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Lalvin EC-1118 Champagne

$0.99

Product Number: Y104

Availability: In stock

This Prisse de Mousse strain is fast-starting, clean and neutral. EC-1118 is a popular choice because of its consistently strong fermentation characteristics and high alcohol tolerance, up to 18%. The first choice for champagne and sparkling wines. Also good for restarting stuck fermentations. Ferments between 50 and 80 degrees.

Ideal Temperature Range (°F) 50-86°F
Attenuation (%) NA
Flocculation Medium
Alcohol Tolerance (%) 18%
Rate of Fermentation Fast
Foam Production Very Low
Nutrient Requirements Normal
H2S Production Very Low
SO2 Production Moderate
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Overall Rating: 4.8

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Great Mead Yeast Review by Link

(Posted on 9/15/14)

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I've used this to ferment honey several times (plain, blackberry extract and vanilla bean). Works really great with mead... right off top of my head the recipe is basically: 12-13 lbs honey, yeast nutrients, gypsum and wirfloc (sp?) tablets for clarity. The key with mead is to let it age for long time (ex. 1st time 6 months and last bottle best, 2nd time 8 months and last bottle best and the 3rd time a year all good). After fermentation slows to basically a stop, switch to glass carboy and wait patiently!!! i'd say forget about it but u must maintain a full clean airlock.. dropped that ball once and after a year it wasn't good... heart breaking. Hope you find this useful and enjoy it if you try it. I actually used Sam's bulk honey once (5lbs bottles) and worked great so 5 gallons for like $20. Serve with honey water on rim of glass like salt on margarita... mead can almost be to flavorless but remember it is the "Nectar of the Gods"

Great for high gravity - Dry Finish Review by Jung

(Posted on 3/19/14)

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As part of the quest for new fermented beverages, we've tried everything from barley to maple syrup to straight sugar. This yeast works great for a slow clean ferment and has finished as low as .98. Try it, for the price, it's a great option!

BEST Wine Yeast Review by bbisom

(Posted on 3/10/14)

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I make 22 gallon batches.of Burgundy. Use one packet, with red juice concentrate, to make two 750ml batches of yeast on two stir plates. Do this 24-30 hours before I am ready to pitch. My $.99 investment, makes a very fast acting, strong ferminting yeast. Set my sugar @16-17%, and have never had a sweet batch yet..
It is the BEST if you like Dry Wine..

Great for high acid brew Review by Holly berries

(Posted on 3/7/14)

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I used this for a hard lemonade. Its great for my hard lemonade because it works in heigh acid situations. The first time I used it it fermented the first day and slowed down for a day, then took off like crazy the next 2 days.

Vicious yeast Review by Sample

(Posted on 3/6/14)

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A vicious strain that doesn't take no for an answer. If you have a stuck fermentation, this will handle the residual sugar. The wine will come out too dry and you may need to add some wine conditioner to balance it.

great yeast Review by toad

(Posted on 3/4/14)

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I am on my second batch did my first stage in a 69 degree room it went from 1.120 to 1.020 in 4 days 1 gal batch then moved to a 50 degree basement to set for 2 months and it is still working very nice after a week. banana wine, and Pomegranate wine works slow and steady.

a good, cheap alternative to liquid yeast Review by bobbyhickory

(Posted on 11/12/13)

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I used this in place of Wyeast liquid yeast for a higher strength hard cider batch. It was surprisingly active for a dry yeast very early after pitching and without any efforts to create a starter. The flavor is pretty comparable, but not quite as good as the liquid yeast I had used in past batches. Good high abv tolerance if you are looking to make something on the stronger side.

Sparkling White Wine yeast Review by Redmond

(Posted on 9/14/13)

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This is a powerful strain that does a thorough job and never stops short of its final gravity. It has a clean flavor profile and makes good sparkling white wine. Believe it or not, it's also is a good choice for fruit wines.

I use it for almost all my wines! Review by shar

(Posted on 7/22/13)

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This vigorous yeast strain is great for any wine you would like to make. I have used it for many batches of blueberry and other fruit wines as well as all the meads I've made over the years. As stated in the description its good for up to 18% Alcohol so its good for just about any wine you would wanna make! I have noticed that some wine kits come with this yeast as it is very versatile!

Very Efficient Review by Cody

(Posted on 7/7/13)

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Although I have yet to get my wine up to the advertised 18% alcohol, this yeast is great. It doesn't take much for it to keep fermenting. You can use a little of it and put the rest in the fridge for later use and it keeps working.

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