Danstar Windsor Ale Dry Yeast

SKU: Y004

Produces full-bodied, fruity English ales. Depending on the substrate, the Windsor demonstrates moderate attenuation that will leave a relatively high gravity.

Availability: In stock

$3.99

Y004

Details

Danstar Windsor ale yeast originates in England. This yeast produces a beer that is estery to both palate and nose with a slight fresh yeasty flavor. These are usually described as full-bodied, fruity English ales. Depending on the substrate, the Windsor demonstrates moderate attenuation that will leave a relatively high gravity (density). An innovative new vacuum packaging method allows the brewer to ensure that the package is fully sealed prior to use. Optimum temp: 64°-70° F

Additional Information

Manufacturer Danstar
Yeast Format Dry
Yeast Type Ale
Yeast Origin/Influence British Isles
Min Fermenting Temp 64
Max Fermenting Temp 70
Flocculation No
Min Attenuation % No
Max Attenuation % No

Customer Reviews

Awesome yeast Review by jozsó
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I love this really active yeast. Needs a little longer conditioning then other yeasts I used but it worth waiting for it!!! Does a good job! (Posted on 1/20/14)
It worked. Review by Cap'n Ron
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I used this because NB was out of the liq. yeast packs when I was ordering. There were confusing directions on the pack to start the yeast, I just dry pitched the yeast and stirred it in and it worked just fine. 4 stars because of confusing starter directions (to me at least). (Posted on 1/8/14)
Good Yeast Review by David
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I have used this twice now with great result. I just followed the instructions for rehydration and it gets going quickly and finishes as promised. (Posted on 12/29/13)
quick Review by DM
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Used with the NB Irish Draught Ale. Prepared according to yeast package and had good vigorous fermentation in less than 12 hours. Slowed to under one bubble per minute in 36. FG was on point when moved to secondary. (Posted on 12/22/13)
Took off like a champ Review by Greg
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Rehydrated before pitching and had great luck at fermentation with a Caribou slobber. (Posted on 11/21/13)
great yeast Review by Richard
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This is the first time I have used this yeast. It started fermenting within hours and was finished within 30 hours. I was a little skeptical but it has great taste and did the job. (Posted on 10/7/13)
Worked great Review by Dan
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Brewed a chocolate stout with this yeast, and friends said it was my best one yet. Kept it in my basement ~68F for 2 weeks and it came out plenty strong. (Posted on 8/20/13)
Good Yeast Review by Greg
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I'm new to home brewing but have two successful home brew sessions so far using the Danstar yeast. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." (Posted on 8/3/13)
An Excellent yeast for most if not all English brews Review by Eric
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I have used this yeast several times over the years it has never failed. I have made starters and added it directly into the fermentor. I prefer the starter method but it is not necessary unless you make a monster brew. It will ferment lower gravity beers in as little as 24 hours(of a 3% English Mild) or 1 week for my 16%monster brew(Imperial milk stout). It works great from 60* to 74*. Warmer fermentation will give more of the fruity estery, cooler temps will leave a less estery flavor. This will leave a higher finishing gravity common to most English beers. This yeast needs atleast a week to clear and if you can I suggest cold crashing your fermentor before botteling. I like this yeast for my English beers and my Colonial America style beers. (Posted on 12/6/12)
Works for me Review by Jed
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My basic brew is an authentic tasting English ale, made with amber malt extract, hopped with Galena and Goldings, and dry hopped with Fuggles. I use untreated New England well water and I cool the wort and put it right into the carboy in my 55-60 degree cellar. four weeks in the fermenter, two in the bottle, and I get no complaints! After some experimenting, I've settled on dry Winsor yeast. I like the flavor it produces, and I've had no problems in over 20 batches. (Posted on 5/16/12)
Good yeast, nice flavor, short lag time Review by Not bad
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I will give an informed review and not base it solely on the price, which Northern Brewer does not have control over. If you read the homebrew magazines, you know that Danstar changed their packaging for the dry yeast and consequently increased their price.

I have used this yeast several times and feel that it is a solid British Ale yeast. I typically observe short lag times (3-5 hours) and vigorous airlock activity after about twelve hours. It does the job, gets it done quickly, and produces a decent beer.

The flavors associated with this yeast are more fruity than the Nottingham yeast. The flocculation is a little weak (I think Palmer calls it Medium) so you have to be a little cautious when pouring out of the bottle.

I would definitely use this yeast again. (Posted on 11/10/11)
over priced Review by Jason
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I like this yeast for under $2 (Posted on 8/23/11)

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