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Old 04-24-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hi all! I'm just about to make myself a 5L batch of cyser using coppela apple juice/cider and 2.2 lb orange blossom honey. All I'm missing as far as I can tell is yeast which I have just ordered but I wasnt sure what would work best so I've gone for a pack of Nottingham and a pack of s-04, any opinions as to which would work best? I also have some d47 if people think that would work better.

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Old 04-24-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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Either ale yeast will work just fine, guess it's just personal pref.
You might get some more info here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/resu...riments-83060/
Regards, GF.

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Old 04-26-2011, 01:31 PM   #3
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I am getting ready to start a new batch(s) of cider and thought it may be interesting to try either a hefe or belgian yeast...

maybe a bit too crazy

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:56 AM   #4
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IMHO, S04 works better than Notty for cysers. Wy3333 goes great with orange blossom honey, as does Wy1010, although the Wy1010 tends to be a little stinky during the ferment. Hefe yeasts generally work well with cider, belgians are a bit more hit or miss. YMMV

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:53 PM   #5
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Set this one up just now, ended up using the s-04, OG was high at about 1.112, just have to wait a few hours to see if the yeast takes to it!

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I've used S-05 for two batches and the only problem I can say is that the crauzen is crazy! Just did another batch of Brandon O's this time with S-04 and for some reason, almost not crauzen. I'm wondering if that could be because I forgot to add yeast nutrient? Added some nutrient last night after checking the gravity. Its been going a bit less than a week.

S-05 did a great job with my last batch of Brandon O's (not the one described above), OG 1.061, FG 1.001.

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Yeast has deffinatly taken! Have been opening it up and giving it a stir every few hours to break up all the foam a bit, should have left more head space!
Expecting it to blow out the top over night at this rate but fingers crossed it manages to stay down!

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I've used S-05 for two batches and the only problem I can say is that the crauzen is crazy! Just did another batch of Brandon O's this time with S-04 and for some reason, almost not crauzen. I'm wondering if that could be because I forgot to add yeast nutrient? Added some nutrient last night after checking the gravity. Its been going a bit less than a week.

S-05 did a great job with my last batch of Brandon O's (not the one described above), OG 1.061, FG 1.001.
I did a whole pack of s05 in a 1gallon whole foods juice + nutrients and got pretty much no krausen. So could be?
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