Originally Posted by Rhoman
Nottingham - actually my first time using dry yeast too. Sprinkled into the fermenter. I have stirplate and flasks on hand from previous experiments, but I was under the impression that sprinkling was fine for a 5gal batch.
The beer pours crystal clear, which is why the taste concerns me a little bit more... if it was cloudy I would just assume that the yeast hadn't settled out.
My hypothesis was off then. Yeasty flavor usually indicates stressed yeast, but your sprinkling of a 11.5g packet of dry yeast should have been sufficient for this light of a beer.
Just wanted to note that I was wrong, and while the flavor might be able to be aged out, it won't go away on it's own quickly like I thought. Nothing comes to mind at the moment, but I will chime in again if I think of something.