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GrantLee63
07-22-2006, 05:44 PM
The Subject Heading says it all: Is K1V-1116 OK For Lees Aging?

I'm experimenting a bit with my third batch of Joe's No-Age Sweet Mead. I intend on taking this one a bit drier (1.010 - 1.005), doing the Potassium Metabisulfate / Sorbate thing, and then let it sit on some oak for awhile. If K1V-1116 is OK for Lees Aging, I'll just let it sit on the lees and the oak together for about a month before racking. If not, I'll rack and then let it sit on the oak.

Thanks in advance for your help fellow mazers !

Oskaar
07-22-2006, 06:04 PM
I've corresponded with Clayton Cone (Lallemand's yeast guru) and according to him the K1 is just fine for lees aging.

Hope that helps,

Oskaar

GrantLee63
07-22-2006, 06:10 PM
Thanks Oskaar .... I thought you might chime in - While you were responding to my post I did a search (yeah, I know ... should have done that FIRST) and came across this reply from you back in November regarding which lees are OK to age with:

Here's the list of lees aging yeasts that I have used with good results:

D-47
K1V <-----<< It's right here !!!!! ;D
DV10
CY3079
R2
RC-212
ICV-D254
BM45
BA11

Cheers,

Oskaar

As always, your help is MUCH appreciated Oskaar !