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Parker36

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If you can get it, I would stick with the Notty. Dry yeast gets a bad rap, but Nottingham is very high quality and is a favorite of many brewers. If you are dead set on the liquid, however, look for something that finishes with not much of a yeast profile (White Labs California Ale comes to mind) with a mid range attenuation.

Hope this helps, but remember there is nothing wrong with dry yeasts
 
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i have an unexplainable phobia of dry yeast, but if they have the Notty, i'll try it. Thanks for the reply, i really appreciate the help. i suck at internet research, so you guys are a huge help.
 

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White Labs does make a liquid version of Nottingham called WLP039, but it is seasonal and I don't think it is out right now.
 

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OMFG, why do you dislike Nottingham? It's so easy, it makes great beer, and it's cheap. So cheap that you don't have to worry about collecting it. A local brewery with a 7 bbl system uses Notty pretty much exclusively and they make some GREAT beers. They're busting at the seams and moving towards a 25 bbl system. Don't fear the dry yeasts for any of your American Ales. Notty and Safale-05 are my go-to's for anything american.
 

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IT is too bad you are not in CO. I just washed the notty out of my Nut Brown last night. It was my first time doing a Yeast wash and was mostly for practice but I love the Notty. I am eager to try out the washed version

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I was afraid of dry yeasts at one time, then I followed some sage wisdom from HBT members. Now I use Nottingham in the vast majority of everything I brew.
 

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+3,296 in support of Nottingham yeast. Fear not the dry yeast - well, except Muntons 6g packets and the stuff you get taped on the top of a kit-in-a-tin. :D

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i don't dislike the nottingham, i've never used it. i just said i was wierd about dry yeast. it sounds like this "notty" stuff is the way to go.
 

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+17,874,439 for Notty

It's the schizzz.........!!!!

When I started brewing, I had kits with Muntons. It sucked. Then I got caught in the liquid yeast phase (WLP 001 is pretty good, though).

Now, it's Notty for all my ales and Saflager-23 for all my lagers (use two packs; starters are unnecessary). It's so easy and cheap there's no need to harvest/wash.

Notty ferments well, fast, and clean. Try it. You won't regret it.
 

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Don't fear the dry yeast young grasshopper. Notty has got to be one of the greatest yeasts ever, I use it almost exclusively, I too used to fear dry yeast because everyone told me that it was inferior but then I made Ed's Pale Ale and discovered it's greatness.
 

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Holy cow... you guys are using Nottingham primarily? It's that good? I used some kind of French "dry ale" yeast today and didn't bother to rehydrate. So what is everyone's "go-to" lager yeast?
 

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i don't dislike the nottingham, i've never used it. i just said i was wierd about dry yeast. it sounds like this "notty" stuff is the way to go.
I started an IPA a few days ago and I used Nottingham after re-hydrating. It went to work in a short time with no porblem. It was suggested to just pitch straight to the primary, but I didn't. I am sure that if I had, it would have done just as well. I only allowed 30 minutes to re-hydrate this stuff and it was quite active when I pitched it.

It was suggested by my LHBS rep. that WLP-005 is a good replacement for Nottingham. Any comments on this?

Salute! :mug:
 
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you guys were right, that nottingham is cheap and it started fermenting just fine. Damn i love learning !!!
 

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My favorite yeast .. I have used it more than any other ..

It is just alot easier for beers like the famous haus ale...

No yeast snob here !
 

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I'm just pist my notty experience was a bust...72 hours to start and 3 days later...bananas.

fyi...the lot # wasn't on the "notty" list...

poooooooo
 

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The OP has said several time that Nottingham dry isn't available, NOT that he doesn't want to use it.

WLP039 Nottingham Ale Yeast is currently available according to their website.
 

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I have used Nottingham for years, and never had any problem. I used to 'proof' it, but found it unnecessary, and I read somewhere that it can shock the yeast unless you are careful to proof it with the same sugars in your actual wort.
 

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I use Nottingham almost exclusively also. The only time that I use "special" yeast is if I'm making a Belgian or something.
 

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I use dry, usually switching between Notty an 05, for just about every beer I make. The only times I use a liquid strain is if I'm making a lager (which never happens) a Belgian, and a wild ale.
 

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I love dry yeasts. They are so much easier to deal with. I don't mind breaking out the stir plate and making starters for specialty brews (e.g. a Saison), but if I'm making any kind of American ale I will typically use US-05, English ale either Notty or S-04, and for many Belgians T-58 works well.
 
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