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Danstar Munich Wheat Beer Dry Yeast


SKU# Y021

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Used by a number of commercial breweries to produce Bavarian-style wheat beers. Estery to both palate and nose with typical banana notes.


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Strain used by a number of commercial breweries to produce Bavarian-style wheat beers. The propagation and drying processes have been specifically designed to deliver high quality beer yeast that can be used simply and reliably to help produce wheat beers of the finest quality. Quick start and vigorous fermentation, which can be completed in as little as 4 days above 17° C. Medium to high attenuation Non-flocculent strain; some settling can be promoted by cooling and use of fining agents and isinglass. Estery to both palate and nose with typical banana notes. Best used at traditional ale temperatures. Optimum temp: 55°-66° F. An innovative new vacuum packaging method allows the brewer to ensure that the package is fully sealed prior to use.

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Yeast FormatDry
Yeast StyleWheat Ale
Min Fermenting Temp55
Max Fermenting Temp66
Min Attenuation %No
Max Attenuation %No
4.0 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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Prominent fruity esters and phenols
Brewed a dunkelweizen and was quite pleased with the amount of banana and cloves both in the aroma and the palate.Rather than make a starter, I merely pitched two packets of Munich yeast which gives abundant live cells and is often more economical than making a starter. This will be my go-to yeast for German style wheat beers from now on! Dry yeasts have come a long way since the flavorless,dead yeasts in the beer kits of the past.
December 6, 2011
Worked great for my hefeweizen
Doesn't get much easier than sanitizing package and pitching yeast on your wert. Fermented vigorously in my hefeweizen. Great product.
November 12, 2013
Spot On
I used this yeast to brew a Hefewiezen and it turned out amazing. Very prominant cloves in the front and light fruit and banana in the finish. My wife's German grandfather remarked that the beer tasted as good as any Hefewiezens he'd had in Germany. I will use this one from here on out, especially since it's a little cheaper and more durable than the liquid one.
November 13, 2011
Updated Review
I want to update my review of this yeast. After a little more conditioning the banana flavor has improved and the overall character has mellowed into a very nice Hefeweizen representation. I saved the yeast cake and will reuse it next week. If you want a break from the liquid yeast and the expense thereof don not have reservations to try this yeast for this style.
April 26, 2014
Positive Experience with a german wheat
My fermentation took off within 15 hours of pitching using no starter, just rehydrated yeast as in the instructions. Pitched at 70 degrees and fermented at 66. After 14 days in the primary and 14 days of bottle conditioning, the wheat is quite delicious. Subtle clove, banana, and fruit character. I'm not sure what went wrong with the first two reviewers. It could be that the yeast was mishandled by the brewer or their LHBS or just outdated. I will gladly brew with this yeast again!
April 19, 2011
Its fast
This yeast digests at a really fast rate, be prepared to use a blowoff hose when working with this yeast in large batches.
October 14, 2013
Good experience
I didn't have the same problem with this yeast as the previous reviewers. I brewed a Hefe with this yeast and it took off quickly and attenuated well. It produced the typical esters expected in this style but slightly more subtle than expected. All in all a very good yeast that I will use again.
May 19, 2010
Faster take off
I just brewed 10 gallons of Advantageous Weizenbock. But I used this dry yeast for one 5 gallon fermenter (rehydrate) and Wyeast 1945 NB NeoBritannia. This was 48 hours ago and the dry yeast batch is fermenting while the liquid one is barely started.
October 22, 2013
Make a starter
I made a 1/2 liter starter about 6 hours before brewing up a batch of Hefe. Ye Olde Fermentor is gurgling like crazy! Can't wait to taste this one in several weeks.
February 28, 2011
Fine by me
Wasn't able to keep my temps low enough on this one and it took off like crazy way above the temp range. Fermented just fine in the end though.
October 5, 2013
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Hello, I used this stuff twice for hefeweizen and I was extremely disappointed in the outcome. I found that with the same recipe, White Labs 300 makes a world of difference. I have a few of these sitting in my refrigerator and was wondering if this yeast could be used in other beers? For example, would it work for a typical ale?
S H on Feb 25, 2016

Thanks for contacting us. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the outcome of the dry yeast. Different yeast strains have different characters, and sometimes these just wont work well for a given recipe. That said, the Danstar yeast will be able to ferment other ales, but may not be the optimal choice for them, depending on the recipe. This yeast will give your beer a estery flavor, and so I wouldn't recommend it for a darker ale. You'll get the best results with German or Belgian recipes.

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