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Title: Pyment - yeast suggestions please
Post by: alikocho on November 07, 2010, 09:08:40 AM
I got given (rather told to go and press at the orchard) some white grape juice yesterday. I plan to use it to make a pyment, but can't make up my mind which yeast I should use. I've never made pyment before, and am not sure what would be most suitable.

I have Montpellier, Champagne, Riesling, Tokay, and Sherry on hand, so it would be from these that I would make my choice.
Title: Re: Pyment - yeast suggestions please
Post by: kenschramm on November 07, 2010, 02:37:59 PM
What variety of grapes? That will make a difference in which yeast you'd pick.  Also, what profile do you want the pyment to end up with?  Dry? Sweet?
Title: Re: Pyment - yeast suggestions please
Post by: alikocho on November 07, 2010, 07:06:56 PM
I have no idea on the variety of grapes, and neither did the person who gave them to me. All I can tell you is that they are English, and fairly acidic. Gravity from the juice is 1.061.

I'd like to produce a dry pyment.
Title: Re: Pyment - yeast suggestions please
Post by: tschmidlin on November 07, 2010, 10:01:50 PM
I have no idea on the variety of grapes, and neither did the person who gave them to me. All I can tell you is that they are English, and fairly acidic. Gravity from the juice is 1.061.

I'd like to produce a dry pyment.
That's a fairly low gravity for the grapes.  What is your target OG for the pyment?  I wouldn't use sherry or the riesling, but that's me.  The others should dry it out.
Title: Re: Pyment - yeast suggestions please
Post by: alikocho on November 07, 2010, 10:10:22 PM
I know it's a low OG for grapes, but this is England. Going to shoot for a gravity somewhere around 1.090, so nothing huge.
Title: Re: Pyment - yeast suggestions please
Post by: tschmidlin on November 07, 2010, 10:14:47 PM
I know it's a low OG for grapes, but this is England. Going to shoot for a gravity somewhere around 1.090, so nothing huge.
At that low of an OG, even the riesling should dry it out :)  I don't think you can really go wrong, have you considered splitting it and trying a couple of different yeasts?  Without tasting the juice it's hard to predict what yeast will compliment it well, but maybe someone else has another opinion.  Bouef.