Last week, I brewed Excelsior Altbeir from Midwest (Excelsior Altbier
). I am very much a beginner -- this was my fifth ever batch -- and I've only used dry yeast so far. I grabbed the wrong yeast on accident and pitched Safale US-05 from another kit instead of the Munton's 6 gram dry yeast that came with it.
So, I have a couple questions.
1. Should I have any worries about the fermentation of the beer? The airlock activity has not been exceptional (I know that's not a sign...). I have not taken a hydrometer reading since before pitching. Today is a week. I usually do at least 2-3 weeks in a primary before bottling.
2. Not knowing how different or similar these two yeast are, any thoughts on how the beer might turn out?
3. The Safale yeast was for another kit that I am going to brew soon -- Northern Brewer's Honey Brown Ale (Honey Brown Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains : Northern Brewer
). Any thoughts on using the Munton's 6 gm dry yeast for that kit or should I go get some Safale US-05 as they intend for their kit.