Red Star Red Star Premier Blanc Champagne Yeast (Pack of 10)

Red Star Red Star Premier Blanc Champagne Yeast (Pack of 10)

Product Description
This product is Red Star Pasteur blanc champagne yeast which can be used for winemaking, cider making, mead making and other fermentation. A strong strain with a very high alcohol tolerance. Used to avoid sluggish fermentation and to restart stuck ones with remaining residual sugars. Recommended for sparkling wines processed by traditional or charmat methods.

Price: $4.50

  • A strong fermenter with good ethanol tolerance
  • This strain is recommended for all white wines, some reds and for fruit juices
  • This strain has good tolerance to free sulfur dioxide

3 thoughts on “Red Star Red Star Premier Blanc Champagne Yeast (Pack of 10)

  • April 26, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    125 of 129 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I reliably make home-made ginger beer with this yeast! Works Great!, March 5, 2016

    By MBadon (Connecticut) –

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    This review is from: Red Star Premier Blanc Champagne Yeast (Misc.)

    I use this champagne yeast to make homemade ginger beer. This yeast is very reliable and I’ve had great results! I’ve been using this brand of champagne yeast for two years and haven’t been dissapointed yet.

    The way I make Ginger Beer
    Make Ginger syrup by boiling fresh ginger (preferably young ginger if you can get your hands on it, I can find young ginger at my local Indian grocery store) with sugar. Boil about 1/2 cup to 1 cup fresh ginger cut into slices (don’t bother peeling, the more ginger the stronger the syrup) with about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar (depending on how sweet you want your final product to be) and 2 bay leaves in about 2 cups of water. I usually end up simmering the ginger for 30-40 minutes on low. Let cool till it is safe to work with and strain through cheese cloth. Add 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice. This is your flavor base. You can store the syrup for a couple days in the fridge until you are ready to procede to fermentation

    Clean two 2L plastic soda bottles. Using a funnel, pour half your syrup into each bottle. Add EXACTLY 1/8 teaspoon of Red Star Champagne Yeast to each bottle, cap and mix gently. Adding the yeast is probably the second most important step in this process behind cleaning the bottles. Fill the bottles leaving about an inch and half to two inches at the top. Cap TIGHTLY and leave in a room temperature to slightly warmish area of your home. In my home, this is a cabinet near the stove. Leave for 2 days at room temperature, then store in the fridge. Serve by decanting off the ginger beer avoiding the sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

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  • April 26, 2018 at 3:50 pm
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great yeast processed well, January 2, 2017

    By Happy in Ky

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    This review is from: Red Star Premier Blanc Champagne Yeast (Misc.)

    Great yeast processed well. I used it for processing some mead. My first batch I mixed it with some water and then immediately pitched it. It activated in 24 hours and done its thing giving me an ABV of about 14%. On my second batch a “Cyser Mead” I actually let it soak for a full 20 minutes in 95 degree water and then pitched it. By the next day it had the same results and my brew was bubbling and air lock was clicking away. I am very happy with this yeast and would order it again. Just realize how much you are ordering and how much you need. I am storing the remaining yeast in the fridge and I hope it will still be good when I process my next couple of batches.

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  • April 26, 2018 at 4:06 pm
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    192 of 202 people found the following review helpful

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    Juice Improvement, April 6, 2013

    By S M.

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    This review is from: Red Star Premier Blanc Champagne Yeast (Misc.)

    Take any good 100% juice that is preservative free or organic and make it better in a week or two.
    Recommended candidates are Apple, Grape both red and white, Cherry, Peach, Raspberry You get the idea.
    The nice thing is the juice comes with a the secondary fermenter.

    Store extra yeast packets in the freezer.
    Let them slowly come to room temperature before use.

    Its Easy.
    You will need

    A packet of magic juice enhancer – Red Star Champagne Yeast

    2 Quart bottle of 100% juice that is preservative free or organic.

    A primary fermenter
    I use a cleaned and sanitized 1 gallon milk or water jug.
    Using the larger container minimizes the chances of a blow off mess.
    Its disposable so no need to clean after use.

    A drilled rubber stopper or bung that fits the jug

    A three peace air lock

    A Secondary fermenter.
    The rinsed and saved bottle the juice came in sanitize before reusing.

    A drilled rubber stopper or bung that fits the juice bottle

    The same air lock.

    A length of clear 3/8″ vinyl tubing

    A dark place.

    Patients.

    1. Rehydrate yeast.
    See packet instructions – 1/2 cup warm water.
    Watch for a few little bubbles to form.

    2. pour juice in to the cleaned and sanitized 1 gallon jug airrating as you go
    Only at the beginning introducing oxygen is a good thing from now on should be avoided.

    3. pitch yeast – pour it in the juice gently shake to mix.

    4. plug the jog with the cleaned and sanitized bung and filled airlock.
    You can use water in the air lock but I prefer to use vodka as it prevents growth of unwanted little beasties.
    If the air pressure changes or when the jug is moved some gets sucked in to the jug using vodka will help to prevalent an infection of undesirable little beasties ruining your fun.

    5. put in a dark place.

    6. After a several hours or the next day check the airlock for bubbles and foam in the jug.
    Do not open or remove the bung or air lock to look inside.

    7. wait a week or two.

    8. siphon with the cleaned and sanitized tubing to the cleaned and sanitized secondary fermenter.
    The bottle the juice came in.
    Don’t suck on the tube.
    Fill the tube with clean water.
    Pinch the tube closed a few inches from the outlet end.
    Insert the other end into the juice holding the other end lower let the water drain out in to a pot or other container.
    As soon juice starts to flow out pinch to stop the flow put the end in the juice bottle and let the juice flow holding both ends of the tube just below the surface.
    you want to minimize airration and leave any solids that may have settled out on the bottom or be floating on top from being transferred.

    9. Taste!! Yum?!
    You could drink it now but.

    10. plug with the stopper and refilled airlock.

    11. put back in a dark place.

    12. Wait a week or Two more.

    13. chill

    14. drink

    15. Enjoy

    This was fun and easy so do it again.

    To carbonate.

    By now the little yeasties have used up all the sugars and need some more sugar to eat.
    Make a small wort/syrup by heating about 1/4 a cup of water to at least 165 degrees but not boiling ad 2 to 3 Tbsp’s of sugar stir until thoroughly dissolved.
    Cover and cool to room temperature.
    Then fill a cleaned and sanitized 2 liter soda bottle with the syrup and juice and tightly cap.
    Gently shake to mix.
    Place upright in a dark place until rock hard about 2 to 3 days.
    place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to quickly chill and send the yeasties to sleep.
    Move to the refrigerator to completely chill up right letting the yeasties settle out.

    Enjoy!!

    Hey, you just made wine!!!!!!!!

    This is a basic walk through of the steps.
    Experiment and see what works for you.
    The addition of yeast nutrient and yeast energizer can improve the process.
    Adding extra sugar can also boost alcohol levels.

    The most important thing is sanitation.

    I use Five Star Star-San, PBW and 1-step.
    IMPORTANT Read the instructions!
    Bleach and soap can leave a residue.

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