I know it it possible to brew an Oktoberfest like beer with Nottingham Ale Yeast but how will it turn out? Will the Notty ferment it out too dry?
Is there a better use for this yeast? I bought a pack a good while ago just in case I had a batch that didn't take off. It needs to be used in the next two months according to the package. I guess I could always do a Pale Ale but I really wanted to try an Oktoberfest like beer.
Thanks for your thoughts.
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Based on the discription of the yeast, I would give it a try and ferment it cool if you can. They claim it will produce a lager type of beer when fermented at the low range of its suggested temp range of 57 to 70f. The caution that you should pitch a larger quanity of the yeast if you do plan on fermenting cold.
EdWort uses a kolsch strain in his Oktoberfest Ale, BierMuncher uses safale 04 in his, I use WLP007 in mine. Lots of variation out there, If you like Notty give it a go and please let us know what you think.