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Old 01-31-2011, 04:54 PM   #101
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oh yeah, my rehydrated Notty didnt look like other times. little to no creamy action. i saved the packet and will have to see if it is one of the bad batches. (* I rehydrated two, both were the same; put one in fridge & pitched in second).
I"m thinking about brewing this, but I'm nervous about the Notty too. I've had it screw up a 10gal batch and threw away 8 packs of it. I just bought two more for this beer. Hopefully Danstar's troubles are behind them.
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PTN, glad you were up and about enough to get off an extract batch!
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Yes, I was hurting this morning, definetly overdid it yesterday. Brewing three batches on crutches, extract or not, pretty much makes every single part of your body sore. But they all got done, thanks very much to Tim, Spawn #2's boyfriend, who did all the heavy lifting.

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Old 01-31-2011, 09:22 PM   #103
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I"m thinking about brewing this, but I'm nervous about the Notty too. I've had it screw up a 10gal batch and threw away 8 packs of it. I just bought two more for this beer. Hopefully Danstar's troubles are behind them.

Don't fear the Nottingham. Notty is my favorite yeast. It's clean, it's fast, it's inexpensive, it drops out well, and it's neutral. What more can you ask for in a general purpose yeast? Yes they had a few bad batches a while ago, but it's still a quality product.

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Old 01-31-2011, 10:08 PM   #104
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Don't fear the Nottingham. Notty is my favorite yeast. It's clean, it's fast, it's inexpensive, it drops out well, and it's neutral. What more can you ask for in a general purpose yeast? Yes they had a few bad batches a while ago, but it's still a quality product.

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I love Notty as well, ferment it at 60° and it is nice and clean, ferment at 66-67° to bring out some English ale characteristics, and man does it clear like a dream!

I found a packet in my fridge that expired in 2006, I'm thinking of brewing a batch of this mild with it and see how it does.. maybe I can figure how to stream an IR web-cam live so I can watch the fermentation from inside my fermentation fridge on the net while at work etc.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:42 PM   #105
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update: the Notty is alive and working... tiny thin krausen within 24hours.

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Old 02-02-2011, 02:04 AM   #106
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Mine is at day 10 and still sitting at 1.014 so I'm dropping the temp to 44 degrees. It will sit at that temp until Saturday when I'll bottle and keg it. Flavor isn't much changed from the 7 day sample. Is anyone else getting a strong tartness from the nottingham?

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:53 PM   #107
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aw man, just saw that the packet of Nottingham I used is from the lot for which they did in the second recall. gd it !

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I wonder if I should still try to make this one and submit it, but I just don't think I can pull off another brew until at least the 19th, which is cutting it pretty close.

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Bottled 2 gallons and kegged 3 tonight. Flavor has really come together. I'll be serving the kegged version on nitro for the super bowl on sunday. That's what I call a quick turn around! You guys are going to have to really bring it for the competition!

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Bottled 2 gallons and kegged 3 tonight. Flavor has really come together. I'll be serving the kegged version on nitro for the super bowl on sunday. That's what I call a quick turn around! You guys are going to have to really bring it for the competition!
It's a good thing you are so far away, I would be over there drinking your beer! a nitro poured mild.... sounds like magic!
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