EC1118 Dry Wine Yeast

EC1118 Dry Wine Yeast

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Good flocculation and a neutral flavor and aroma. This is a strain that is popular because of its strong fermentation characteristics and lack of problems. Can be used in a wide range of wines including most red wines, sparkling wines and late harvest version where the alcohol tolerance is a perfect fit. Ferments from 45 to 95 degrees with an alcohol tolerance of 18%. Not a great choice for wine that will be seeing a malolactic fermentation as EC-1118 naturally produces higher levels of SO2 which can inhibit malo-lactic fermentations.

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Good all purpose yeast to have on hand.
Doreen S. D on Sep 18, 2020
Higher ABv
Mason t on Sep 11, 2020
Good all purpose yeast to have on hand.
Doreen S. D on Sep 18, 2020
mourvedre red wine - finish
ted b on Sep 12, 2020
Higher ABv
Mason t on Sep 11, 2020
To have on hand for stuck fermentations
Joe G on Sep 9, 2020
making wine
Alyssa S S on Sep 4, 2020
For making Blueberry Wine
Christopher Morgan S on Aug 28, 2020
Making wine.
Daniel L G on Aug 28, 2020
free fast shipping
Marco V on Aug 26, 2020
Whites and fruit wine
Luis H on Aug 20, 2020
Charles M on Aug 19, 2020
I have been using this for years and it always works!
Wayne W on Aug 18, 2020
Friend recommend it for brewing hard kombucha
Lyzz M on Aug 15, 2020
Hi alcohol wines
Judy P on Aug 15, 2020
winemaker magazine
Adrienne E on Aug 13, 2020
For bottle conditioning
Edward J Renkor on Aug 12, 2020
hard seltzer
Aaron D L on Aug 12, 2020
Always fresh and active
Doug S on Aug 11, 2020
Being newer to mead/wine making I am trying a few new yeasts.
Ryan G on Aug 7, 2020
Good price
james b on Jul 27, 2020
Ben J on Jul 24, 2020
In case of stuck fermentation and fruit wine or Pear cider.
Mark W Johnson on Jul 21, 2020
previous used it and liked it
David L on Jul 18, 2020
Because Brian's (3) Uses it zs
Zachary S on Jul 17, 2020
Restart some stuck ferments
William S on Jul 17, 2020
Using for Meade and fruit wine
Jeff L on Jul 16, 2020
Russel T on Jul 15, 2020
wine production
Lee R on Jul 14, 2020
for bottle conditioning
Robert Bridenbecker on Jul 14, 2020
I blend this strain with another strain
Scott T on Jul 10, 2020
to make blackberry wine
Tammy F on Jul 8, 2020
yeast for another project
James K on Jul 8, 2020
Thought it was champagne yeast
Eric W on Jun 30, 2020
Needed for wine making process (fermentation)
Dee A on Jun 29, 2020
Great for finishing those last few points
Mike C on Jun 29, 2020
Good for Kombucha
David B on Jun 21, 2020
To make mead
Mark W on Jun 19, 2020
Advice from an experienced homebrewing friend
Austin G on Jun 16, 2020
recommended by friend
Holly M S on Jun 13, 2020
carbing a mixed ferm saison
Anthony M on Jun 5, 2020
Addition to our Kolsch recipe
Martin K on May 29, 2020
expanding fruit winemaking starter kit slightly
William M on May 28, 2020
Hard seltzer
Chris M on May 26, 2020
good general yeast
Jeff L on May 19, 2020
Used in the past.
Mike s on May 15, 2020
EC-1118 is my 'go-to' yeast for consistant results.
Shannon M on May 15, 2020
I am experimenting with higher performance in worts with high corn content (Classic American Pilsner)
William S on May 13, 2020
JP K on May 12, 2020
Best yeast for my brewing needs
Gristmill D on May 7, 2020
making pet nat wine
Martin on May 7, 2020
Recommended by Barley and Hops Brewing
Paul A on May 1, 2020
mourvedre red wine - finish
ted b on Sep 12, 2020
To have on hand for stuck fermentations
Joe G on Sep 9, 2020
I want to use with cranberry. I can't get 71b to ferment it. Only got to 4% abv. What have you used for success with cranberry? The natural preservatives are kicking my butt.
geoff resney on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Geoff - This yeast is great for chewing through much of anything other yeasts can't touch. Reading reviews online also seem to indicate it is capable with cranberries.

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I make apple brandy with it
I would recommend it
Aged for two weeks
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June 16, 2020
3 months ago
Good for fermenting strong
This had a bit of a long lag time but once it got going, boy did it go. I started @ 66 and as ferment began to slow started incrementing the temp and ended at 78 after two weeks. Mead went from 1.118 to 0.998.

No idea on flavor, sometime that strong needs some serious mellowing time.
May 20, 2020
4 months ago
Bought three of the 500g pouches. One of the three was not vacuum packed any longer but I was using it right away so it didn't matter. This is a fantastic yeast!
January 1, 2020
9 months ago
Yes, made tasty mead.
Used this with some yeast nutrient and made some delicious mead. I can tell this will be tasty stuff. Just Yeast (& Nutrient), Honey, and Water. So easy-enjoy.
December 28, 2019
1 year ago
Great all purpose yeast
This is my go to yeast .
October 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great for fruit wines
We make several fruit wines, including Cranberry and this yeast works great. Strong fermenter in high sugar must, nuetral quality lets the fruit aroma and flavors shine.
April 9, 2018
over 2 years ago
I’m a cider maker. I ferment to dryness, and them when I blend for bottling I add some I some fresh juice that I froze for that purpose at pressing. EC 1118 gives me a thorough primary fermentation, and. without adding more yeast, a secondary fermentation in the bottle. I ferment in 200 L tanks at 55 degrees, and for a full tank I use 20 grams. This is less than half the dose implied on the 5 gram packets of an entire paces for 6 gallons of must.
February 3, 2018
over 2 years ago
80g pack
Please be aware that if you order the 80g quantity it comes in one 80g mylar bag, and recommends a 6 month window to use it after opening. (so you need to make 50 gallons of wine in 6 months if you buy the 80g pack)

I had in my head that it was a discount price on 10 8g packs but I realize that was my incorrect assumption not the fault of the company.

Mentioning this so other people don't make the same mistake I did.
January 21, 2014