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Munton and Fison Ale Dry Yeast

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Munton and Fison Ale Dry Yeast

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Muntons brewer’s yeast has been a popular favorite for many years amongst the homebrew community worldwide, gaining an enviable reputation for its consistent healthy performance, its hardy nature and its clean finish.

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Muntons brewer’s yeast is a dried brewer’s yeast that produces a powdery flocculation with an apparent attenuation of 70%. Ideal fermentation temperature is between 64° – 70°F to produce an alcohol tolerance of 8% ABV. It provides low ester formation but with relatively high residual sugar giving good body and mouth feel.
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Tried it and it let me down.
I have read alot about Muntons and people that swear by it and people that say it is horrible. I decided to use it on my third brew kit which was identical process to the first two that I used Safale US-05 on. I rehydrated this per instructions and pitched it at about 70 degrees that remained pretty constant for fermentation. I let it sit in primary for two weeks and took my hydrometer reading 1.020. Racked into seconday and took reading at 1.020. So yes Muntons let me down and did not fermentate down to the FG I needed. I pitched 1/2 a pack of Safeale US-05 and hope that will get the FG down closer to 1.010. I will not use this yeast again. The extra dollar or two for Safeale -US-05 is well worth it in my opinon.
April 26, 2013
Excellent Stuff for the price!
You can always upgrade and spend fortunes on anything you do, but if you're basic like me, this stuff fits the bill and withstands a wide range of temperature for fermenting. It even worked at 60 degrees in my basement! Thank goodness since my wife kicked me out of the kitchen!
February 10, 2013
Good basic yeast
I have used this yeast 4 times, and every time the bulk of fermentation is done within 30 hours(1.045 down to 1.010). I cant comment on the the yeast flavor but so far the yeast has been reliable and i will always have a few in the cupboard.
February 18, 2013
Backup Yeast
I purchased several packets of this yeast to keep in the fridge as a backup. At it's price this is hard to beat, inexpensive insurance just in case you have to re-pitch.
February 24, 2013
For carbonation
I use this yeast (half a pack) to carbonate Barley Wine which has a high alcohol content and has been aged a long time. The original yeast are dead so I have to add new ones when I bottle. This is the least expensive yeast I could find and it works ok.
March 28, 2013
Reliable yeast!
I HIGHLY recommend that every brewer have one or 2 of these sitting in the fridge just in case.
April 8, 2013
Munton and Fison Ale Dry Yeast
I love it. It brews fast, it's done in 4 to 6 days. I've seen firmation start within ten minutes of pitching.
August 2, 2016
A bargain
A great price for good yeast. I use this yeast for my ales and it works well. Sometimes it takes a little longer to get going or finish, but in the end its all good._x000D_I also use it for beers that I've aged, I add it to the bottling bucket so it can carbonate from the priming sugar.
April 13, 2013
Great Yeast
This yeast is perfect for many styles of beer, as long as you don't exceed 6% ABV. Just pitch it dry and it will be fermenting away by tomorrow. It finishes clean and doesn't produce any off favors as long as you ferment below 75 degrees. Also, you can't beat the price.
May 31, 2013
Fast acting, very viable, high carbage
This yeast... after all my experience using liquids was a real killer! Didn't make a starter of course, but did hydrate. Started going nuts within four hours. I will admit, I had a warm fermentation at about 70F-73F. Check it here!_x000D__x000D_ SG at a week as the krausen had almost fully fallen by then.. was down to 1.020 from a 1.067 OG. Krausen fell next day but SG was still 1.020. Left it another week and got down to 1.014._x000D__x000D_Cold crashed for 3 days and bottled. I always do a test sip at one week and miraculously this stuff was heavily carbed by then. At two weeks this stuff is awesome. _x000D__x000D_This is like the complete opposite of WLP001. It works very fast, doesn't impart too much of a yeasty flavor, and does NOT finish out very clear. The clarity thing aside, this is different in that respect as novice homebrew drinkers feel no stomach upset with this stuff... even if you stir in the sediment._x000D_
July 3, 2013
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What is the temperature range of this yeast? This is the second batch I have tried that the yeast did not take. This last batch I was careful to gently swirl it in at exactly 65 degrees, and the fermenter is at 64 degrees. No activity in 60 hours. When I used to brew 20 years ago Munton & Fison was my yeast of choice and never had a failure.
A shopper on Jun 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have had good success starting all yeasts in orange juice. I think a higher temperature, say in the 80s might benefit you better. You might take the precaution then of matching thiz active starter to the temperature of your batch.
pay no attention to my previous question- it is clearly stated in the product description. Now I have to figure out why my yeast isn't going. Basic recipe, 3.3lbs light malt syrup, 2 lbs dme, 1 lb crystal
A shopper on Jun 8, 2017

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