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From: parcplace!pencin@uunet.UU.NET (Russ Pencin)
Subject: Re: hydrogen sulphide odor
Date: 1990-04-04 16:53:52 GMT

I brew a Steam knock-off regularly using Wyeast 2007 American lager - St.
Louis, and get
the sulpher odor that you discribe during the first 2 days of fermentation. At
first, I worried
( silly boy ), now I just crack the window enough to vent it out of the
bathroom. My GUESS is that
the yeast is "scrubbing" some nasty out of the wort. The other regular brew is
an english bitter
using #1098, and I get no off odors at all. Bottom-line is RELAX, atleast wait
until you rack it to
the secondary, the steal alittle, and taste it... this is the surest way to
catch a bad batch early.

Russ

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