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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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Old 01-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-07-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-07-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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S04 and US-05 are what I find myself going to for everyday ales.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:45 AM   #6
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I'm a 1056 or wlp001 kinda guy.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:50 AM   #7
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Notty. It's fast, clean and has never let me down.

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Old 01-08-2012, 04:01 AM   #8
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I use Kolsch for almost everything.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:03 AM   #9
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1318 ftw
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:05 AM   #10
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1056. Us-05,S-04, and Cali. Oh and a occasional S-33.
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