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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We own a winery/Great price
TERRI S on May 13, 2021
Making a fruit mash.
Ray on Apr 27, 2021
We own a winery/Great price
TERRI S on May 13, 2021
I use it to finish high ETOH brewing
Liane S 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 L 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
For seltzer
Derek H on Feb 3, 2021
That’s what the recipe recommended
Gerald D on Feb 3, 2021
Superior Mead
Carver B on Feb 2, 2021
EC 1118 is what I always use and I couldn't believe the price.
David R on Jan 26, 2021
Vincent v on Jan 25, 2021
Makes great wine
Jeff L on Jan 16, 2021
Grandma is using bread yeast
Victor B on Jan 13, 2021
For Seltzer
Kurt D on Jan 7, 2021
used before
Jeffrey P S on Dec 31, 2020
same as above
MARK P. on Dec 30, 2020
past use
Robert W on Dec 19, 2020
Abdulaziz A on Dec 15, 2020
I like it
Valued C on Dec 14, 2020
suggested yeast to use
Lora T on Dec 10, 2020
Was recommended
Robert s on Dec 8, 2020
experimenting with yeast for mead
mariah l on Dec 6, 2020
Backup supply
Thomas R J on Dec 4, 2020
Used it before and results better than others I have tried.
Alan C on Dec 3, 2020
Rocomended by several forum posts
Rudolf H P on Dec 2, 2020
Bottle conditioning wild beer
Love City Brewing C on Nov 26, 2020
Hard Seltzer
Jeff P on Nov 26, 2020
John H on Nov 25, 2020
A hard seltzer recipe called for it
Jason Taclas on Nov 23, 2020
interested to see the difference it makes on recipes.
Jessie C L on Nov 17, 2020
For sparkling wine
Don N on Nov 16, 2020
Good sweet mead
Danin S on Nov 12, 2020
Ian R on Nov 6, 2020
I've been distilling for 8 years now and the 118 increase my proof
Robert c on Nov 4, 2020
Clean, vigorous ferment for mead
Brandon D C on Oct 30, 2020
Reliable, aggressive and affordable
Thurston E P on Oct 29, 2020
Man Made Mead YouTube Channel, and City Steading mead brewing YouTube channel, both show that this yeast works quickly and makes a very drinkable young mead that doesn't require aging past primary fermentation, and does NOT add any additional weird flavors besides the sugars and fruits you added intentionally.
Sarah R on Oct 20, 2020
Experimenting with cold fermenting cider
David M on Oct 15, 2020
My normal
Jeff S on Oct 14, 2020
Barbara I on Oct 14, 2020
Utility yeast to have around for basically everything
Ross Sigworth on Oct 13, 2020
To make seltzer
Jeff H on Sep 30, 2020
Yeast for mead
Adam F on Sep 24, 2020
I use it to finish high ETOH brewing
Liane S on May 13, 2021
I have found this to be a good yeast for high ABV mead
Erin A E on Apr 15, 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
11 months 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
4 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
11 months 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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great all purpose yeast
This is my go to yeast .
October 1, 2018
over 2 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