Originally Posted by doublebogey10
I'm not too worried about the fermentation, I suppose. Will take a reading this weekend. It's at 64 degrees right now.
I guess I am more concerned about the taste of this one -- I've heard that about US-05 so hopefully it will be just fine -- and if I can use the Muntons on my Honey Brown Ale. Although perhaps this is a good time to get down to the LHBS and step up to liquid yeast.
At 64º, you might not see a huge amount of activity. You are seeing some
, though, right?
I did a bit more browsing around. People tend to not be thrilled with Muntons. The story seems to be that it tends to sputter out before desired FG. As far as profile goes, though, it seems to be a clean yeast like US05.
If you're in a pinch and need to use it, I'm sure you'll be fine. But, if you're going to be going to the LHBS anyway, it might be worth picking something else up (either a different dry yeast or a liquid yeast). Hopefully, somebody who has actually used Munton's yeast will chime in.