Lalvin EC-1118 Prise de Mousse Wine Yeast
Lalvin EC 1118 (AKA Prise de Mousse / Saccharomyces bayanus) Champagne yeast is a low foaming, vigorous and fast fermenter good for both reds and whites. It is also ideal for ciders and sparkling wines. A very competitive yeast that will inhibit wild yeasts. It will restart stuck fermentations because of good alcohol and sulfite tolerance. EC 1118 yeast is a very neutral strain that will have very little effect on the varietal character of the grape. A popular strain that ferments fully and flocculates well producing compact lees. Good for cool fermentations. Champagne, dry reds, whites, ciders and sparkling. 45-95° F (7-35° C) alcohol tolerance 18%
Made a batch of hard cider with this yeast and it came out moderately dry...thankfully that’s how I like my brew!
The Lalvin EC 1118 is a good , dependable wine yeast. I use it to make homegrown apple juice into cider. It consistently produces a light bodied and spirited champagne-style cider. I appreciate your good service, delivering in a reasonable time frame and dependable carrying the same yeasts I've come to enjoy. With no brewshop within 100 miles, your business and helpful website keep me a-brewin'.
Fast-acting yeast that seems to chew through just about anything
Never had an issue with stuck fermentations, provides great effervescence to the cider
It did the job. I pitched it into sugary honey-water. 2 weeks later, there's no more sugar. As expected.