Yeah, malkore, I started getting good results after buying a fresh jar of Fleischmann's at the supermarket and keeping it in the fridge, and using the recipe I got on this forum, but when the weather got colder the bubble rate dropped. I start each batch by measuring the water temp carefully - between 80-85°F, but the room temp varies from 55-65 (I like it cool).
Thanks, Mike, if we cross paths, I'll take a packet of Red Star (sounds like a brand of chewin' 'bakee)
zapus, the Lalvin EC-1118 sounds like just the ticket for a cheapo like me who keeps the thermostat down to 50 most of the time :-)
Rex, that is too cool... I like the idea of not cleaning the bottle... just dump the new stuff in! And thanks for the "Premier Cuve" detail.
BTW, everyone, have a most enjoyable Thanksgiving!