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Old 11-23-2008, 06:40 AM   #1
Sep 2008
PEI, Canada
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I picked up a Festa Brew Pale Ale wort bag today. Mainly because I wanted to see what this yeast is all about, since alot of people swear by it. It comes with a pack of it and i'll be washing it after the primary. Second reason was because half my friends are Keiths IPA fans. The Festa WC IPA was lacking this year compared to last, so i have to satisfy my non lager friends.

so, hopefuly i'll have a stock of nottingham to go with my S-23 and take upmore fridge space.

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:11 AM   #2
Sep 2008
American Southwest
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So happens I brewed a 5 gallon extract batch of brown ale just last night and pitched with Nottingham's. I remembered to aerate the wort (for once) and pitched 2 packages without mixing. I did rock the fermenter gently about 2 hours after pitching. The wort was 65-68 degrees at pitching. OG measured 1.06

FWIW, slow airlock activity was obvious within four hours. 22 hours into the brew, I have moderately vigorous activity.

The proof will be in the pudding, of course.

My only concern is fermentation temps. Specs list the maximum at 70 deg F. Room temp is 68 deg., but the fermenter is 72 degrees indicated and probably warmer inside. I hope this yeast is of the forgiving kind.
My airlock passes gas.

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Old 11-23-2008, 09:34 AM   #3
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Oct 2008
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I haven't personally used Nottingham, but from what I gather it's a very vigorous strain (ie: it can tolerate a fair deal of abuse).
Back to brewing! It's been too long!!

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