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  1. #1
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    Default Suggestions for a Yeast for Mead

    Looking for a yeast to make mead, is there any yeast the more people prefer to use over others?

    Anyone use Red Star Premier Cuvée? How was it?

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Yeast for Mead

    Quote Originally Posted by FlowerPlanter View Post
    Looking for a yeast to make mead, is there any yeast the more people prefer to use over others?

    Anyone use Red Star Premier Cuvée? How was it?

    Lalvin EC-1118

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Yeast for Mead

    lavin 71b-112 is the best yeast.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Yeast for Mead

    Personally I think Lalvin D-47 is the best for any mead that you want to be able to drink in less than a couple months. It burns fast and clean and is usually mostly done fermenting by the second week.

    It also leaves it somewhat sweet which I like, which is not to mean that it doesn't get hot, I often get around 18% alcohol with my batches.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Yeast for Mead

    Thank you all.
    I will try all 3

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Yeast for Mead

    My go-to for mead will now and forever be the cotes de blanc. I've tried the D-47, but the best meads I've done have been from the cotes. I tend towards sweet meads (16ish lbs of honey for a 5-gallon batch), and I let them cellar for 6 months before opening them.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Yeast for Mead

    I used EC-1118 for a cyser that bubbled for several months in my cool/cold attic last winter. I avoid fast fermentation.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

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