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Old 12-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Lalvin 1118 - bready smell/taste

I usually use Knottingham but decided to try out 1118 after reading about it in the forum. Knotti's usually ready to bottle by now... Not mellowed but drinkable. After 1 month, the 1118 still smells and tastes bready. It's perfectly clear and was racked 2 weeks ago.

Anyone know how much longer this stuff takes than Knottingham?


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Old 12-30-2012, 03:56 AM   #2
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I have used 1118 quite a bit, and usually let it go for about 1 month to 5 weeks then bottle. I let it carb and condition in the bottle for at least a month before drinking it. The yeasty taste goes away by then, but with all ciders, it gets better as the time goes on.
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