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Offline Podo

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Is S-04 supposed to smell like...
« on: May 25, 2010, 08:32:37 PM »
...farts?  I just bottled half a batch of a best bitter made with that yeast (made the other half with 1968), and when I was rinsing out my carboy the yeast had a mild stank to it.  Not rotten eggs, but definitely smelled like butt gas.  Any reason for that?  My beer looked perfectly normal prior to bottling, and tasted fine.
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Re: Is S-04 supposed to smell like...
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 03:18:06 AM »
Never used this yeast so can't help there but I think Butt Gas Bitter has a ring to it as a name.
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Re: Is S-04 supposed to smell like...
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 05:52:41 AM »
My wife does complain of a sulphorus character imparted by some yeast strains, mainly London and Thames valley Ales.
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Re: Is S-04 supposed to smell like...
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 10:10:55 AM »
I've smelled that too.  I think it's the homebrew ghost haunting your brew area with his farts.

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Re: Is S-04 supposed to smell like...
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 03:03:24 PM »
Can be a little sulfuric, usually cleans up with conditioning.