Skunky lager yeast

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    Last August I brewed a lager. When I racked it and when I saved the trub the odor was not pleasant, but the beer turned out great. Is this unusual? I am brewing again today and the decanted yeast that used to make a starter has the same off smell and I am at the point I need to decide to use or throw out the starter.
     
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    It's pretty common for a Lager yeast to put off some not so pleasant odors. So long as your sanitation was good, you should be fine.
    Brian
     
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    Thanks, I'm going ahead with it. The starter seems happy and the batch that it came from was one of my sons favorites. ( He's a Brian too and gave me the a starter brew kit last year)
     
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