
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #6
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Gotcha thanks for info, it was unpasturized cider the HB shop recommend them and being my first cider I just got em. I'm Glad to hear it will go away thanks for the fast response


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