Red Star Premier Cuvee

  • Red Star Premier Cuvée - Wine Yeast

Red Star Premier Cuvee

SKU Y154

PRICE AS CONFIGURED:

$1.19

Product Details

This Prise de Mousse strain is fast-starting, clean and neutral. Premier Cuvee 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. See our entire line of champagne yeast here.

Additional Information

SKU Y154

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
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S
S.P.
Simple yeast choice

This is the only yeast I use for all fruit wines. It yields a high ABV, about 17%, consistently.

K
K.B.
good stable yeast

I usually use this brand and type. so I cannot tell you much.

B
B.T.
Wine Yeast

This yeast is great! Started working right away and very active.

J
J.C.
solid product

I have used this on 2 of my brews. I use wort after it started boiling to proof my yeast, let it cool to 110 and set it up in a screw cap or flip top bottle and let it proof while wort boils for an hour. Always comes out great, first batch had bubble within an hour. Always a great backup.

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d.
Correcting myself - It DOES have good potential for 18%

In my last review I explained how I only achieved 15% abv using this yeast. After a bit of research, I found several different ABV calculations and discovered that calculating ABV is NOT a linear equation. I plugged in my BSG and FSG into a simpler wine calculation and got 15.8% abv. Then I plugged them into a more complicated equation for higher alcohol beverages and got 17.7%._x000D_So, if you find yourself attaining lower alcohol content than you anticipated with this yeast, make sure you are using the correct equation. Use the "alternate" on this page:_x000D_http://www.brewersfriend.com/abv-calculator/_x000D__x000D_Or, if you are going to be in the normal wine-ballpark, use BSG-FSG / 0.736, and multiply the result by 100.