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comment Which yeast should I use to make apple cider
Many people recommend Nottingham and SO4. I've done both again since this batch and have decided against ever using them again. Too many weird flavors. I'm also staying away from champagne & red wine yeasts. I'd recommend Côte des Blancs to almost anybody. Belle Saison is a surprise favorite for me. We just had an apple press, and I'm committing 10 gallons to Belle Saison.
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Red Star Côte des Blancs: Somewhat harsh aroma, lightly cloudy, flavor tart but nice, alcoholic. SG 1.000 Lalvin Bourgovin RC212: Higher carbonation than others. Good clarity, very astringent. SG 1.000 Danstar Belle Saison: Pleasant aroma, Dry, good carbonation, exceptional clarity, above-average carbonation. SG 0.997
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Hi Cpfohl - I allowed all these ciders to ferment for 45 days. Here are my notes: Nottingham: Darker color, great clarity, sweeter than some. Weaker carbonation than others. "meaty" off-flavor. Finished SG 0.996 Safale SO4: Extremely clear, weak flavor doesn't do enough to cover harshness in character. SG 0.998 Wyeast 4776: Darkest color, interesting aroma. Hazy appearance. Slick mouthfeel. Good carbonation. SG 0.996 Red Star Pasteur champagne: Lightly cloudy appearance, Hot/Alcoholic off-flavors. SG 0.996
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