Champagne yeast help ¶
By: _medic brewer on March 6, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
How long does EC-1113 champagne yeast ferment for? It's been 2 weeks now and not getting much gravity change. Still have some airlock activity, but real active.
By: _Anthony on March 12, 2018, 10:58 p.m.
If we are talking beer, it is highly unlikely Champagne yeast will do much. While it can resist the pressures of higher alcohol environments, it can’t ferment maltotriose, so it’s utility in unsticking a fermentation is pretty limited.
More likely is that all the little crumbs of yeast displaced entrained co2 and you got a rush of “activity” as a result.
By: _medic brewer on March 15, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Thanks Anthony, but I seem to be having a problem with it fermenting or I think I am. The gravity doesn't seem to be coming down and the activity level isn't the greatest. Does this strain of yeast take a long time to finish fermenting?
By: _Anthony on March 15, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
It can be pretty slow to finish. You might try and take out about a pint of the soda, dilute it with a bit of sterile water, and proof more yeast in it.. then toss the resulting foamy yeast back into the soda and see if that will help.