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Nottingham Yeast and Wee Heavy
« on: October 03, 2010, 11:34:57 AM »
Although my award winning Wee Heavy Recipe(NCHF 1st Place 2007) uses WY1728 , my friend that owns High Desert Brewing Company here in Las Cruces, NM brought some of his Wee Heavy over and it was marvelous. I asked him about what yeast he used and it was Nottingham. I was blown away! I never realized how versatile this yeast is, I've used it in IPA's, DIS, etc. but, never thought of it in anything Scottish. My next Scottish brew will be using this.

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Re: Nottingham Yeast and Wee Heavy
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 12:43:46 PM »
What temp did he ferment at?  I have had mixed results with Nottingham.  I always find it very perfumey/musky. 

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Re: Nottingham Yeast and Wee Heavy
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 01:58:28 PM »
Wee Heavy's should be fermented on the cool side.  Cool is the natural Temp in Scotland.  Nottingham is a yeast that performs very well at low temps, even into lager territory.

I'd suggest the low 60's, nothing more than 65F
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Re: Nottingham Yeast and Wee Heavy
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 05:09:54 PM »
I have loved Nott for its versatility and reliability . . until the problem a year or so ago. It does not seem to be the same yeast. The visible attributes of a stiff krausen seem to have wained as well. I still keep some around for emergencies, but using it as a primary yeast is not going to happen as often as once upon a time . . .
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Re: Nottingham Yeast and Wee Heavy
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 03:46:24 PM »
dhacker, I wonder if you got a batch from the "bad lot" that was a recall a year or so ago. Underattenuative and possibly mutated. It was reported that the QC got away from them on a lot or two.

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Re: Nottingham Yeast and Wee Heavy
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 05:14:40 PM »
Yeah Bob, I did get some bad packs the were recalled. The online store where I purchased it contacted me to send replacements or another strain . . my choice. I opted for US-05 instead. about a year later I tried it for my lawnmower beer. The beer turned out fine, but the yeast just did not quite seem to perform like the Nottingham of old.
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Re: Nottingham Yeast and Wee Heavy
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 11:52:10 AM »
BTW . . just read on another forum another Nottingham recall is on the way???

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