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Old 01-21-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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I am going to be making a pliny the elder clone from abs and the two yeast options are liquid wyeast american ale 1056 and the dry danstar nottingham. I was debating on which one to use? It says filtration is necessary for the wyeast which i do not have the equipment to do that. What do you guys think? Also, if I choose the danstar, would I need to pitch 2 packets or just 1? Thanks.

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Old 01-21-2010, 08:06 PM   #2
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I would use either Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs 001 or Safale US-05. I guess Nottingham would probably work fine too. For pitching rates see the Pitching Rate Calculator:

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Old 01-21-2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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Don't use Nottingham. Wrong flavor profile. Use California yeast for sure

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Wyeast 1056/WLP001/S-05 is the yeast called for in the official recipe.

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okay, i will use the 1056 and use a big starter. i dont have filtering capabilities. would it be okay to not filter it and just add irish moss towards end of boil? this is what is says on the wyeast site "Normally requires filtration for bright beers. DE or pad filtration recommended. "

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would it be okay to not filter it and just add irish moss towards end of boil?
Yes that should be fine
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Don't use Nottingham. Wrong flavor profile. Use California yeast for sure
I would go for the nottingham if you have the ability to ferment between 62 and 67 degrees. White Labs 001, US-05 and Nottingham are virtually indistinguishable if properly fermented. The difference being that nottingham will attenuate a little bit better, floculate a little better but it won't tolerate high temps well.

Nottingham has gotten a bad reputation because of the recall, but it is IMO, one of the best all around yeasts available if you properly control the fermentation temperature.

It's really funny, because the every popular sierra nevada strain is a mutation of nottingham............... also...nottingham does not require filtration for bright beers...it drops like a rock and sticks to the bottom of the fermenter like glue.
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I would go for the nottingham if you have the ability to ferment between 62 and 67 degrees. White Labs 001, US-05 and Nottingham are virtually indistinguishable if properly fermented. The difference being that nottingham will attenuate a little bit better, floculate a little better but it won't tolerate high temps well.

Nottingham has gotten a bad reputation because of the recall, but it is IMO, one of the best all around yeasts available if you properly control the fermentation temperature.

It's really funny, because the every popular sierra nevada strain is a mutation of nottingham............... also...nottingham does not require filtration for bright beers...it drops like a rock and sticks to the bottom of the fermenter like glue.
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WLP001 would be my first choice

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The real thing isn't even remotely clear so I wouldn't sweat yeast choice based on floculation.

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