Advantages to using wine yeast:
- Rapid onset of fermentation,
- Better fermentation control, thus permitting more efficient use of fermenters
- Consistent and reproducible wine quality,
- Reduced possibility of off flavor formation and stuck fermentation
Adding Wine Yeast to Your Juice:
-Typical usage rate for yeast is 1 gm / gallon of juice, but being a little short or a little long is not a problem, as yeast reproduces to reach a number at which fermentation takes place. Being slightly long on usage amount simply gets the fermentation count up that much faster. Yeast may be added directly to the juice, but it is much better to rehydrate first for up to 20 minutes in water at 90º to 105º F.