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  1. Default High alcohol tolerant,

    Hi all,
    can someone point me in the direction of a higher alcohol tolerating yeast?


    Fer Mentor

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    Dec 2003
    Brisbane Australia

    Default Re: High alcohol tolerant,

    Lalvin EC-1118 (Champagne Yeast) is the most common.

    Someone mentioned Turbo Yeast, but that's normally for doing distilling batches (where the flavour isn't as important). IIRC, I think the turbo yeast is something like EC-1118 prepared with Fermaid or nutrient to make it more resilient)

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    Default Re: High alcohol tolerant,

    I've used EC-1118 and it is definately quite aggresive. White labs also produces a High Gravity Ale yeast which supposedly can ferment up to 25%...but i've never actually used it.

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    Default Re: High alcohol tolerant,

    Another which is the same strain as the Lalvin EC-1118 is the Red Star Premier Cuvee.

  5. Default Re: High alcohol tolerant,

    I think I'm going to go with Lalvin EC-1118, Ive asked around and it seems to be popular.

    Thanks a bunch.

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