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Old 10-24-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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I'm about to make my second winexpert kit and have 2 questions. First, would there be any benefit to me buying a liquid yeast strain from White Labs or is the included dry packet sufficient for a wine kit?

Second, how important is fermentation temperature control when making wine, and if it is important what temp should I shoot for?


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Old 10-24-2011, 08:20 PM   #2
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The company that made the kit spends tons of time and money determining which yeast to include with their kits so that the results will be consistent. There is nothing saying you can't switch yeast if you know how it will affect the flavor, but that's up to your knowledge.

Keep the must at room temperature or slightly higher and it will be fine.


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Old 10-25-2011, 01:36 AM   #3
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Coming from beer brewing where a few degrees change in fermentation temp can have an impact on the final product I can't believe that there isn't an optimal temperature for wine fermentation, anything more specific?
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