New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Question about yeast for welch's wine.




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-02-2011, 01:11 AM   #1
Rahahb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Eastern, NC
Posts: 285
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Question about yeast for welch's wine.

I made Joe's Quick Pyment almost 2 weeks ago and it fermented out. Used lalvin ec1118. I figured I'd try to make some wine now and just use the yeast cake from the pyment.

Recipe:

Welch's 100% grape juice(no preserv, etc)
~1.75 cups sugar
1/2 packet of bread yeast for nutrient(boiled)

I racked off the pyment last night and stuck the slurry in the fridge. I let it warm up to room temp and pitched it into the wine at about 11am today. There is still no activity. I thought I would have seen something by now. Or should I just wait longer before expecting activity?



__________________
Rahahb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-02-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 58,628
Liked 3854 Times on 2815 Posts
Likes Given: 644

Default

I've never reused wine yeast. I always think that the higher alcohol levels in wine wouldn't be good for a yeast slurry, so I always buy new yeast. It's pretty cheap, at least around here (about $.79 a pack) so I never even tried to reuse it.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-02-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
Rahahb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Eastern, NC
Posts: 285
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

24 hours later and there is some activity. Barely any though. Small krausen around the edge. Guess I'll get some more yeast while I'm in town today and pitch if things are still slow when I get home.

__________________
Rahahb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on Welch's grape juice wine keith_b Wine Making Forum 14 12-22-2010 02:09 AM
Yooper_Brew--Welch's Grape wine question acy Wine Making Forum 16 11-17-2010 02:52 AM
Welch's Wine - First try agrtek Wine Making Forum 31 05-13-2009 09:21 PM
Welch's Wine but no Champagne Yeast! Petunia Wine Making Forum 7 02-18-2009 05:18 PM
Welch's Wine movement Wine Making Forum 17 08-17-2008 03:21 PM