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Old 04-07-2006, 01:25 AM   #1
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Is there anything wrong with always using champagne yeast for meads? I understand it's useful pretty much only if you're expecting high alcohol content, but I'm concerned about off flavors with basic wine yeasts. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-07-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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what determines what yeast goes in what beverage anyway?

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Old 04-07-2006, 06:11 AM   #3
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Let me try to answer both of your questions:

There's nothing wrong with Champagne yeast. You can get it to produce a sweet mead or a dry mead.

What determines what yeast goes in what beverage anyway? Same answer. You use a yeast that produces either a sweet or dry mead.

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