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Lalvin EC-1118 Prise de Mousse Wine Yeast


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A low foaming, vigorous and fast fermenter good for both reds and whites. It is also ideal for ciders and sparkling wines.


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Lalvin EC-1118 Prise de Mousse Wine Yeast

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AKA Prise de Mousse. Saccharomyces bayanus. 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. This is a very neutral yeast 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%

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Great cider yeast
I used this in both a pear and an apple cider. GREAT yeast. Clean, fast and very clear!
January 15, 2014
great for hard cider
I used this yeast for my first stab at hard cider. It performs as advertised, took off fast and went strong for about 3 weeks ! I just tasted the cider for the first and took a hydrometer reading. It tastes ok ( young ) and the gravity is 1.005. All is well that ends well !
October 20, 2011
My Favorite
When in doubt, use this yeast. Low foam, fast, completeferment. Every wine I have made with this has turned out good.
March 5, 2014
Works best in braggots than D-47. Cleaner taste that allows the grains to come through, not to mention higher ABV.
March 21, 2011
great for hard cider
Brewed in Oct '14, OG 1.058, FG 1.004 after 2 week primary in the low 70s. Secondary for 2.5 months. Not the depth of most Dubbels, but its close. Also lacks some of the different notes that complex dubbels have. Head retention was mild, so next time I'd add flaked wheat for that. This beer aged in the seocndary but that wasn't enough to remove the bubble gum flavor that came from the 1214. It was only here in mid-summer '15 that the bubblegum esters have disappeared, and now its a pretty good beer. I think next time I will add more dark candi sugar as well to get this above .065
October 20, 2011
Great for Spiced Pumpkin Wine!
My love for Saisons is the reason I got into brewing beer this year. Saison Dupont, St. Feuillien Saison, Yards Saison, Hennepin, and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace are some of my favorites.But, this beer is possibly the best Saison I've ever tasted. I'm seriously impressed.I used one very fresh Wyeast 3724 smack pack, purchased from my local homebrew shop. There was no need for a starter in my case. Fermentation started quickly and agressively. I needed the blowoff hose on my 6 gallon carboy within the first 12 hours.If you read about this yeast strain on the Wyeast website; on any of the homebrew forums; or, in Phil Markowski's book called "Farmhouse Ales", you'll learn that it needs to be fermented at high temperatures.If you don't ferment in the mid eighties or higher, the fermentation is likely to slow or stall at a gravity of about 1.03.Based on my reading, I used a fermwrap and was easily able to ferment in the high eighties, and about 90 from about midway through the process. Adjustments were possible by adding some insulation.I used a temperature strip that goes up to 93 to ensure that it didn't get too hot. No worries if the strip isn't completely accurate. Wyeast reports an ideal range up to 95. And, Markowski suggests that even higher temps are likely okay.The high temperatures help to produce a wonderful Saison funk taste and a bold fruitiness, a bit like prune. There's also a mild spice taste that hits the back of the mouth. It's really a pleasure to smell and to drink if you're a lover of Saisons.Like any great Saison, this beer is balanced out nicely with a dry finish.I racked to secondary after about three weeks and bottled almost 5 weeks later.OG: 1.052 (May 3)Racked to Secondary: 1.020 (May 23)FG: 1.007 (June 28)ABV: 5.91%
June 1, 2013
Great cider yeast
With all the high ratings that this had, I thought it would turn out a lot better. Had a little bitter aftertaste. Wasn't much different than the Dunkelweizen. Was expecting more out of this beer.
January 15, 2014
Good product
Use it to bottle condition high gravity beers .Works well all the time.
July 5, 2016
A+ Transaction
A+ transaction.
October 24, 2015
My go-to yeast
Ferments quickly and clean, tolerant of poor environments and vintner's mistakes, compact lees that grip the bottom with a death-grip until you rinse it off - what's not to like?
May 4, 2011
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