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11-17-2004, 04:02 AM
I can't get my mitts on this Lalvin brand.
The brand I am using is Gervin yeasts, from Reading, Berkshire, UK.

Now I do have EC1118 - which is obviously what it says on the tin.

The other one which I've been actually using is Gervin GV26 French strain. Do Lalvin have a corresponding strain?

11-17-2004, 08:05 AM
Have a look at http://www.canford-heath-wine-circle.co.uk/yeast_strains.htm
which I found on the web.

It's not a direct comparison, but you might be able to do a match using the info.

11-17-2004, 02:52 PM
That is indeed a useful website!!

I spoke to thechap who runs Gervin, the yeast I'm using is actually not on that list, but is infact a robust version of the old number 4, which essentially is used for sherry wines. He's also an ex-Chemistry professor and homebrewer so I think there's a good bit of t4esting going on. Lalvan is actually a bugger to find in the UK, so I'm sticking to gervin.

11-18-2004, 03:40 AM

Find what works for you from what is easily accessible.

Trying the different yeasts and experimenting is all part of the fun :D