03-23-2006, 10:10 AM
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| | Champagne Yeast
Originally Posted by kyle3
John N. thanks for the recipe, I have one question for you.
I've read that it can inprove you Co2 production to use champagne yeast b/c it is more tollerant of alcohol.
do you have any expirience with it? is it better than regular bread yeast?
Champagne yeast is more tolerant of the alcohol by product than bread yeast, meaning champagne yeast will last longer. It also has the additional benefit of producing more bubbles in the beginning, and then dropping off 3-5 days later, and being fairly consistant with the bubble production.
If you're looking to purchase it, this is what I've purchased in the past. EC-1118
So in essence, Champagne yeast is definately better than bread yeast. But not as readily available in supermarkets, but rather found in speciality beer and wine brewery places. I don't mind changing up the bread yeast mixtures every few weeks, and my tanks are small enough that the bubble variability still gives me decent levels over the course of 3 weeks.
If you do get some champagne yeast, come back and share your experience with it.