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Title: Stout tastes good, smells....not so good
Post by: 1vertical on June 16, 2010, 05:02:28 am
Kind of smells sulfury and has been in secondary for a couple months now....
Taste is good and bright roasty with hints of coffee. I suspect it is the Nottingham
yeast. The aroma was worse and stronger before I chilled the keg....
Can you describe the aroma of nottingham yeast when used in a stout?

Title: Re: Stout tastes good, smells....not so good
Post by: redbeerman on June 16, 2010, 04:29:21 pm
I have used Nottingham in many stouts and I don't recall ever having a sulphury aroma from it.  What was your fermentation temperature?  Grain bill?
Title: Re: Stout tastes good, smells....not so good
Post by: 1vertical on June 16, 2010, 04:44:05 pm
Fermented in Feb in a room where ambient was prolly 65 fahrenteit.

Grain Bill,
6 lbs MO two row
 0.1# wheat malt
0.50# Pale Choc
0.18# roast Barley
0.25# Black Patent
0.25# Carafoam
1# flaked maize
2# Brown Cane Sugar
servo Myces
Whirlfloc

2.5 oz tetnang plug for 60 mins

O.G. 1.060

It is a relatively minor flaw and may go away with time.  couple sips and you are past it
The beer is smooth and tastes good.
Title: Re: Stout tastes good, smells....not so good
Post by: redbeerman on June 17, 2010, 11:08:59 am
That's a lot of sugar, but I really don't see anything that would say sulphur to me.  Nottingham may produce some if your ferment temps are on the low side (~60F), but it goes away with time, much like a lager yeast.  See what more time does for you.
Title: Re: Stout tastes good, smells....not so good
Post by: bluesman on June 17, 2010, 01:25:01 pm
That's a lot of sugar, but I really don't see anything that would say sulphur to me.  Nottingham may produce some if your ferment temps are on the low side (~60F), but it goes away with time, much like a lager yeast.  See what more time does for you.

+1

Time is your best offense for this one. So you know what ole Charlie P. would say.... 8)