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Old 12-28-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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I am brewing "Brewers best" American Light, The yeast is nottingham "Ale yeast" from Austria the only number I see on it is "e 11 g" couple more questions I came up with. Right now it is in my basement and its 59F according to the themo on the bucket, Is that to cold? Also while boiling it when it was time to add the sugar and the other powder I stired it in. I dont think I was suppose to do that? There was very little sediment when I transfered it to the bucket so I might have goofed up.

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:49 AM   #2
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Nottingham does pretty well at cooler temps. I usually ferment at around 60F.

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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+1, notty is a great clean strain at low temps, I try not to let my notty get above 64

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I am brewing "Brewers best" American Light, The yeast is nottingham "Ale yeast" from Austria the only number I see on it is "e 11 g" couple more questions I came up with. Right now it is in my basement and its 59F according to the themo on the bucket, Is that to cold? Also while boiling it when it was time to add the sugar and the other powder I stired it in. I dont think I was suppose to do that? There was very little sediment when I transfered it to the bucket so I might have goofed up.
Temp is perfect for a pseudo lager. So you're good there but...

You boiled the yeast though? Not good. Not good at all. Boiling kills the yeast.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:37 AM   #5
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Your temp is perfect.

What, exactly, did you add to the boil? dry malt extract?

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:44 AM   #6
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If ever relax dont worry have a homebrew applies in your brewing times... this is it.

Your fermenting temp is just about perfect for Notty
Stirring in extract is the best thing to do, otherwise it will all settle on the bottom of the brew pot and burn.

You're doing just fine, you really are.

Let your beer ferment in a primary for around 3 weeks. Bottle and store the carbonating bottles in a warm environment (70F) for three weeks, put the beer in a fridge for at least a week after that and then enjoy some of the best beer ever!

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I would actually suggest you go to the nearest liquor store, and pick up some really excellent craft beers that you like, or maybe something new that you want to try.

It will keep you busy while you wait for this one to finish, and will also give you some ideas for later.

It's called research, and it will help keep you from messing with your beer.

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I would actually suggest you go to the nearest liquor store, and pick up some really excellent craft beers that you like, or maybe something new that you want to try.

It will keep you busy while you wait for this one to finish, and will also give you some ideas for later.

It's called research, and it will help keep you from messing with your beer.
Listen to this man's wisdom, OP. And yes, you are indeed just fine (assuming that you cooled your wort prior to pitching your yeast).
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I would actually suggest you go to the nearest liquor store, and pick up some really excellent craft beers that you like, or maybe something new that you want to try.

It will keep you busy while you wait for this one to finish, and will also give you some ideas for later.

It's called research, and it will help keep you from messing with your beer.
Definitely take this advise! somehow i waited to long to brew and just bottled christmas eve and only have about 8 bottles of HB left so I stocked up on craft.
got me some schafley hefe, left hand milk stout nitro, a 750 of chimay red and a 750 of La Fin du Monde.
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I am not familiar with that kit but did I read that you added sugar? Would that be the priming sugar?

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