Nottingham Yeast and Clarity

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Just curious if anyone else has had this. Danstar advertises Nottingham as highly flocculent yeast, yet both beers I have brewed with it have turned out somewhat cloudy. The first was an all grain 70/- from Northern Brewer (they sell it as a 60/-, but I got 80+ efficiency) and the second a Blonde that I just put in the keg that was the back end of my Parti-gyle experiment (Second runnings plus 2 lbs. Light DME and 1 lb. Honey). I used a Whirfloc tab in both batches. Maybe my processes? Maybe one of the other ingredients? I have had clear beers with my procedures and other yeasts. In the end I don't really mind because I am fine tuning my house beers, but I'm curious if Nottingham is as flocculent as they want you to believe.
 

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i have had the same with my latest beers (since i stopped using liquid yeast for a while) used Notty on both of them, and they're cloudy. possibly coincidence?
 
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i have had the same with my latest beers (since i stopped using liquid yeast for a while) used Notty on both of them, and they're cloudy. possibly coincidence?
Were your batches all-grain or extract? I was thinking that it might have something to do with all-grain brewing but like I said I have had clear all-grain beers with other yeasts. Beyond the clarity I like Nottingham as a yeast - a little spice on the back end but very neutral. I brewed both batches around 62*F.
 

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one extract beer, one AG. I agree, I like nottingham a lot, it's a good reliable go-to yeast.
 

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I use nottingham often, and it seems to be very flocculant and it also seems to make a really tightly packed yeast cake on the bottom. My beers are crystal clear with that yeast, without any finings except whirlfloc, in 10 days.
 
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I use nottingham often, and it seems to be very flocculant and it also seems to make a really tightly packed yeast cake on the bottom. My beers are crystal clear with that yeast, without any finings except whirlfloc, in 10 days.
Could I be getting chill haze ??? Thing is the beer isn't clear at warm temps so the cold isn't changing anything.
 

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Try cold-crashing your beer before racking to keg. Combine the cold-crash with some fining agent - gelatine is arguably simplest, though prepared doses of isinglass are just as easy. Leave it cold-crashed for at least a week, then rack to keg.

Patience is also a very good fining agent. ;) I lack patience also, so...

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Try cold-crashing your beer before racking to keg. Combine the cold-crash with some fining agent - gelatine is arguably simplest, though prepared doses of isinglass are just as easy. Leave it cold-crashed for at least a week, then rack to keg.

Patience is also a very good fining agent. ;) I lack patience also, so...

Bob
Patience is a virtue, but not when you have an empty keg and nothing on draught !!! :D
 
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