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Old 11-30-2007, 09:41 PM   #1
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I just mistakenly ordered an Oatmeal Stout kit with Munton's dry yeast, instead of liquid Irish Ale yeast. I also have a packet of Nottingham's lying around from another kit which I didn't use, and I'm wondering which would be a better much for the style? Or are both so inappropriate that I should go ahead and order a liquid yeast instead?

Thanks in advance for any pointers.



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Old 11-30-2007, 11:23 PM   #2
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You could use the Nottingham. Another good choice would be Safale S-04.



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Old 11-30-2007, 11:27 PM   #3
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yeast isn't generally THAT critical for a stout. You'll be fine with any typical dry ale yeast.

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Old 12-01-2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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I'd use the Nottingham over the Muntons..

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+1 on the Nottingham. It's starting to replace s-04 in alot of my batches because it is so darn quick. I just started using it and have been very happy.

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Notthingham makes an excellent stout. I'd steer clear of the Muntons yeast altogether personally, my experiences with those yeasts have always been sub-par.

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Muntons can't handle the more complex sugars, so you would end up with a high FG and overly sweet. Muntons works fine with the "can of extract & a kilo of sugar recipes".

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Good old Sheriff of Nottingham is the best stuff in a packet for my money.
Brew it cool, it acts like a lager yeast(even for cider), brew it warmer for great ales, stouts, and porters.

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Thanks for the advice, everyone -- I'll go with the Nottingham.

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And the win goes to Nottingham with the shut out over Munton's!! Even rainbow hair guy digs it!!!



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