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Old 01-03-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hello to All. I have made several batches ( gallon size ) of cider using Champagne yeast and I really don't care for the taste. would someone please explain how to categorize yeast as to dry, semi-dry and sweet. I will really appreciate any help as I am trying to get a sweeter taste. Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-03-2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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Please see sticky.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/resu...riments-83060/

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Old 01-03-2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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Champagne yeast will make the cider extremely dry. Do not use any wine yeast. Beer yeast is designed to leave a little sweetness behind. Use Nottingham or US-05.

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Use either WLP300 or WYeast 3068 Weihenstephan (they are both the same yeast). It makes a much better cider than using montrachet or champagne yeast. I even drink it while it is still fermenting and just pour more cider in to replace what I have taken. In fact, I'm having a glass right now and it is delicious. I also ferment it in the one gallon containers that the cider comes in. Just pour a glass of cider when you open the jug, add a half pound of dextrose, some pectic enzyme and yeast nutrient, pitch your yeast, throw a stopper in with a blowoff tube, put the blowoff tube in a jar of water and let it sit out in the kitchen where it is warm. You'll have great cider in a few weeks. You can just serve it out of the jug or rack it into a clean jug and age it for a while.

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yup, i would fallow the sugestion of US-05, or US-04

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Thanks Freezeblade I have read through the sticky a couple of times plus searches. The sticky is a lot to absorb and a little technical for a noobie.
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Champagne yeast will make the cider extremely dry. Do not use any wine yeast. Beer yeast is designed to leave a little sweetness behind. Use Nottingham or US-05.

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Thanks Austin I just ordered both. I'm in E. TX about 70 mi. from a HB store so I'll have to wait a few days. Tom
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yup, i would fallow the sugestion of US-05, or US-04

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Thanks Jack My HB only had US-O5. Is there much difference in it and US-O4
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