Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale: Sulfur smell in starter

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Finn, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Finn

    Finn Initiate (119) Nov 20, 2003 Pennsylvania

    Hey folks, anybody else notice a strong sulfur/egg smell from wyeast 1084?
    I made my starter today as usual, pitched about 70 F, and two hours later it reeks! I've used this strain a few times before and never noticed this. Anybody? I'm wondering if I should just grab some dry yeast after my brew tomorrow and ditch this thing.
  2. Finn

    Finn Initiate (119) Nov 20, 2003 Pennsylvania

    I'll also add that when I opened the smack pack I smelled it and it did not strike me as sulfury then.
  3. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Smelling sulfur is common with lots of yeast strains. While I recall 1084 always smelling bready, the sulfur smell should settle down after fermentations. Use your yeast.