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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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High alcohol yield yeast
Charles T on Jul 18, 2019
To make blackberry wine
fay pergrem on Jun 12, 2019
High alcohol yield yeast
Charles T on Jul 18, 2019
cider
TIMOTHY J C on Jun 24, 2019
To make blackberry wine
fay pergrem on Jun 12, 2019
Mead
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
Mead
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
Moonshine
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
cider!
Edwin T on Oct 17, 2018
Try something new.
Zach W on Oct 5, 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
cider
TIMOTHY J C on Jun 24, 2019
Mead
David price on May 24, 2019
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 all purpose yeast
This is my go to yeast .
October 1, 2018
Purchased
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
Purchased
1 year 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
1 year 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