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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
4.1 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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Excited to see the results
We used this in a small batch traditional German brew. If you activate the yeast, it kicks of fermentation within 12 hours and stays strong.
February 3, 2018
3 months ago
This stuff is out of control!
I brewed to batches of Hefewiezen with this yesterday. I rehydrated one pack as per instructions, and the other I pitched dry. The batch with the hydrated was finished and in fermentor 2 1/2 hours before the one with dry yeast was in a fermentor. Within 6 hours the dry pitched batch was fermenting away, and the rehydrated one was doing nothing by the time I went to bed at 11 pm. I checked it this morning when I woke up and fermentation was out of control and coming out of the air lock! I had to install some blow off tubing with one end in a pot of water and its bubbling like crazy and foam is starting to come into the tube! Just took a little bit for the yeast to get active. The smell coming out is awesome by the way. You won't be disapointed with this yeast.
September 11, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Great yeast, too expensive
I tried this yeast in half of a 10 gallon batch of honey wheat ale. I pitched US05 into the other half. I fermented them both at 68 deg F.The beer with the Danstar Munich was excellent. It had a very subtle and pleasant clove note, sufficient that it can be presented as a German wheat beer. This beer has been enjoyed by everybody who has tried it. Much better than the US05 batch.This was going to be a standard part of my yeast line-up, one of my stock "go to" yeasts that I keep on hand all the time.However, this yeast has more than doubled in price since I bought it just a few months ago! That quite frankly pisses me off and I'm inclined not to buy it any more. That's just gouging and I don't intend to be gouged.If it goes back down in price to a more reasonable dry yeast level then I'll be back for more.
August 23, 2011
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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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