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Lalvin 71B-1122 Dry Wine Yeast

Lalvin 71B-1122 Dry Wine Yeast

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71B is a very fast starting strain that produces round, smooth, more aromatic wines that mature quickly. Great for blush and residual sugar white wines. Lots of aroma and an alcohol tolerance of 14%. 59 to 86 degree fermentation range.

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mead
kyle a on Jan 29, 2021
Grandma is using bread yeast
Victor B on Jan 13, 2021
mead
kyle a on Jan 29, 2021
Favorite wine yeast
Steven McPeak on Jan 16, 2021
Grandma is using bread yeast
Victor B on Jan 13, 2021
I use this yeast regularly.
Brent C on Jan 12, 2021
experimenting with yeast for mead
mariah l on Dec 6, 2020
For fermenting apple wine.
Matthew Griffin on Dec 2, 2020
to make more mead!
Robert W on Nov 26, 2020
To make more mead
Robert W on Nov 17, 2020
mead
William N on Nov 17, 2020
interested to see the difference it makes on recipes.
Jessie C L on Nov 17, 2020
Stuck Fermentations
Sanad Al I on Nov 3, 2020
First time trying but got good reviews for hard cider making
Morgan H on Oct 26, 2020
wine making
Jenny C on Oct 26, 2020
Called for by recipe
Steve C on Oct 20, 2020
Recommended
Barbara I on Oct 14, 2020
Recommended by Pros for Cider as well
Sanad Saudi on Oct 9, 2020
making wine
Bryan L on Oct 6, 2020
Use this previously with success for hard cider.
Chris K on Sep 22, 2020
Rose style wine from St. Vincent and Chambourcin
Les H on Sep 4, 2020
This yeast helps to breakdown malic acid in the grape
Robert A. r on Aug 27, 2020
pleased with white wine quality in previous years
Neil Jaquet on Aug 27, 2020
for Grenache Rose
Ralph W. Benitez on Aug 18, 2020
experimenting with different yeasts
Bradley M on Aug 17, 2020
For mead; recipe recommended in Ken Schramm article in Beerandbrewing.com
Stephen M. J on Aug 14, 2020
mead
Jeremy H on Jun 18, 2020
riesling wine
ROGER E on Jun 10, 2020
Good for Cider
Robert R on Jun 7, 2020
recommended
Michael B on May 22, 2020
Mead
JP K on May 12, 2020
I have found this to be my favorite yeast for the melomels and orange blossom meads that I make. It’s a steady performer with a reliable 110-112 point drop.
jason g on May 7, 2020
I am getting into meads
Jon Davison on May 4, 2020
We have always liked 71B
Chris M on Apr 22, 2020
To brew some more mead
Thomas G on Apr 18, 2020
Making mead this weekend
Bob J on Apr 11, 2020
making mead
Bob J on Apr 1, 2020
Great product, excellent price
Jennifer T on Mar 31, 2020
For cider making
Richard on Mar 19, 2020
sounded good
Bradley M on Jan 21, 2020
Trying a mead
Valued C on Jan 15, 2020
heard it gave good results
jeffrey r on Jan 8, 2020
I have used this yeast for all my mead making for the past 5 years and have always had great results, and have stored it in the freezer for over 2-years and still had great results.r
Russ on Dec 4, 2019
Excellent yeast for Vidal
Cider
Dominic Q on Oct 28, 2019
Good result
Wanda W on Oct 2, 2019
Ferment rose wine
Matt Starr on Sep 30, 2019
Because I am out.
Dennis Johnson on Sep 30, 2019
For hybrid grapes
Adam B on Sep 21, 2019
Ruby Cabernet (light body)
Ian P on Sep 21, 2019
Good for hybrids
Garrett M on Sep 10, 2019
to ferment mead
John D on Sep 6, 2019
Favorite wine yeast
Steven McPeak on Jan 16, 2021
I use this yeast regularly.
Brent C on Jan 12, 2021
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best For Sour Cherries
I've been making melomel with Montmorency cherries for several years now and I've tried multiple different yeasts, both for red and white wines. This is definitely the best. It creates a great "juicy" flavor,
April 6, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
I used it for mead and cyser, great quality yeast
March 3, 2021
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent yeast for Marquette
Tried the 71B and D254 (separate fermentations) on Marquette this year - results are excellent . The 71B retains the fruit characteristics and lowered the overall acidity during fermentation yielding a young wine with excellent potential.
September 30, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very enthusiastic yeast . Love watching them convert sugar to alcohol .
June 26, 2020
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use this for cider and ginger beer and it works great plus it's cheap.
November 26, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Steady performer.
I like this with rose wines. It tends to reduce malic acid.
September 8, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best at fermenting melomels
I've done comparisons with multiple yeasts fermenting melomels (berry meads). This is by far the best choice to use. I even submitted the different yeast tests to a large group of mead judges and they agreed this yeast worked best.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A great yeast
Just as ordered. Arrived on time.
January 18, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for Hybrids
I've used it consistently for 6 years for Frontenac and have never had an issue with any fermentation. It produces a more rounded profile in a grape that can be high acid and handles the high brix produced by Frontenac well while respecting the fruit and the other unique characteristics that this hybrid has.
August 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Good for a couple of melomels
I've used this for two different melomels with good results. I did everything "right," including regular degassing and several early shots of pure O2. As a result, my experience was that this will go to more like 15% ABV instead of 14%. While the results in my case were drier than what I intended, I was pleased with the results and didn't backsweeten either batch. It gets the first 90% of the job done in a real hurry and the last bit of fermentation doesn't take an unreasonable amount of time (for a mead, where you typically don't keg or bottle it in less than 4-6 weeks).
February 16, 2015