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Farmboyc
12-10-2016, 01:34 PM
So I made a 23l batch of Sack Mead last fall. I used 11.5kg of total step-fed honey and used DV10 yeast. F.G 1.02 ABV 17.58%

After bulk aging for 1 yr I put some oak in 8 cubes American Med Toast and 4 cubes American Dark Toast for 2 months.

The result is a thick viscous mead mead with some residual sweetness. Prior to the oak addition there was some harshness on the finish but the oak grounded that out and left slight caramel/coffee notes behind.

Conclusion I really like DV10.

Squatchy
12-10-2016, 06:55 PM
I agree that it is a good yeast. Especially if you like good volume/ mouthfeel. I blend it with other things to get the added volume. It also contributes to acidity/mineralogy.
I have 3 batches of it going as we speak.

58limited
12-10-2016, 06:57 PM
I like DV10 too but mainly use it for hydromels - they turn out crisp and clean tasting, not much yeast influence in the final product.

Squatchy
12-10-2016, 06:59 PM
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Squatchy
12-10-2016, 07:02 PM
This is DV10. I'll be adding cranberries to the Mesquite, and strawberries to the ON. The snowberry will be a trad or possibly a meth. Don't know for sure

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Clwurster
12-10-2016, 11:00 PM
Yep. DV10 & D254. Very good yeasts to blend with. D254 i need to babysit a little but ads those peppery notes sought after often