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Old 06-23-2009, 08:45 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by PaulStat View Post
Hi Guys,

I'm getting a similar smell from my starter I made yesterday, I used some yeast washed a month ago. Should I ditch the starter? It really does stink of sour milk.

From the starter? Boy, I don't know. I mean, there are all kinds of smells during from fermentation, but if your starter has a lacto infection, it can ruin the whole batch.

I guess I'd let it ferment out, and then see what the result is. If it still smells bad, I'd toss it.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:52 PM   #12
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Yeah bro - Relax and take pride in the fact the the yeasties are having a grand ol' party in yer wort right now.

Seriously tho- depending on the ingredients as well as the type of yeast you are using, you will get a myriad of different smells from tasty beer type smells to nasty rotten egg smells. This is all normal.


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