EC1118 Dry Wine Yeast

EC1118 Dry Wine Yeast

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Good flocculation and a neutral flavor and aroma. This is a strain that is popular because of its strong fermentation characteristics and lack of problems. Can be used in a wide range of wines including most red wines, sparkling wines and late harvest version where the alcohol tolerance is a perfect fit. Ferments from 45 to 95 degrees with an alcohol tolerance of 18%. Not a great choice for wine that will be seeing a malolactic fermentation as EC-1118 naturally produces higher levels of SO2 which can inhibit malo-lactic fermentations.

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Good, reliable yeast for producing a dry red wine.
Mark C on Oct 1, 2021
good product
Frank S on Sep 28, 2021
Good, reliable yeast for producing a dry red wine.
Mark C on Oct 1, 2021
good yeast
Allen Moseley j on Oct 1, 2021
good product
Frank S on Sep 28, 2021
Need a good yeast for mead
Jeffrey O on Sep 17, 2021
Making fruit wine
Egan L on Sep 17, 2021
Sparkling wine
Michael M on Sep 12, 2021
used in the past
Richard D I on Sep 11, 2021
It was recommended for wine making on a youtube channel
Sarah W on Sep 10, 2021
making a lot of cider
Ronald M on Sep 9, 2021
Prior successful use
Glenna T on Sep 3, 2021
Used before
Scott B on Sep 3, 2021
Always have better luck.
FayPergrem on Aug 31, 2021
preferred yeast for varietal wine desired
Kerry D on Aug 20, 2021
need it
Brandon S on Aug 18, 2021
billy g on Aug 18, 2021
great for seltzer
Aaron D L on Aug 18, 2021
white wine
Judy P on Aug 17, 2021
Matthew H on Aug 14, 2021
Used this before - strong fermenter, very few problems
Ethan B on Aug 13, 2021
have used it for years. Great yeast
Joe M on Aug 12, 2021
Good for making peach wine
Richard J T on Aug 11, 2021
Because local shops have gotten outrageous withe their prices and availability
Jason w f on Aug 10, 2021
came with kit last year, need for this year, worked well!,
Frances B on Aug 10, 2021
Trying new yeast
Clay S on Aug 6, 2021
Online recommendations from wine blog
Douglas S on Aug 4, 2021
Good yeast for sparkling production. If anything will finish fermentation this will
Chris C on Jul 29, 2021
Non grain ferment
Nathan H on Jul 20, 2021
I use this to finish my wines, to help drive them bone dry or as dry as possible
JW1103 on Jul 9, 2021
great yeast
Shad S on Jul 9, 2021
it is great for stuck ferments (not that anyone but me ever gets them!)
Jennie R on Jul 2, 2021
for making blueberry wine
niki t. on Jun 17, 2021
This is what a winemaking friend uses, and it works well for him everytime!
Donald B on Jun 15, 2021
For making mead
SCOTT T on Jun 1, 2021
I am making Finnish Sima, fermented lemonade.
Darlene M on May 31, 2021
Bottle conditioning
Valued C on May 31, 2021
great neutral yeast
Bennet M on May 21, 2021
Dandelion winemaking
C. C on May 17, 2021
We own a winery/Great price
TERRI S on May 13, 2021
I use it to finish high ETOH brewing
Stas on May 13, 2021
Making a fruit mash.
Ray on Apr 27, 2021
I have found this to be a good yeast for high ABV mead
Erin A E on Apr 15, 2021
Blueberry Mead
James B E on Apr 13, 2021
It's hard to find where I'm at
Jason H on Apr 7, 2021
It works great
Jeff Leepard on Apr 3, 2021
need for mead and online suggestion
Benjamin D on Mar 25, 2021
Good for dry mead
Ash B on Mar 18, 2021
Alcohol tolerance
Robert W C on Mar 10, 2021
it cooking supplies and I want to receive the shipment in UNAIZAH zip code 56241 or 51911
ABDULMAJEED A on Mar 3, 2021
For future use in up coming product
Remcon on Feb 19, 2021
it's the best yeast for second fermentation for kombucha...
craig robert d on Feb 19, 2021
good yeast
Allen Moseley j on Oct 1, 2021
Need a good yeast for mead
Jeffrey O on Sep 17, 2021
I want to use with cranberry. I can't get 71b to ferment it. Only got to 4% abv. What have you used for success with cranberry? The natural preservatives are kicking my butt.
geoff resney on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Geoff - This yeast is great for chewing through much of anything other yeasts can't touch. Reading reviews online also seem to indicate it is capable with cranberries.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Old reliable
This is my favorite yeast for making cider. I have tried a half dozen other yeasts with mixed results. The Lavlin EC1118 is most consistent and forgiving of all I've tried so far. I make dry 8%abv cider. Have tried yeast nutrient, pitching yeast directly into the juice, and hydrating yeast first (per instruction on packet). All with similarly good results in over 100 gallons of cider (except for batches I messed up because I wasn't vigilant with sterilization). Seems to work best with about 64F juice. Colder juice risks stalled fermentation issues.
March 26, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Continues to ferment at fridge temps!
I use this at bottling to carbonate my Kombucha. The last few bottles are very spritzy, as they seem to continue to carbonate slowly in the fridge. No issues though. This is a good sparkly, sprtizy carbonator.
February 20, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great experience with Morebeer
It was delivered before the expected time, and good packaging. This yeast is great for sparkling.
January 19, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I make apple brandy with it
I would recommend it
Aged for two weeks
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June 16, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good for fermenting strong
This had a bit of a long lag time but once it got going, boy did it go. I started @ 66 and as ferment began to slow started incrementing the temp and ended at 78 after two weeks. Mead went from 1.118 to 0.998.

No idea on flavor, sometime that strong needs some serious mellowing time.
May 20, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Bought three of the 500g pouches. One of the three was not vacuum packed any longer but I was using it right away so it didn't matter. This is a fantastic yeast!
January 1, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Yes, made tasty mead.
Used this with some yeast nutrient and made some delicious mead. I can tell this will be tasty stuff. Just Yeast (& Nutrient), Honey, and Water. So easy-enjoy.
December 28, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great all purpose yeast
This is my go to yeast .
October 1, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for fruit wines
We make several fruit wines, including Cranberry and this yeast works great. Strong fermenter in high sugar must, nuetral quality lets the fruit aroma and flavors shine.
April 9, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I’m a cider maker. I ferment to dryness, and them when I blend for bottling I add some I some fresh juice that I froze for that purpose at pressing. EC 1118 gives me a thorough primary fermentation, and. without adding more yeast, a secondary fermentation in the bottle. I ferment in 200 L tanks at 55 degrees, and for a full tank I use 20 grams. This is less than half the dose implied on the 5 gram packets of an entire paces for 6 gallons of must.
February 3, 2018
over 3 years ago