WLP775 English Cider Yeast

Classic cider yeast. Ferments dry, but retains flavor from apples. Sulfur is produced during fermentation, but will disappear in first two weeks of aging. Can also be used for wine and high gravity beers.

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“Great for Dry Cider”

By: Brian | Date: Jul., 31st 2013 | Beer(s) Brewed: Cyser

I've made a Cyser using this with 5 gallons of cider, 3 lbs of honey and 2 lbs of brown sugar. It's a great dry cider with a lot of carbonation. I would guess if you up the sugars you may be able to get a sweeter cider out of it. There is definitely a good apple taste.
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“Will use again”

By: Glenn | Date: Nov., 20th 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Very Hard Cider/Apple Wine

Fermented a bit slowly, but I used real apples and still tasted them in the finished product ... I was happy! Also, the yeast fermented all the way up to 17% EtOH. I thought I was going to have to re-pitch, but it just kept going. I plan on using this one again next fall.

“... loving fermentation ...”

By: Eric Hedge | Date: Nov., 20th 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Hard Cider

Worked great right out of the tube. Transferred to a secondary where left to ferment another three months at 54 degrees. Excellent results will use again as fermenting at a low temp allowed for a long slow but loving fermentation with crisp clean results. O.G. 1.095 F.G. 1.030.

“... far superior to anything else ...”

By: Jim | Date: Nov., 20th 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: ciders

We have experimented with several types of yeast for our homegrown apple and cherry plum ciders. From now on we will use only the WLP775. The clarity and pure flavor of the WLP775 ciders is far superior to anything else we've used.

“... I tried this monster”

By: J Parrone | Date: Nov., 20th 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Cider

After using several other types of yeast that were recommended to me, I tried this monster. From now on, this will be the only option for me as far as my cider is concerned. Even young, it tasted wonderful.

“I will always come back ...”

By: John | Date: Nov., 20th 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Cider

I really like this strain of yeast - it's very active. Usually is done fermenting in about 10 days. I will always come back to this yeast for my Cider experiments!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the origin of this yeast?

Our English Cider Strain came from a working cidery in England. The actual cidery is a trade secret. Once we received the strain, we re-cultured and cleaned up the strain. We really like the strain due to its unique ability to retain apple character, while still fermenting to dryness.

I recently purchased a vial of your English Cider Yeast for a batch of cider I am making. I was unable to find out what percent alcohol I can expect. I will be adding sugar and fruit to it and don't want it to end up terribly sweet.

12% would be the highest you w