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Old 04-01-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hello...I plan on making a batch of Edworts Apfelwien. It calls for Montrachet yeast. Any of the home brewers around here (Ontario) dont have any. Is there anything I can use as an alternative? Will any dry wine yeast work?

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Old 04-01-2009, 11:03 PM   #2
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depends on what taste you want.

I use safale us-04 yeast and it makes it a bit sweeter.

There is a thread that I can't find right now, it explains the different tastes that specific yeasts give to cider.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:36 PM   #3
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Just about any wine yeast will give you results like montrachet- that's a pretty high attenuating wine yeast and will take the cider dry. You could replace it with several different strains, without any problem at all.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #4
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You may find this useful: Winemaking: Strains of Wine Yeast FYI: Lalvin is a Canadian company, so I'd think you should be able to get most of their yeasts there. There's always mailorder if you can't. Regards, GF.

 
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:44 PM   #5
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When I went to get my montrachet yeast they didn't have any so I asked them what to use and they sold me lalvin rc-212. It is my first time making cider and I have not tasted it yet.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:44 PM   #6
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Hey guys thanks for the feedback. It turns out I found this VERY informative article (see link). Based on this I am going to use the Lalvin L-1118 yeast for the Apfelwein. I'll let you know in a few months how it turned out.

Yeast and Cider in Ontario

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:03 PM   #7
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I'm going to try the same yeast for a small batch of Apfelwein I'm making for my uncle, he likes it dry but I couldn't find Montrachet anywhere. Thanks for the link!
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