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Offline majorvices

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Wine yeast recommendations for beer
« on: October 18, 2014, 07:34:40 am »
Rather than do a bunch of experimentation I figured I'd see what you guys have used.

Plan is to make a "grand cru" type beer, ~1.100 OG mostly pils blend with vienna base and some sugar possibly stared with wine yeast then finished in red wine bbls with brett b.

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Re: Wine yeast recommendations for beer
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 08:08:31 am »
The strain that comes to mind is K1V-1116. Most wine strains do not ferment maltotriose, but K1V-1116 readily metabolizes the trisaccharide.   I used it in 1.135 mead that went to 17.5% ABV, so the strain definitely can handle high osmotic pressures and high levels of ethanol.

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Re: Wine yeast recommendations for beer
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 08:12:40 am »
The strain that comes to mind is K1V-1116. Most wine strains do not ferment maltotriose, but K1V-1116 readily metabolizes the trisaccharide.   I used it in 1.135 mead that went to 17.5% ABV, so the strain definitely can handle high osmotic pressures and high levels of ethanol.

Thanks. Part of the reason I wanted to use a wine yeast it to leave plenty of fermentables available for the brett fermentation.

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Re: Wine yeast recommendations for beer
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 12:19:48 pm »
I would shoot a message to Lallemand telling them want you want to achieve.

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Re: Wine yeast recommendations for beer
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2015, 07:57:13 pm »
Did you make the beer with wine yeast?  How did it go?