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Old 01-21-2009, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default ESB w/ dried yeast?

Anyone ever made a ESB with dry yeast (nottingham) instead of liquid wyeast? I am curious if it turned out well and if it really would be any better than using more expensive liquid yeast. Just trying to save some money on the next batch......

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Old 01-21-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about nottingham since I haven't used it in forever, but I made an ESB with SafAle 04 that turned out well. I think it took 3rd in PNW NHC regionals last year

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fermenting a B3 esb with s 4 dry yeast, seems to be going well

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Old 01-21-2009, 09:47 PM   #4
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I'm not sure about nottingham since I haven't used it in forever, but I made an ESB with SafAle 04 that turned out well. I think it took 3rd in PNW NHC regionals last year

thats good news for me in three weeks
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:58 PM   #5
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Perfect timing on this post.

I'm getting ready to leave work as I write this to go pick up some yeast for my ESB brew session tonight.

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:01 PM   #6
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I've used 8 different yeasts in my esb recipe (almost all liquid), and Nottingham is in my top 2 or 3 favorites.

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:31 PM   #7
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I've used 8 different yeasts in my esb recipe (almost all liquid), and Nottingham is in my top 2 or 3 favorites.
I would be very interested in hearing which yeasts were used and what tasting notes, if any, you've made for them. or at least your order of preference.
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I have not done any side-by-side comparisons or anything, but the ESB's that I have done turn out just fine with notty. Now I am no judge, I am not brewing to compete, and my best quantified measure as to "how good a beer is" is how fast the keg disappears. Having prefaced with that, my last ESB lasted a mere 2 weeks between SWMBO and I, and was first choice over anything else on tap.

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White Labs English Ale WLP002 is the one I consistently use for my ESB and
it is great.

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I almost always use Notty for my ESBs. I like S-04 for an ordinary Bitter though.

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