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Old 09-21-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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is it ok to mix different yeasts ?
i've got chamagne and cider yeast and was thinking of using half of each packet to see if it gives a different taste ?

is this ok ? , will it make any difference ?

 
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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I think that usually the "stronger" yeast takes over and will ferment the batch, but it might be an interesting experiment to see what actually happens.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:09 PM   #3
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I think that usually the "stronger" yeast takes over and will ferment the batch, but it might be an interesting experiment to see what actually happens.
I've always heard this too. I keep thinking it would be an interesting experiment, but you'd have to use 2 yeasts that give drastically different flavour in order to be able to tell. Like using Nottingham and a hefeweizen yeast or something. Not sure how a hefeweizen cider would be though.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:43 PM   #4
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Why not split the batch & do half with each yeast? This will give you a much better idea. Or split it three ways and do a cider, a champaign and a mix.

I suspect in the mix the cider yeast will dominate because champaign yeast is relatively slow.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:49 PM   #5
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Or make a triple, One with each yeast, one with both? I just read a recipe in the last day or 2...maybe in the complete mead maker??? That actually called for 2 different yeast strains.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:20 PM   #6
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Someone posted this link in the last few days. It compares many wine yeasts and discusses their ability to dominate other strains.

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