- Jan 10, 2017
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I am brewing my second batch of wine. It is a strawberry wine and I am using Red Star Cotes des Blanc yeast. I read that this is a slow fermenting yeast, but after 42 hours since pitching I don't see a lot of activity. There are some thin suds on the surface, and I do stir it daily, but there is not really any airlock bubbling. This is a 1 gallon batch and is currently in a 3.5gal bucket. Is this very small amount of activity normal for this yeast? In my first batch (banana wine) the recipe called for premier blanc, and the fermentation became vigorous with the first 24 hours. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.