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    I'm having trouble finding Lalvin DV10. None of the local brewing suppliers carry it or the Red Star near equivalent (Epernay). I can't seem to Google any online suppliers that carry it either. Does anyone have a good source for this stuff?

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    Epernay II is now called Cotes des Blanc and can be found a lot of places. How it differs from what you're after I don't know. I have some batches with Cotes des Blanc going. They claim it's a slow fermenter and that might be an uderstatement.

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    Hmmm...yeah I ended up buying Cotes des Blanc. Schram (Compleat Meadmaker) seems to indicate this not quite the same as Epernay which is supposed to be a fast fermentor with a higher alcohol tolerance. After visiting the Lalvin website it seems that they may no longer offer this strain (DV10/Epernay).

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    Are you needing a specific yeast? What is so special about DV10? Different yeasts give different characters some dryer some sweeter etc.
    I know Williams Brewing (http://www.williamsbrewing.com/search.cfm) has some yeasts for Mead. In the old days(only 10 years ago actually) they just used wine and champagne yeasts. I like the chamagne style so I comes out sparkling!!!
    You may try "Kraus" in Independance,MO also(dont know the web address) they have alot of wine/mead making supplies. Happy Mead making

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    Hey thanks for the links everyone...it had been a few months since my last post in this thread, so I had almost forgotten about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zane View Post
    What is so special about DV10? Different yeasts give different characters some dryer some sweeter etc.
    Nothing special that I know of yet, but I have come to appreciate how much the yeast influences the final product, and I want to experiment with different varieties.

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