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EC-1118 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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Use it yearly
Joseph T on Sep 5, 2018
Very good all around yeast for most flavors
Groundhog W on Aug 20, 2018
Use it yearly
Joseph T on Sep 5, 2018
used for years
Pat G on Aug 24, 2018
Very good all around yeast for most flavors
Groundhog W on Aug 20, 2018
stong fermenter for most reds, its versatile
Donelson L on Aug 14, 2018
bottling
Jan C on Jun 5, 2018
Good fermentation
Donald B on May 15, 2018
Try to help a stalling high gravity belgian beer
Justin R on Apr 21, 2018
good, clean, reliable yeast
Frank C on Mar 25, 2018
used for years
Pat G on Aug 24, 2018
stong fermenter for most reds, its versatile
Donelson L on Aug 14, 2018
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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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
Purchased
8 months ago
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
Purchased
8 months ago
80g pack
Please be aware that if you order the 80g quantity it comes in one 80g mylar bag, and recommends a 6 month window to use it after opening. (so you need to make 50 gallons of wine in 6 months if you buy the 80g pack)

I had in my head that it was a discount price on 10 8g packs but I realize that was my incorrect assumption not the fault of the company.

Mentioning this so other people don't make the same mistake I did.
January 21, 2014