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Old 11-09-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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I heard there was a recall for Nottingham yeast...but Midwest and Northern Brewer still sell it on their website. Should I be worried about buying it?

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:15 PM   #2
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I heard the same thing from my LHBS two weeks ago....but the guy told me that the recall was complete and that Nottingham had replaced all of his recalled stock.

His main gripe was that he had to replace the Notty packet by packet in all his kits that used Notty.

He mentioned that the problem was that the yeast took a very long time to start and that once it started it didn't ferment out.

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:18 PM   #3
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Ok. My LHBS didn't have any because of the recall, they said. Maybe the store owner was just lazy in reordering more.

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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I think this was the only lot number affected by the recall
Lot #1081140118V

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FYI I used Notty this weekend purchased from my LHBS and use Notty almost exclusively and have purchased it with no issues throughout the year.

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Old 11-09-2010, 07:00 PM   #6
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Just curious, but does anyone know the reason for the recall. I recently made Orfys mild, and used Notty in it. I pitched the yeast, had krausen, then it fell within 12 hours, this at 65 degrees. Either this beer fermented out really fast, or my Notty died. I will take a gravity reading tonight, but that doesn't seem right.

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I used notty in my stout, the bubbling went for about 36 hours and stalled out. I did have a krausen, but that also dissappeared. I did rack it to a secondary and the past few days I see nothing happening.

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Here is a quote from this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/bad-bad-notty-199546/

"October 6, 2010

Over the last few weeks we have received several inquiries from homebrewers regarding Nottingham lot #1080961099V exp. date 12/2011 stating that they were experiencing slow start of fermentation and/or poor fermentation performance. Internal tests conducted on a cross-section of sachets of this batch over several weeks have indicated normal performance, but given the widespread geographical nature of the comments being received, we feel it is best to ask retailers and distributors to return any inventory of this specific batch rather than risk brewers having a negative experience with our products. "

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That is great, but what to do if we used that strain and have issues?

I used a bucket as a primary and let is do it's thing. I did not open it until I put it the secondary. In the secondary it has no head at all and see very few bubbles. It was in the primary for 10 days.

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That is great, but what to do if we used that strain and have issues?

I used a bucket as a primary and let is do it's thing. I did not open it until I put it the secondary. In the secondary it has no head at all and see very few bubbles. It was in the primary for 10 days.
Did you take a gravity reading? You can tell if fermentation took place and how well it attenuated by seeing if you hit your target FG. If it did not ferment, maybe you could throw another packet in. If there are fermentables left you should be able to kick start it. Can't hurt. Better then dumping I would say. At least you can give it another shot with healthy yeast cells.

Also, I usually see very little activity in my secondary, except maybe some CO2 release from the airlock. Doesn't necessarily mean that it is stuck. It probably finished off in primary. Take a gravity reading it should give you a better shot at seeing if you hit the FG.
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