Yeast Experiment

Discussion in 'Yeast, Additives & Wine Making Science' started by bluecrab, Dec 12, 2019.

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  1. Dec 12, 2019 #1

    bluecrab

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    I want to share results from my yeast experiment. I made two WE Stags Leap Merlot kits. They were made according to instructions, the only difference was the yeast used, EC-1118 vs. BM 4x4. After two years, Mrs. bluecrab and I did a taste test. I didn’t really expect to taste a difference. We were both surprised by the results. She instantly said they were different. The BM 4x4 was fruity, the EC-1118 wasn’t. It had more of what I would call an alcohol taste. I liked BM 4x4 better, she liked EC-1118 better. So, in my experience, yeast selection has a lasting effect on the taste of finished wine.
     
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    Nice! Try a few blends, 50/50, 60/40 in each direction and 70/30 in each direction and see if you can blend up a winner!!
     
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    I wish! I only have a couple bottles left of this wine. Since the experiment, though, I always use two yeasts and blend.
     
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    Great experiment. Thanks for sharing the result.
     
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    I've done the same with D80/D254. In the end, I've always liked the blend of the two.
     

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