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Old 07-23-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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The closest brewing store is over 2 hours away. I've got all the ingredients to brew a batch of Apfelwein, except for the Montrachet wine yeast. Is there a suitable replacement that I may be able to find locally???

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Unfortunately NOT unless you have a wine or beer store local.

Order some Montrachet...AHS usually takes a day or 2, you could be brewing by the weekend.

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Don't even think about bread yeast.
I know you are.
Stop it.

Just order a few packs online, they're cheap anyways.

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The closest brewing store is over 2 hours away. I've got all the ingredients to brew a batch of Apfelwein, except for the Montrachet wine yeast. Is there a suitable replacement that I may be able to find locally???
Try Red Star brand Cote Des Blancs, or Wyeast brand 3242 Chablis, or White Labs brand WLP775 English Cider, or maybe Lalvin brand 71B-1122 Narbonne. Hope this info helps. Regards, GF.
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Premier Cuvee is the next best thing (better imo)

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white labs english cider yeast

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The closest brewing store is over 2 hours away.
we all agree that pretty much ANY wine or beer yeast will give acceptable results, but the problem is that HE HAS NO LHBS!
SOOO. If you have anything on hand, use it. If not...DO NOT try bread yeast.
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we all agree that pretty much ANY wine or beer yeast will give acceptable results, but the problem is that HE HAS NO LHBS!
SOOO. If you have anything on hand, use it. If not...DO NOT try bread yeast.

After doing some research and calling several businesses, I found a little store called Spices Unlimited that is a little over an hour away. It doesn't carry much in the line of brewing, but they did have some Cote de Blanc.

Pitched it Saturday night and the airlock is going off at least 20 times per minute!

Now if my Ale that's sitting next to it would just follow suit.

Thanks for all the advice, guys and gals!
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The only thing you need to know about Apfelwein yeast is: Red Star Premier Cuvee.

Let's count the ways. Starts fasters, clears fasters, no farting. less aging-to-drinkability, but most importantly tastes better

I am going to take over the world with Cuvee, one homebrewer at a time. Get that terrible Montrachet out of your time.

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