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Red Star Red Star Pasteur Blanc Champagne Yeast (Pack of 10)

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Red Star
Part Number CW-MDFV-TT13
Number of Items 10
Size 10 packs
UPC 049000026276
EAN 0049000026276
Import Designation Made in USA or Imported
Is Recalled? N
Item Weight 2.4 ounces
UNSPSC Code 50181710

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Product Features

  • A strong fermenter with good ethanol tolerance
  • This strain is recommended for all white wines, some reds and for fruit juices
  • This strain has good tolerance to free sulfur dioxide

Product Description

This product is Red Star Pasteur blanc champagne yeast which can be used for winemaking, cider making, mead making and other fermentation. A strong strain with a very high alcohol tolerance. Used to avoid sluggish fermentation and to restart stuck ones with remaining residual sugars. Recommended for sparkling wines processed by traditional or charmat methods.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00434CB74
  • Item model number: CW-MDFV-TT13
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (389 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)

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Indications
winemaking

Ingredients
yeast

Directions
See package or consult Strange Brew Home-Brew for instructions.

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Take any good 100% juice that is preservative free or organic and make it better in a week or two.
Recommended candidates are Apple, Grape both red and white, Cherry, Peach, Raspberry You get the idea.
The nice thing is the juice comes with a the secondary fermenter.

Store extra yeast packets in the freezer.
Let them slowly come to room temperature before use.

Its Easy.
You will need

A packet of magic juice enhancer - Red Star Champagne Yeast

2 Quart bottle of 100% juice that is preservative free or organic.

A primary fermenter
I use a cleaned and sanitized 1 gallon milk or water jug.
Using the larger container minimizes the chances of a blow off mess.
Its disposable so no need to clean after use.

A drilled rubber stopper or bung that fits the jug

A three peace air lock

A Secondary fermenter.
The rinsed and saved bottle the juice came in sanitize before reusing.

A drilled rubber stopper or bung that fits the juice bottle

The same air lock.

A length of clear 3/8" vinyl tubing

A dark place.

Patients.

1. Rehydrate yeast.
See packet instructions - 1/2 cup warm water.
Watch for a few little bubbles to form.

2. pour juice in to the cleaned and sanitized 1 gallon jug airrating as you go
Only at the beginning introducing oxygen is a good thing from now on should be avoided.

3. pitch yeast - pour it in the juice gently shake to mix.

4. plug the jog with the cleaned and sanitized bung and filled airlock.
You can use water in the air lock but I prefer to use vodka as it prevents growth of unwanted little beasties.
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By af heff on September 28, 2012
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Just finished my first batch of hard cider. Yeast did a great job. Price was right and it got here in an instant. Seeing that I will continue making hard cider till my intervention, I will certainly buy from Red Star again.
Andy, Lima Ohio
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I decided to make a batch of hard apple cider or apfelwein after reading about it on the internet. Used: 2 gallons of store-bought apple juice (no preservatives, made from concentrate), 2 pounds of table sugar, raisin juice (as a yeast nutrient) and one packet of red star champagne yeast. The batch started bubbling at 24 hours and at 14 days, the fermentation was complete. Not a great flavor profile, but I guess that depends on the quality of the fruit pulp that you put in. The yeast did its job very effectively. I was aiming for at least 12% ABV and the yeast managed to that, in 14 days. Pretty impressive. Since it is a wine yeast, it doesn't leave behind too much of a mess in the primary. Highly recommend this product if you are learning to brew wine at home.
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I've been making honey mead for several years, and this is the brand of yeast I like best. It does a great job fermenting, without going crazy and foaming out of the container.

I use a 1-gallon wine bottle and and an air lock, and in about a month I've got the starts to some great mead. Bread yeast doesn't work as well, and some other brands of wine or champagne yeast don't tolerate the alcohol content as well.

I store the extra packets in the freezer and they're fresh and ready when I start a new batch.
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I've used this for two 5 gallon batches of hard apple cider (fermentation started within 4 hours both times), 5 gallons of apple/honey wine (fermentation took 8 hours to start, but finished perfectly), and 3 gallons of pineapple wine (took a full 24 hours for fermentation to begin, but after that it was like gangbusters). This yeast is perfect for hard cider because if you back-sweeten, the fermentation will start up again immediately to give you that nice carbonation you're looking for. It took only 10 days in the bottle for it to carbonate perfectly--then I sterilized the batch to stop it and it gets better every month.
With wines, watch your SG because this yeast will continue producing alcohol up to 18%--my apple honey wine is about 17% and initially it was like rocket fuel. After a month in the bottle, it's beginning to mellow, but it'll take a good 6 months to smooth out. I shouldn't have added that quart of honey, but I was living dangerously...
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The Red Star Champagne yeast is very similar to the Lavin EC-1118 yeast. Both are fast fermenting. I have used both brands in making rootbeer. After leaving the plastic bottles at room temperature for 24 - 36 hours the bottles are rock hard. Once refrigerated the yeast go dormant and any further carbon dioxide creation is stopped. The nice thing about these strains of yeasts is if a bottle of rootbeer goes flat all you have to do is screw on the top and give it a day for the yeast to re-carbonate the liquid. Then refrigerate and you have carbonated rootbeer ready to go.
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As a Christmas present for my husband, I said I would "perfect" a ginger beer recipe to his liking. For my first trial, I used regular bakers yeast (as that recipe called for) but it was too "yeasty" for our tastes. This yeast was much milder in flavor, while still giving us great carbonation. Our "perfect-for-us" recipe ended up using this yeast but only half as much as the recipe called for.
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