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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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Inconsistent Results
Bought 3 packs to make a mead, cyser and cider. Mead was water and honey, cyser was apple cider and honey and the cider was cider and brown sugar, all were 1 gallon batches with the same yeast energizer and nutrient add. The mead never started fermenting and I had to add a pack of US05 to get it going, the cider is going fine without a problem and the cyser is so active I had to put it in a bigger container to stop it from bubbling up into the airlock.
December 24, 2017
4 months ago
making mead
This is the first time I have made mead so I think it went well. This yeast arrived on time and in good health.
November 14, 2017
6 months ago
Wonderful yeast that worked RIGHT AWAY.
Great yeast. It worked exactly as intended as a yeast.
The "smack sack" thing needs some more work, I think. It's a GREAT idea, but I had a lot of trouble getting the nutrient sack to break open in the bag and eventually had to open it all up and cut it with a scissors and then activate it like I would a dry yeast, just by letting the mixture sit in a cup for a few minutes.
Again, the yeast is great, the idea is great, but that little packet inside was difficult to find and break while the bag was sealed.
October 15, 2017
7 months ago
Fermented well, but totally fermented dry
Yeast did really well, however, it said it was a sweet mead yeast and that it would leave 2-3% sweetness in the mead and mine fermented totally out. No worries though, I know how to back sweeten!
September 29, 2017
8 months ago
Unfortunately when I got home from work I found it had been sitting in the sun all day. I knew it was a risk this time of year. It's on me.
September 27, 2017
7 months ago
1st and last time
I wanted to try this yeast for sweet mead and the alcohol tolerance. Making 3 batches using small big mouth bubblers. Only one of the 3 has started fermenting and that took more than 12 hours for the 1st bubble, and it's been 2 days now. I'm not likely to spend this much on yeast again if it doesn't even want to start.
May 7, 2017
11 months ago
Good luck
I ordered this yeast to make Mead, I revived a totally different package for beer, I've ordered since and got d47 and the red star champignon yeast , both were cheaper and actuality what I order
March 1, 2017
1 year ago
A decent choice
I've used it a couple times and it can make a good tasting mead. This yeast takes a long time to finish up and drop clear (at least, that is my experience). None of the packs I used inflated nearly as much as packets of beer yeast that I've used, but were still viable. I keep hearing that 3lbs per gallon of mead is the rule of thumb, if you really want to use this yeast I'd recommend reducing that, maybe even below 2.5lbs.Bottom line: it is a good yeast, use a little less honey in the beginning, use yeast nutrients, and don't use it if you need to be drinking it in 3-4 months.
June 20, 2016
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
As expected
As expected
January 16, 2016
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How many grams come in the package and how much do I need per gallon of must?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This package will ferment up to 5 gal of must. If you are doing a small batch, use all of it anyway. It will speed up the fermentation process.

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