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Old 07-09-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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so I was mixing up a 4 week juice wine kit yesterday and it was yeast pitching time. I grabbed the pack from the fridge and sprinkled it and then realized that it was beer yeast and not the wine yeast that came in the kit.

the wine is a moscato and the yeast I pitched was safeale-05. it has been sitting for 24 hours and is not bubbling yet.

it occurred to me this evening that it is an option to pitch the wine yeast also.

does anyone have any suggestion what I should do?

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:40 AM   #2
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two options: heat the liquid to pasturization temperatures, or hit it with some campden tablets to knock out the us05, wait 24 hours then pitch the wine yeast.


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Or let it go and have a very sweet moscato. Lots of them are, usually by backsweetening.
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so no votes for pitching the wine yeast along with the 05?
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Hmmm, US-05 and moscato sounds interesting actually. What wine yeast are you considering pitching? What is the alcohol tolerance on US-05 anyway, I can never find it when I go looking?
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Hmmm, US-05 and moscato sounds interesting actually.
Exactly what I was thinking. Most of the ladies in my neighborhood drink sweet moscato, St.Jeans or Barefoot. I tried making a dry moscato and backsweetening, but to me it just doesn't taste right.

This might be a way to keep the natural sweetness in the wine.
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i am finding reports of 10 to 12% alcohol tolerance on the safale 05.

The wine yeast that came with the kit is lalvin EC-1118.

going on 2 days sitting and no visible signs of fermentation.
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Wine yeasts tend to be more aggressive than beer yeasts. If you pitch the wine yeast, it will probably put compete the beer yeast and take over the fermentation.

I don't think you need to pasteurize it, especially if you haven't seen anything for 2 days.
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Take some hydrometer readings a few days apart before you do anything
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Take some hydrometer readings a few days apart before you do anything
Now that sounds like wisdom right there. But the fool that I am pitched the wine yeast last night without taking a hydrometer reading. Why didnt I think of that?


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