Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > What Yeast for Plum Wine?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-25-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
evenstill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 30
Default What Yeast for Plum Wine?

I’m going to be brewing a 5 gallon batch of Plum Wine and was wondering about what sort of yeast to use. I would like the final product to be semi-sweet to sweet with an alcohol content of at least 12-14%. I may be bottling both still and sparkling. Here are my basic ingredients and the yeasts I found that I thought might work:

Ingredients (per gallon):
• 3 lbs powdered sugar
• 8 lbs plums
• 2 lbs apples
• 4 oz raisins
• 4 oz golden raisins
• 1 oz fresh ginger root
• 1 oz jasmine flowers
• 1 oz honey suckle flowers
• 1 bag of green tea
• 2 oz ground bee pollen

Possible Yeasts - 1st choice:
Lalvin 71B-1122
Wyeast 4184 Mead, Sweet
Wyeast 4242 Chablis
White Labs WLP720 Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast

Possible Yeasts – 2nd choice:
Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212
Wyeast 4134 Saké; #9
Wyeast 4783 Rüdesheimer
Zymaflore F83
Lallemand VRB
Lesaffre / Red Star® Côte des Blancs (Davis 750)

What yeast would you use and why?

Any thoughts, feelings, and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
evenstill

P.S. Do you think this wine would benefit from malolactic fermentation or not? Why?

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


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Plum Wine Questions ms8miranda Wine Making Forum 8 06-29-2014 11:58 AM
Plum Wine norn_irn Wine Making Forum 3 10-23-2009 04:02 AM
Plum Wine: Ring of white growth in carboy above wine etisdale Wine Making Forum 6 10-03-2009 06:20 PM
cherry plum wine justbrewit Wine Making Forum 21 09-11-2009 06:10 PM
Plum Wine Caplan Wine Making Forum 1 09-04-2006 11:32 PM