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Red Star Premier Cuvee

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Red Star Premier Cuvee

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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.

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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.
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Ideal Temperature Range (°F) 45-95°
Attenuation (%) >80%
Flocculation Low
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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4.8 / 5.0
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Fast, clean, easy
I've used a lot of yeasts on all kinds of wines and this seems to be the best all around (will dry about anything out/use all available sugar). It even turned Welch's grape juice into a very drinkable dry red. Ferment is very, very fast with limited foam, settles fast and tastes clean. I keep 3 or 4 packets in the fridge for last minute projects.
September 24, 2012
Stalls at low temps
Despite the published fermentation temps, I have found that this yeast will stall at around 59-60F, so not ideal for winter basement ferments, but its fine if you keep it closer to 68F.
January 14, 2013
NICe fast starting
pitched this in a 5 gal red wine batch before i went to bed and woke up to the pleasant smell of sweet fermentation had a large foam of head for a few hours and is just bubbling away no no foam awesome stuff
December 19, 2011
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.
May 19, 2015
Good,fast,hearty,yeast.
I used this yeast with a nutrient and got a very good clear strong wine.
April 14, 2012
Great Resiliency
I was surprised how well this yeast worked even though my wine started off a bit cooler than I would have preferred.
December 23, 2012
Fast start
One of the best all around yeasts I have used._x000D_It startes fast, ferments fast, and finishes clean._x000D_I have used it twice to restarting stuck fermentations. _x000D_I rehydrated it, and mixed it in gently with some additional nutrient.
January 13, 2013
good yeast for strong dry wines
I agree with others, this is a good yeast for dry, high alcohol wines. I have also seen this yeast included in kits to make your own root beer.
February 15, 2013
Very Good!
This is a great product. The only yeast I use!
March 28, 2013
My go to for fruit wines and Cider.
I have not had a problem with this yeast even in inconsistent temps and gravitys. I use 20+ packets a year. Do not recomend for beer...nasty
June 27, 2013
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How many packets for 10 gallons of wine?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 2, 5 gal. per packet.

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