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Wyeast 4766 Cider


SKU# Y4766

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Wyeast 4766 Cider is a crisp dry fermenting yeast with a big, fruity finish. Allows fruit character to dominate the profile.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.


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Wyeast 4766 Cider - Fermenting Yeast

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Crisp dry fermenting yeast with big, fruity finish. Creates a nice balance for all types of apples, pears and other fruit or fermentables. Allows fruit character to dominate the profile. Temperature range: 60-75 F. Alcohol Tolerance: 12%.

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Great cider yeast
I used this to make a hard cider and was very happy with the yeast. It does exactly what it should, provides a nice clean, crisp flavor that doesn't overpower the natural flavors of the apples. One cautionary item, this yeast will eat a ton of sugar, note the 12% alcohol tolerance. So if you want a sweet cider, keep fermentation short as in 2 weeks or load up your cider with extra dark brown sugar. I recommend 4-6 lbs per 5 gallon batch added in the last 15 minutes of simmering your cider. If you add 6 lbs and give it a full 4 weeks of fermentation expect to see +10% alcohol and taste a crisp sweet apple flavor that perfectly masks the potency of the drink.
November 21, 2011
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.
April 28, 2012
Consistent cider yeast, not for sweet ciders.
Don't expect to make anything other than a dry, crisp cider with excellent fruit aroma and flavor. Will allow production of a true cider similar to some of the more refined commercial varieties. Colder ferm. temps and gradual yeast nutrient dosing are preferable to reduce sulphur smell during ferm.
October 30, 2012
great cider
I have had great results with this yeast. It has worked well with all my cider configurations, most notably my last batch of apple/peach/passionfruit. Although one of the smackpacks on my last order was already smacked, not the yeast's fault.
August 18, 2013
Works great for me
I have used this yeast for my annual cider batches for several years now, and I have varied my recipes significantly, from adding loads of honey or molasses and brown sugar to simply using the straight sweet cider. This finishes very, very dry -- I happen to like it that way. If you want something sweet and woodchuck-y, this may not be the yeast for you. My favorite way of making cider is to just use the cold juice with a minimum of campden tablets, and this yeast. You get a dry cider that is very apple-forward, and goes well with just about any meal. Don't mind the sulphur smell during fermentation-- it goes away entirely after a few days and doesn't show up in your final product.
May 18, 2012
Great cider yeast
I made 9 gallons of pear cider recently and used the Wyeast 4766 for 5gal and Lalvin EC1118 for the remaining 4gal. I tasted both after a week of fermentation and the Wyeast was so much more crisp and clean. I'll definitely be saving this to use again for future projects.
November 20, 2013
nice clean yeast
September 29, 2013
liked it a lot!
Not too dry and not too sweet. I'm partial to sweet, so I'd say that it would have felt better if it finished on the sweet side, but it is very tasty despite my personal taste preference.
January 16, 2014
Easy to deal with
Great product and great service
October 16, 2015
The cider turned out delicious
The cider turned out delicious !
November 23, 2015
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I just started with only a one gallon fermenter is this acceptable for it and if so how much do I use?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Last year was my first year making cider and I did 5 gallons and used the whole package, it turned out really well, so I would think you would just use a matching amount for your volume.
Neewb question. How much cider will this ferment? I'm looking to do four gallons. Thanks!
A L on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It will handle roughly 5-6 gallons. Add it to 4 gallons and you will get awesome results.
is this a dry yeast or a liquid yeast ?
M S on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a liquid yeast

like all of Wyeast's selection.


Gabe from NB

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