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Old 01-07-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Hi. I mostly use champagne yeast as my all-purpose yeast because i think it works great for most things (wine, mead and so on). Is there a better all-purpose yeast? And what do you use?


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Well, I don't do wine or mead, so that narrows my needs considerably. I always keep a couple of packs of both Safeale S04 and US-05 in the beer fridge, they're both at the top of my "most frequently used" list...

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Old 01-07-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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I often use S04 for beer (and ferment under 64 degrees to hold down the esters) if I"m using dry yeast. For wines, many of them are made with EC1118 (Champagne yeast).
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I love PacMan smack packs. I make a yeast starter a couple of days before brewday... Its a yeast that hasn't let me down yet... Makes a killer IPA too...
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S04 and US-05 are what I find myself going to for everyday ales.
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Notty. It's fast, clean and has never let me down.
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I use Kolsch for almost everything.
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