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Old 03-06-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Safale US-05 instead of Muntons Gold Dry Ale for Wheat Stout?

I would like to do a wheat stout today. For a dry yeast, the recipe called for Muntons Premium Gold Dry Ale Yeast. My lhbs did not have this but sold me safale us-05 instead.

Are these similar enough for it to work without altering taste too much?

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They are both clean yeasts. The muntons is classed as a high floc / high attenuation yeast but in a stout you might not notice much difference.

The 05 is medium/low floc yeast so it may take a little longer to clear up.

You will probably get a softer finish with the 05.
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