The right yeast for the right brew?

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Steeev

The right yeast for the right brew?

Post by Steeev » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:12 am

Hello all.
I have been brewing for a very short time ( 2 months) with kits (Woodfordes) and on both occasions had trouble with stuck fermentations.
At the same time, and right next to my main fermenter, I had a batch of Turbo Cider on the go, which moved quickly from an O.G of 1058 to 998 within 5 days. That was using wine yeast, so I expect it to yield quicker and more than ale yeast.
But what I've tried to look for on Google and found no firm answer, is would wine yeast ( I have Young's Super Wine compound) move along a stuck ale fermentation, and would it impart a dodgy taste on the beer?

Thanks

Steve

James

Post by James » Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:28 am

I would only really consider using wine yeast as a very, very, very last resort, your gonna get some strange flavours! I would use an ale yeast as my first (and probably last!) line of attack, go for one of the 11g packets. Are the Woodfords packets 5g? (think so).

JC

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