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, Derek Hamlet <derekhamlet@...> wrote:
> At 08:39 AM 10/21/2008, you wrote:
> > > Also, now that I think about it, 18% is a pretty high goal.
> >Very sound advice, Eddie. According to Lalvin (makers of EC-1118)
> >the UPPER LIMIT for this yeast is 18% a/v...
> I'm a tad embarrassed. Back in the day, I used EC1118 for almost
> everything because it was both a wild yeast killer and could tolerate
> high alcohol.
> Then, for winemaking I discovered a host of more interesting yeasts
> that were better for the flavours I was aiming for from various grapes.
> Somewhere along the line laziness (research) and brain infirmity led
> me to think I remembered that it's upper tolerance was 20%.
> My aim of 17+% was based on that.
> Oh well, I'll lower my expectations on the next batch.
> Actually perhaps I'd better check my sugar inputs and volume with
> Tony's formulas and then go down to the Fermentatorium and dilute the
> batch that's bubbling downstairs.
> Thanks folks.
Have you tried the MUM wash? I have had very good luck with this up
to 10 lb/Sugar to a 5 gallon total wash volume and premier cuvee
yeast. Ferments out in 4-5 days. However it makes a damn nice drink
at 7 lb sugar to 4.5 gallons volume and simple bread yeast. Ferments
out in 4 days and takes a couple to clear with Effervescent Irish moss
tablets. Some have an aversion to the plant food for nutrients and I
understand that. These are relatively low gravity washes compared to
18% but if you have all the extra carboys and such lower gravity
shouldnt be a problem. You will just need 2 washes to equal the yield
of a modest turbo. I am known to use the Brewhaus 48 turbo and side
by side the MUM finishes a days later but makes up the time by
clearing faster. MUM also smells cleaner as a wash. Just my opinion.