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Danstar Nottingham Ale Dry Yeast


SKU# Y005

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Low concentrations of fruity and estery aromas, neutral for an ale yeast, allowing the full natural flavor of malt to develop. Good tolerance to low fermentation temperatures allow this strain to brew lager-style beer.


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The Nottingham strain was selected for its highly flocculent (precipitating) and relatively full attenuation (transforming sugar into alcohol) properties. It produces low concentrations of fruity and estery aromas and has been described as neutral for an ale yeast, allowing the full natural flavor of malt to develop. Good tolerance to low fermentation temperatures, 14°C (57°F), allow this strain to brew lager-style beer. Optimum temp: 57°-70° F. An innovative new vacuum packaging method allows the brewer to ensure that the package is fully sealed prior to use.

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Yeast FormatDry
Yeast StyleNo
Min Fermenting Temp57
Max Fermenting Temp70
Min Attenuation %No
Max Attenuation %No
4.6 / 5.0
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It’s Alive, It’s Alive
Fast shipping and currently fermenting away with my Irish Red Ale extract kit. No worries with this yeast. Thanks NB!
February 24, 2018
2 months ago
Excellent Yeast
I've used this yeast many time. It is an excellent general-purpose ale yeast.
February 22, 2018
2 months ago
Nottingham Alle Yeast
My go to yeast. Quick, clean fermentation. Yeast settles quickly.
November 12, 2017
6 months ago
Great Yeast for HIGH OG
This came with my Irish Red Ale kit. I make high OG beer by adding 4lbs of cane sugar(30min) and 3 peeled and diced potatoes to the primary bucket. This yeast has great full attenuation properties(transforming sugar into alcohol). My OG was 1.086 and FG was 1.008 with this beer/yeast combo. Leaving me with an ABV at 10.24%. Not including the potato starch...!! Great yeast for high OG...
October 27, 2017
The first pack arrived dead. Northern Brewer replaced it within 2 days. That one was also dead. If you use this brand of yeast, always make a yeast starter.
August 22, 2017
9 months ago
Danny C
Fresh & on point.
cakes very tight, great for my stout
May 23, 2017
11 months ago
good for English styles
I use this for all my English style ales. Always gives me a great tasting ale, have an Irish Red in the fermented now that I used this for. Has a good shelf life so it's nice to have some around to use when you need it.
March 3, 2017
1 year ago
The Northernbrewer directions are wrong
The back of the dry yeast says, start the yeast by puting it in some warm water. Northernbrewer directions say, if you are using dry yeast, you have no preparation before use.
February 19, 2017
1 year ago
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review. Both methods should result in great beer. We do not suggest re-hydration for beginners due to the extra risk associated with adding yeast to water that is at too high of a temperature. We have had great beers with both methods and encourage you to use the method that you are comfortable with.
February 20, 2017
Todd JStaff
Fermenting machine
I didn't oxygenate, but I did use the 1 drop of olive oil per gallon trick. Without making a starter it took of in a 1.080 wort in less than 12 hours. Fermentation was epic. Be prepared for blow-outs (I had a gallon on the floor, beer on the ceiling, and the carboy was palpably warm more than a day after pitching). If you absolutely, positively need fermentation to occur, accept no substitutes. Just be prepared for a clean up job. Leaves a neutral yeast character with a malt forward profile and good attenuation and flocculation.
September 9, 2016
Good stuff
Solid ale yeast, worked as described. No complaints.
February 20, 2016
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Can you store it in the refrigerator below 40 degrees, above freezing?
A shopper on Dec 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes, I always store the yeast in the frig. until I use it. I have even used it a year later and it was still fine. But, I do suggest you use a stir plate and activate the yeast and make sure it is still active before actually pitching it into your brew. The fresher the yeast is the better it multiplies, but you can also buy some new yeast, than mix half of the new stuff with half of the older yeast packet and that will normally work just fine.
Would this be a good yeast to harvest and save for future batches? Then it would be a wet... best to just buy a wet and harvest that?
James B on Feb 14, 2017

I have used Nottingham for several years. I have washed the latest purchase (2 packs) eight times and still had initial fermentation within three hours of pitching. I have sensed no off-flavors due to yeast. I plan to wash twice more (10 washes total) then buy two more packs and start again. I might even keep washing the current batch to see how long it will be viable. I tried liquid yeast and was not impressed.

Jim P
What is the yeast cell count for an 11 gram packet of Nottingham yeast?
Brian M on Jul 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These packs have about 180 billion cells in them.

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