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I just ordered this. Muntons is a much underappreciated yeast that's great for smaller batches. I like to use it for three gallons of bitter or mild.
 

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Yep, I prefer my butter mild ;) ... Munton's has changed a lot over the years. When I first started brewing, about all Munton's was was "that yeast pack you get taped to the top of the lme cans". It gained a bad rep then, and still hasn't recovered too well, but is a decent yeast now.
 
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Yep, I prefer my butter mild ;) ... Munton's has changed a lot over the years. When I first started brewing, about all Munton's was was "that yeast pack you get taped to the top of the lme cans". It gained a bad rep then, and still hasn't recovered too well, but is a decent yeast now.
I totally agree. It did get a bad rap. Unfortunately it was more about the bad LME and horrible instructions that made the yeast not preform up to its potential. Its a good yeast and has much more great attributes than bad.

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I use that yeast occasionally when bottling for extra insurance when carbonating. It's cheap and comes in a small 6-gram package, so about half size normal yeast packets. I have not tried it in a ferment yet but will soon with a small batch.
 

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I don't need any more yeast varieties to try for a good long time. :rolleyes: But how does white-label Muntons compare to Muntons Premium Gold?
Muntons Gold acts like Nottingham. Regular Muntons is not high esters, but it leaves more sugar and mouth feel. I pitch one pack of regular Muntions in 5 gallon batches of bitters and pale ales. It works fine.
 
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I use that yeast occasionally when bottling for extra insurance when carbonating. It's cheap and comes in a small 6-gram package, so about half size normal yeast packets. I have not tried it in a ferment yet but will soon with a small batch.
I use it regularly in three gallon batches of bitter, mild, and other British ales.
 

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Another inexpensive yeast that I think deserves some investigation is a wine yeast, K1-V1116. It is unusual for a wine yeast; it is POF- (non-phenolic) and it can ferment maltotriose so it attenuates well. I don't know if it is diastaticus or not, but I don't think so. It does create a lot of esters but not banana esters. It has a high alcohol tolerance, and it is a "killer" yeast that doesn't like competition.

I've used it for beer once, in a lightly-hopped SMASH beer with pilsner malt and I don't remember what hops but probably something almost-noble like Sterling or Mt. Hood. I thought it turned out good; another member of my homebrew club thought it wasn't bad but tasted a little weird (the esters?) It might be good in English beers. Or maybe Belgian (celebrate the weirdness), like a Rochefort copy. I think the Rochefort yeast strain is POF-.
 

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Back when I started brewing , there was no thought as to the yeast ... the pack included with the can was what we used . I just got back into brewing and now I'm paying 10 bucks a pack for liquid yeast:no:. I was going to get some Danstar dry yeast for my next batch but I am going to check out the link to the Muntons you posted as well...thanks for the post .
 
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Back when I started brewing , there was no thought as to the yeast ... the pack included with the can was what we used . I just got back into brewing and now I'm paying 10 bucks a pack for liquid yeast:no:. I was going to get some Danstar dry yeast for my next batch but I am going to check out the link to the Muntons you posted as well...thanks for the post .
You're welcome. This is one of the few good prices for brewday stuff on Amazon.
 

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i still find it amusing you can still get this instead of having the buzz word 'ale' in the title....

 
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