Wyeast 4184 Sweet Mead


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Wyeast 4184 Sweet Mead yeast leaves 2-3% residual sugar in most mead's. Rich, fruity profile complements fruit-mead fermentation.


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Wyeast 4184 Sweet Mead - Mead Yeast

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One of two strains for sweet mead making. Leaves 2-3% residual sugar in most meads. Rich, fruity profile complements fruit-mead fermentation. Use additional nutrients for mead making. Ciders, Cysers, Fruit Wines, Ginger Ale, Cherry, Raspberry, Peach. Temperature Range: 60-75 F. Alcohol Tolerance: 11%.

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Excellent yeast
This is only my 2nd batch of mead, but this yeast is a lot more interesting than the cheap wine yeast I used previously (lalvin 71b). I made a starter and had it on the stir plate 24 hours. For the must I used about 21 lbs of honey in a 6 gallon batch mixed together with some yeast nutrients and energizer - then I pitched the starter and away it went. After 8 days it's almost done with primary fermentation (gravity is at 1.014) and it tastes very nice, with some subtle banana/pineapple characteristics. I'm no mead expert but this stuff is pretty great! This will be my go-to mead yeast from now on. Thanks Wyeast!
January 26, 2016
Hard Cider Yeast
After much research to choose three 20 gal pots for a new HERMS system, i settled on the MEGAPOT. While the pots are functional and look good, i have had several issues with them. The first pot rusted quite a bit along the weld seem at the bottom. This reared its ugly head after drilling numerous holes for the HERMS setup. NB suggested Bartender's keep (which is awesome stuff) to remedy the issue and it did the job, removing the rust, but would quickly come back. NB replaced the pot, however it was out of stock and i had to wait for several weeks before getting the replacement. I also ordered the Mashtun with the false bottom, which was so tight it would not properly fit inside the pot and forcing it would damaged the sides. NB replaced that one as well. The replacement had a big dent in the lid but luckily the lid on the original was fine so i kept it with the new pot. Now i have another pot that is showing small rust spots. Not too worried about it right now but i am worried about the longevity of these pots considering I've only been using this system for about a year (maybe 10-12 brews through it). For the money paid i expected a little better quality. Its a big investment for a three pot 20 gal HERMS system, hence the initial research... I would consider other options if i had to do it again. I also have one of their Tall Boy pots which is a much better pot IMO, however they only make them up to 15 gal so it didn't suit my needs.
October 21, 2013
As expected
As expected
January 16, 2016
Performs as Advertised
Didn't use a starter and it got off to a slow start (my fault). Once it started, it fermented very well. Tasted great after only a couple months in secondary. This yeast makes what I would consider a very sweet mead when used with 12 pounds of honey. My wife loves dessert wines so this is what we wanted. The next batch will be for me and I'll probably try the White Labs sweet mead yeast as it has a higher attenuation.
May 27, 2014
Awesome for my Ciders and SkeeterPee
I am not sure what happened with the others who reviewed this product, but I just finished 16 gallons (3 different batches...) without any issues. I did have 1 slow packet, but I think that is because it was shipped before labor day and it just took a while to get to me. ut it did take off and the results have been amazing!!! I look forward to more batches to come.
September 16, 2013
A good option.
I did a side-by-side with identical apple juice. One carboy got this 4766 Cider Yeast and the other carboy got 4184 Sweet Mead Yeast. Both produced a good product. The 4766 was a bit more tart and attenuated. The 4184 was rounder and softer with a bit of residual sweetness. Apple flavor and aroma was good with both. Just a matter of preference. For me, I prefer the 4184.
April 28, 2012
Making mead
Yeast started working quickly but not finished fermentation yet.
December 11, 2015
Good - but use a starter
I've used this exclusively, so I don't have any thing to compare it to. But, I really like the soft fruity flavours that it produced. Smooth, sweet, tasty :)I've heard of lots of stuck fermentations, and I've experienced one or two myself. I think the trick is to make a big starter...the liquid package just isn't enough. (and add some nutrient)
June 3, 2012
Hard Cider Yeast
Used this yeast for a hard cider recipe, left just enough residual sugar for my wife to enjoy the cider.
October 21, 2013
Great for cider
I have used this for cider several times, it leaves a little sweetness and the apple flavor intact.
November 17, 2015
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