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Old 06-23-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
Oct 2012
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I got a cranberry Malbec island mist kit today for half off. My LHBS said it expires this December so it was marked down half off and I only paid $35 for it. The owner told me the yeast might not be good so he gave me a fresh pack of Lalvin 1118. When I opened the kit at home I noticed the yeast pack in the kit was actually a premier cuvée. Is it ok to use the ec1118 in place of it ? Or should I use the cuvée pack it came with ? Or purchase a new pack of premier cuvée before starting this kit ?

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Old 06-23-2013, 01:49 AM   #2
Jun 2008
Fayetteville, NC
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With the amount of additional flavorings added to mist kits, I doubt that the subtle changes that a yeast makes will ever come through.
Just because something CAN ferment, does not mean it SHOULD be fermented.

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