Wyeast 4184 Sweet Mead
Wyeast 4184 Sweet Mead yeast is 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%.
I did four 1 gallon batches by dividing the Wyeast pouch into 4 equal portions.(Pouch says its for up to 6 gallons). This yeast is working well for my 2 traditional meads but my pomegranate mead was a very sluggish start and my cranberry showed NO signs of fermentation after 48 hours. I think that high acidity may be a problem for this yeast so adjust your recipe if needed.
I like this product. For those of us who like a sweeter mead this is a great choice.
The yeast got off to a slower start then I thought, but I realized my basement was down to 60 F. Put on my heater, brought it up to 66 to 68 F, and BOOM, got going great. In the secondary now, and still have some activity. But not a worry, as I won't be drinking it for another 10 months.
Works fine for my mead
received in a timely manner, works great for mead making a lovely sweet mead with a shocking alcohol content