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Old 03-02-2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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Hey dudeskis
I'm really intrigued by yeast an he different strains impart different flavors. I'd like to start playing with my recipes and was wondering if anyone's done a thread already on how yeasts react and what flavors they give a beer.


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Old 03-05-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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http://whitelabs.com/beer/homebrew_strains.html

http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststrain.cfm

http://www.mrmalty.com/yeast.htm

Great references for what you are looking for.



 
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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Perfect. Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:18 AM   #4
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I'm fermenting a wheat with Bavarian weizen yeast and its throwing wicked sulfur smells. Is that something that just happens And then clears or do I need to correct something?
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:21 AM   #5
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Sulfur smells typically mean your yeast is infected. Don't use it and start over.

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:51 AM   #6
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It's not the yeast... Well not exclusively the yeast. My fermenter is throwing off the smell. I'm 2 days into fermenting. I know with kolsch yeast they say it produces sulfur but it'll condition out as the beer matures. Kinda hoping that's the case here :-/
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:21 AM   #7
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From my experience I have had sulphur smells during fermentation using Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan strain. Both times I used a half wheat grain bill and had vigorous fermentations.

The good news is the sulphur aged out of the final beer and everything was grand. I would suggest to leave on the primary for at least 2 weeks, even better 3 to let the yeast clean up those sulphur notes. I have not brewed any lagers yet but fellow brewers say this is common in larger fermentations.

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:34 AM   #8
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Sulphur does not mean infection. It is typical for some strains. If it is coming out of your airlock then it is being released from fermentation. Give it time and it will clear up.

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:10 PM   #9
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Thanks guys! This particular brew has been a comedy of errors, but it keeps going in spite of all my attempts to botch it up.

It was definitely fermenting somethin' fierce. I'm gonna do what you said and forget about it for a while once it gets bottled too
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #10
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Don't forget about it! Hefe is meant to be consumed young. All that sulfur you are smelling is no longer in the beer. That is why you can smell it.



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