DetailsPasteur Red yeast is a strong fermenter and produces full-bodied red wines. Particularly well suited for grapes from the Zinfandel and Cabernet families as well as Berry and Cherry Wine, Gamay, Merlot, Pinot, and Syrah.
- Details & Instructions
Ideal Temperature Range (°F) 64-86°F Attenuation (%) NA Flocculation Low Alcohol Tolerance (%) 16% Rate of Fermentation Fast Foam Production Low Nutrient Requirements Normal H2S Production Low SO2 Production Low Profile Wine
5.0 / 5.07 ReviewsFast FermenterThere's no lying when this yeast is said to be fast fermenting. Not 5 minutes after adding this yeast, The little yeast had already begun their job and were "hungry" being among my fastest starters. Very high quality product at an affordable price.February 18, 2013AwesomeGreat Yeast! Very durable and active. I use this yeast for most of my wine.February 22, 2013fast replyI used this yeast to make a blueberry wine last year so I ordered two packets this year. When they arrived, with my order of twenty-five other products one packet was empty. After sending one e-mail Midwest sent me two packets to replace the one empty one in a couple of days. That is the kind of service that will keep me as a customer.October 6, 2013good yeastI used this yeast for a few grape wines in small one gallon test batches and I must say it worked great. And finished fasted after only one week with my first batch it had reached the desired SG. The only problem I had was it went to fast and foamed up on day 2 and volcanoed out the air lock not really bad but a little bit._x000D_also the yeast was very fresh when I got it, I think that had some thing to do with it.February 17, 2010Good yeast for dry winesThis yeast produces a semi-dry to dry wine. Good flavor and works well with grapes having lots of flavor/full body.February 15, 2013Fast and fruityMy batch with Pasteur Red also started and finished quickly. I used it on a 6-gallon malbec kit. I like that this yeast brings out some berry flavors in the finished wine. My gravity finished a little high, but still dry. This could have been from a few different factors, but wanted to mention it in case anyone else sees the same result. I will be using this on a batch of concord grape juice next.November 9, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 14 answersHow many gallons per packet?BEST ANSWER: 5 gal per pack has always worked for me. I mix with 1/4 cup warm water 20 minutes before using.I’m making one gallon batch of elderberry wine. Should I use only a partial package?BEST ANSWER: Each package is good for 1 to 5 gallons. If you use the entire package you will have a vigorous start which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Let it ferment in a cool place like your basement. That will slow the fermentation. I would not use a partial package. Once you break the seal on the package, the yeast may not keep long, it will absorb moisture.I have 54 gallons barrel with must grapes ready.
Can I add (used) red star yeast with wild yeast the grapes have it.
If I can add red star yeast,how much I have to use in 54 gallons barrel with grapes must.
Also,if you have crush-destemmer by hand machine,how much cost it and shipping by ship to Durres port-Albania.
YlliBEST ANSWER: Your pitching rates will depend on the gravity of your must and the health of your yeast. We do not carry any crushers or de-stemmers. We are not equipped to ship internationally, but we could ship to a forwarding company in the USA, and they could take care of the necessary paperwork and forward it on to you.