EC-1118 (Champagne) Lalvin
Species : Wine
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 50-86
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : n/a
Flocculation : Low
Alcohol Tolerance : 18%
Pitching/Fermentation : The fermentation characteristics of the EC-1118 — extremely low production of foam, volatile acid and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) — make this strain an excellent choice. This strain ferments well over a very wide temperature range, from 10° to 30°C (50° to 86°F) and demonstrates high osmotic and alcohol tolerance. Good flocculation with compact lees and a relatively neutral flavor and aroma contribution are also properties of the EC-1118.
Notes : The EC-1118 strain is recommended for all types of wines, including sparkling, and late harvest wines and cider. It may also be used to restart stuck fermentations.
Best Styles : Champagne, Late Harvest Wines, Dry Whites
Looking for a Liquid or Dry Yeast Substitution? The brewers at Austin Homebrew Supply have tried most of them. The following are some suggestions that have worked for us.
Liquid Yeast Substitution : White Labs 716, White Labs 720, Wyeast 4184, Wyeast 4632
Dry Yeast Substitution : Cider House Select Cider Yeast, Lalvin D-47