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View Poll Results: Which yeast to have on hand?
Redstar Côte des Blancs 1 5.00%
Redstar Pasteur Champagne 0 0%
Redstar Premier Cuvee 2 10.00%
Redstar Montrachet 1 5.00%
Redstar Pasteur Red® 0 0%
Lalvin K1V-1116 2 10.00%
Lalvin EC-1118 1 5.00%
Lalvin 71B-1122 2 10.00%
Lalvin D-47 11 55.00%
Lalvin RC-212 0 0%
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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I have a gift certificate that I plan on buying my next batch of beer with, but I also would like to get into meads more. I will have about 7 bucks left over and I figure I can buy some dry yeasts, but I don't know what are good ones to have on hand.

I know I want to have the montrachet for ciders/cysers (from what it looks like people are posting), is there a few others that I should have?

Here is what I have to choose from:


Redstar
Côte des Blancs
Pasteur Champagne
Premier Cuvee
Montrachet
Pasteur Red®

Lalvin
K1V-1116
EC-1118
71B-1122
D-47
RC-212


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I keep a selection of D 47 1118 and 1116 around but thats just me!



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In my fridge right now, I have all the Lalvin strains you listed, and Pasteur Champagne,
Premier Cuvee & Montrachet. But that's just me.

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I've done 2 with 71-B and 2 with D-47. I really can't tell you the differences because they were different recipes. Maybe I should make some 1 gallon batches with different yeasts...

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I allways keep at least 3 packets of D-47 and Ec-1118 and one Pasteur Champagne on hand in my wine closet. But thats just me.

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I keep EC-1118 on hand just in case, along with 71B and Cote de Blancs, but that's just me

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Decided that I should make a poll to keep track. Thanks for the feedback so far guys, I appreciate it!

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Well I can only choose one in the poll, so not sure what to do with that, but I voted for D47. But I personally keep Redstar Premier Cuvee, Lalvin EC-1118, Lalvin 71B-1122, and Lalvin D-47. I have been told of 71b's ability to provide and maintain a fruitier edge and aroma, so I use that when applicable. But I consider that a decent range of yeast choices.

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I keep a lot of yeast...but I picked Premere Cuve in case you need to re-start a stuck ferment and don't want to wait for the UPS man.

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Well, since I could only choose 1 to vote on, I had to go with D-47. It's a very forgiving yeast, tolerates a wide range of conditions & has consitantly given me good results. My 2nd choice would've been the K1v-1116, but it's 2nd only because most of the time I don't want my end product to be that dry, or have that high an ABV. That's my 2 cents worth. Regards, GF.



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