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Offline Fire Rooster

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AHA Easy Amber Ale
« on: May 15, 2020, 03:33:59 am »
The recipe on AHA https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/easy-amber-ale/
suggests Nottingham fermentation range of 68-70f.

This recipes video link https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/the-easy-guide-to-making-beer/
suggests Nottingham fermentation range of 64-82f.

A packet of Nottingham yeast lists a fermentation range of 50-72f.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2020, 04:04:49 am by Fire Rooster »

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AHA Easy Amber Ale
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 05:05:55 am »
That could have been a typo (82 vs 72), or Lallemand could have lowered the upper temp in the range for best performance between the time the video was made and today. Either explanation is plausible but neither are fact.

I recall other yeast temp range changes over time. I believe this could be a result of better mfr sensory analysis but I am not sure.

Likewise, I’ve seen Nottingham (older) packages with 1 gram per liter pitch rate and others (more recent) with .5-1 gram per liter pitch rate.

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Re: AHA Easy Amber Ale
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 05:51:19 am »
That could have been a typo (82 vs 72), or Lallemand could have lowered the upper temp in the range for best performance between the time the video was made and today. Either explanation is plausible but neither are fact.

I recall other yeast temp range changes over time. I believe this could be a result of better mfr sensory analysis but I am not sure.

Likewise, I’ve seen Nottingham (older) packages with 1 gram per liter pitch rate and others (more recent) with .5-1 gram per liter pitch rate.

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That's what I thought, typo, mistakes are made.  Attempting to help those who
can edit stuff.  Hate for someones first try at brewing to stick it in a
82 degree closet, and ending up fermenting at 92 degrees.  Meant
nothing by this post, other than to help AHA.  Video was posted
March 2020 on AHA YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6jVCdER3W4

« Last Edit: May 15, 2020, 06:05:19 am by Fire Rooster »

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Re: AHA Easy Amber Ale
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 11:36:56 pm »
Personally, I hate Nottingnam, but I really hate it fermented remotely warm (over 64F). The aroma of 82F-fermented "ESB" made with stale LME and Notty is synonymous with "bad beginner homebrew" for me.