Acidic wine

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  1. Jun 20, 2019 #1

    Kelo80

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    What is a good yeast for acidic wine, used EC-118 in some hard lemonade, its been 3 days and hasn't started yet? Thanks
     
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    ras2018

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    You should probably make a yeast starter and add to your wine once it’s rolling. Acidic wine can be tough to get started.
     
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    Yeast can be unhappy when the pH is in under 3.0. What is your pH? I've done a number of acidic wines (lemon, cranberry, ...) and always adjust the acidity down, while watching the rise in pH. I like the pH between 3.1 and 3.5 for the fruit wines and the yeast never has a problem
     

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