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Old 02-15-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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how do you guys feel about MUNTONS LME ? how do i decipher the date code on the bottom of the can ?

the same for NOTTINGHAM dry yeast ? i never get more than about 48 hours of vigorous activity even with different pitching techniques ? should i try two packs ??

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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I can't speak for the LME.

Nottingham is my preferred yeast for 99% of everything I brew. It totally rocks. I typically pitch one pack if the OG is less than about 1.060. I'll pitch two if it's over.

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:15 PM   #3
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Nottingham is good yeast - my last brew with it was an IPA SMASH and in two days at 65-68*F notty brought gravity from 1.083 to 1.013 without a starter. I just rehydrated a pack. If you are getting 70%+ attenuation I wouldn't worry about active fermentation time.

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I completely agree with mckbrews comments about Nottingham...

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i have two packs of nottingham right now that are only one digit apart on code but have different package colors......

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i have two packs of nottingham right now that are only one digit apart on code but have different package colors......
Recently Nottingham changed packaging. Chances are you have one of the old and one of the new. Remember boys, when it was a PITA to find Notty, some of us were about to riot.
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