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Title: Sulphur smell from US-05?
Post by: pinnah on September 08, 2011, 05:51:14 PM
Anyone notice this smell out of this yeast?

I have it in a fridge to ferment...it smelled hoptastic the first 5 days, but the last few have been rotting eggs?  Just wondering if it is because of a closed fermentation chamber that the buildup is so evident?  FWIW, the ferment went well and is mostly done, no other signs of foul play.

Title: Re: Sulphur smell from US-05?
Post by: beersk on September 08, 2011, 06:52:18 PM
Never had a sulfur smell with US-05 and I use it a lot.
Title: Re: Sulphur smell from US-05?
Post by: pinnah on September 08, 2011, 09:58:32 PM
Thanks, yea, me neither. 

I better check the bins down below again for forgotten old goods. ::)
There has to be something lurking in that fridge.
Title: Re: Sulphur smell from US-05?
Post by: bigchicken on September 09, 2011, 12:59:38 AM
I caught a whiff of sulphur from this yeast on an IPA I did recently. The beer turned out great.
Title: Re: Sulphur smell from US-05?
Post by: mabrungard on September 09, 2011, 01:40:59 AM
How much sulfate are you adding to your water?  You might get that effect if too much is added.
Title: Re: Sulphur smell from US-05?
Post by: pinnah on September 09, 2011, 01:59:50 PM
Shucks, thanks for the thoughts fellas.

Sure enough, there was half a cabbage head in a ziplock in the left crisper. :-[
NASTY and goopy,  wow, that is gross. ::)
I really don't remember stashing that in there.

Duh, ummm, all is well here, although the smell lingers. 
I am going to have to swear off multi use in the "fermentation chamber".





Title: Re: Sulphur smell from US-05?
Post by: Hokerer on September 09, 2011, 04:37:21 PM
That is hilarious, nasty, but hilarious