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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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Like this stuff
Rhonda J on Mar 29, 2020
always had good results with this yeast
jerry l on Mar 21, 2020
Like this stuff
Rhonda J on Mar 29, 2020
To make some good wine
Bradley S on Mar 27, 2020
always had good results with this yeast
jerry l on Mar 21, 2020
Trying for a Seltzer.
Brian B on Mar 19, 2020
To make hard seltzer
Dennis Killebrew F on Mar 10, 2020
For carbonating a high-ABV Imperial Saison
Sustainable Beverage T on Feb 26, 2020
stronger alcohol
michael s on Feb 11, 2020
heard it gave good results
jeffrey r on Jan 8, 2020
bottling sour project
jeff b on Dec 27, 2019
versatile and stable yeast that performs well in varying mashes
Gristmill D on Dec 19, 2019
Wonderful product
Mitch F on Dec 9, 2019
Michael M on Nov 7, 2019
Very tolerant yeast
Aaron L on Oct 31, 2019
For cider.
Dominic Q on Oct 28, 2019
Bottle fermentation
John r on Oct 17, 2019
To ferment Carlos Muscadine.
Daryl L on Oct 16, 2019
sour beer bottling yeast
John D on Oct 10, 2019
Bottle conditioning
Geovanne T on Oct 1, 2019
Recommended by The Home Winemaking Channel
Charles P on Sep 30, 2019
Great for finishing sluggish ferments
Jarrod M on Sep 23, 2019
for stuck fermentations
Ian P on Sep 21, 2019
I need for my hard pear cider
Lewis N on Sep 19, 2019
Recommended by rep
Alfredo F on Aug 31, 2019
getting ready to make some wine
George S on Aug 30, 2019
Great for finishing struggling fermentations
Jarrod M on Aug 29, 2019
great yeast when adding real fruit!!
kenneth m on Aug 28, 2019
Brian P on Aug 28, 2019
Randal W on Aug 28, 2019
reliable for fruit wines
Dancing Cowboy W on Jul 23, 2019
High alcohol yield yeast
Charles T on Jul 18, 2019
TIM C. on Jun 24, 2019
To make blackberry wine
FayPergrem on Jun 12, 2019
David price on May 24, 2019
have used before with good results
lizbeth c on Apr 30, 2019
to use with the rootbeer
John K on Apr 10, 2019
Ethan C on Mar 21, 2019
Plan on making a mead
Michael S on Feb 23, 2019
Great for Champ and slow fermentations - sulfur tolerant
Christopher O on Feb 12, 2019
Need more, a good yeast
Pamela Kirstine on Feb 5, 2019
Making home brewing easier, really good brand of yeast to use
Brian B on Jan 23, 2019
Fast fermenter
Gregory a m on Jan 7, 2019
to make wine
james b b on Jan 4, 2019
For bottling a belgian strong ale
Boudewijn Ten H on Dec 27, 2018
Paul P on Dec 22, 2018
ran out of this yeast
Steve Z on Dec 22, 2018
Recommended by a professional wine maker
Jonathan L on Dec 14, 2018
on my son in laws Christmas list
Marie M on Dec 12, 2018
Excellent for fermentation
Margarita D V on Nov 17, 2018
great with frosted flakes.
Bechamp C on Oct 20, 2018
Edwin T on Oct 17, 2018
To make some good wine
Bradley S on Mar 27, 2020
Trying for a Seltzer.
Brian B on Mar 19, 2020
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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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
3 months ago
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
7 months ago
Great all purpose yeast
This is my go to yeast .
October 1, 2018
1 year ago
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 2 years 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
over 2 years 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