- Nov 15, 2007
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I plan on starting the new kit today and intend to follow this approach. This will be the first time I will do different than the kit way and I had a question. You said to pitch both the rc212 and the ec1118 which comes with the kit. I have rc212. Why pitch both? Should I pitch the rc212 initially and the ec1118 when the SG gets down some, maybe SG 1.3 or 1.2? I'm curious what I should expect with the 2 yeasts together.For the new kit coming through if a cup raisins and 16 oz of blackberries sauteed down with two cups of the base wine. yeast to rc212 and the package ec-1118 add all this into the primary try it you'll make a superb wine
That's what I would do. Now it's up to you.
Some strains of yeast do, in fact, kill other strains. There are three broad classes. Some strains have a "killer factor" (where they excrete a toxic protein). Some strains are immune to this protein, and some are sensitive to it. As it happens, EC-1118 is a killer yeast, and RC-212 is sensitive to it.
i just picked up the reformulated SLD Merlot. I was surprised that it came with the EC1118. It’s been a little while since I started one of these, but could swear it came with RC212.Phase #2.................
Been a while since I did mine, but I used RC212 (which I noted did not come with the kit) and added tannin in secondary.i just picked up the reformulated SLD Merlot. I was surprised that it came with the EC1118. It’s been a little while since I started one of these, but could swear it came with RC212.
I haven’t yet started this kit. Thoughts on a yeast swap? And maybe the addition of some tannin in the primary?