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Old 11-10-2012, 06:39 AM   #1
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Has anyone used Wyeast cider yeast?

First time using it. Just started a batch with it yesterday. I Usually use champagne yeast but the cider would always come out too dry for my liking.

 
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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I don't think the cider yeast is going to change that. Please update on how it worked, but I am fairly convinced that most yeasts are going to ferment a standard cider to dryness.

 
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #3
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The yeast staes it will bring more out more of a fruit flavor in your cider. I'll let you know how it goes.

 
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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I haven't used Wyeast but I have used White Labs English Cider yeast. It def had more flavor than the batches I used champagne yeast. I found it took 6 months for the flavor to come back.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #5
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6 months with the cider yeast?

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:30 PM   #6
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6 months with the cider yeast?
Yup. Tasted it right away, a few months later and after 6 months. The six months later was much better, more fruit flavor.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #7
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I'm testing out a cider now with an ale yeast that has a 9% ABV tolerance- Wyeast West Yorkshire Ale. I've read in some places that some have had success with the use of ale and lager yeasts, especially if you're aiming for a less dry cider. My hope was that it would ferment up to its tolerance while still leaving some sugars leftover, giving me a semi-sweet cider to finish.

Will let you know how it goes!

 
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