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Old 09-23-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hey.
Just a strange question, i've just started my second, thought i should try a pilsener, after a few days i have a yesty eggy smell, is this normal

 
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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perfectly normal to have that smell when making a lager - nothing to worry about

 
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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Some yeasts put out a lot of sulfur as an off gas to fermentation. Some members refer to that as "Rhino farts."

Perfectly normal and it goes away in a few days.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:44 PM   #4
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i agree with the above posts. I almost always at some point during fermentation have a sulphur smell. Perfectly normal.

 
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:46 PM   #5
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It's normal, but not usually terribly bad if you ferment at ideal fermentation temperatures for your yeast strain. If you ferment a lager yeast at ale temperatures, though, that'll really, really stink!
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:31 PM   #6
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ah ok cool thanks, i've just a had a friend over who has been brewing for years, and he said basicaly what you have said. but he did suggest that i stir it, because the temp dropped a bit, but i have got the temp back up to around 22'C

advise on stirring?

 
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ah ok cool thanks, i've just a had a friend over who has been brewing for years, and he said basicaly what you have said. but he did suggest that i stir it, because the temp dropped a bit, but i have got the temp back up to around 22'C

advise on stirring?
DON'T stir!

What yeast strain are you using? 22 c is getting high, even for ale yeast.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:17 AM   #8
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i'm using Ale Yeast

 
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