Homebrew Yeast Listings

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WLP001 California Ale Yeast

This yeast is famous for its clean flavors, balance and ability to be used in almost any style ale. It accentuates the hop flavors and is extremely versatile.

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Attenuation:
73-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
68-73°F (20-23°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
High

WLP002 English Ale Yeast

A classic ESB strain from one of England's largest independent breweries. This yeast is best suited for English style ales including milds, bitters, porters, and English style stouts. This yeast will leave a beer very clear, and will leave some residual sweetness.

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Attenuation:
63-70%
Flocculation:
Very High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-68°F (18-20°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP003 German Ale II

Good for Kölsch, Alt, and German style Pale Ales. Strong sulfur component will reduce with aging. Clean, but with more ester production than WLP029.

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Attenuation:
73-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-70°F, Does not ferment well less than 62°F
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast

This is the yeast from one of the oldest stout producing breweries in the world. It produces a slight hint of diacetyl, balanced by a light fruitiness and slight dry crispness. Great for Irish ales, stouts, porters, browns, reds and a very interesting pale ale.

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Attenuation:
69-74%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-68°F (18-20°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium-High

WLP005 British Ale Yeast

This yeast is a little more attenuative than WLP002. Like most English strains, this yeast produces malty beers. Excellent for all English style ales including bitter, pale ale, porter, and brown ale.

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Attenuation:
67-74%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP006 Bedford British

Ferments dry and flocculates very well. Produces a distinctive ester profile. Good choice for most English style ales including bitter, pale ale, porter, and brown ale.

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Attenuation:
72-80%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP007 Dry English Ale Yeast

Clean, highly flocculent, and highly attenuative yeast. This yeast is similar to WLP002 in flavor profile, but is 10% more attenuative. This eliminates the residual sweetness, and makes the yeast well suited for high gravity ales. It is also reaches terminal gravity quickly. 80% attenuation will be reached even with 10% ABV beers.

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Attenuation:
70-80%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium-High

WLP008 East Coast Ale Yeast

Our "Brewer Patriot" strain can be used to reproduce many of the American versions of classic beer styles. Similar neutral character of WLP001, but less attenuation, less accentuation of hop bitterness, slightly less flocculation, and a little tartness. Very clean and low esters. Great yeast for golden, blonde, honey, pales and German alt style ales.

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Attenuation:
70-75%
Flocculation:
Medium to Low
Optimum Ferment Temp:
68-73°F (20-23°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP009 Australian Ale Yeast

Produces a clean, malty beer. Pleasant ester character, can be described as "bready." Can ferment successfully, and clean, at higher temperatures. This yeast combines good flocculation with good attenuation.

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Attenuation:
70-75%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP011 European Ale Yeast

Malty, Northern European-origin ale yeast. Low ester production, giving a clean profile. Little to no sulfur production. Low attenuation helps to contribute to the malty character. Good for Alt, Kolsch, malty English ales, and fruit beers.

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Attenuation:
65-70%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP013 London Ale Yeast

Dry, malty ale yeast. Provides a complex, oakey ester character to your beer. Hop bitterness comes through well. This yeast is well suited for classic British pale ales, bitters, and stouts. Does not flocculate as much as WLP002 and WLP005.

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Attenuation:
67-75%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
66-71°F (19-22°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP017 Whitbread Ale Yeast

Traditional mixed yeast culture. British style character, slightly fruity, with a hint of sulfur production. This yeast can be used for many different beer styles. The most traditional choices would be English style ales including milds, bitters, porters, and English style stouts. North American style ales will also benefit from fermentation with WLP017. The beer will clear easily.

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Attenuation:
67-73%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
66-70°F (19-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP022 Essex Ale Yeast

Flavorful British style yeast. Drier finish than many British ale yeast. Produces slightly fruity and bready character.    Good top fermenting yeast strain, is well suited for top cropping (collecting). This yeast is well suited for classic British milds, pale ales, bitters, and stouts. Does not flocculate as much as WLP002 and WLP005.

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Attenuation:
71-76%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
66-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP023 Burton Ale Yeast

From the famous brewing town of Burton upon Trent, England, this yeast is packed with character. It provides delicious subtle fruity flavors like apple, clover honey and pear. Great for all English styles, IPA's, bitters, and pales. Excellent in porters and stouts.

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Attenuation:
69-75%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
68-73°F (20-22°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast

Scotland is famous for its malty, strong ales. This yeast can reproduce complex, flavorful Scottish style ales. This yeast can be an everyday strain, similar to WLP001. Hop character is not muted with this strain, as it is with WLP002.

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Attenuation:
70-75%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-70°F, 18-21°C (Does not ferment well less than 62°F or 16°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medim-High

WLP029 German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast

From a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, this yeast works great in Kölsch and Alt style beers. Good for light beers like blond and honey. Accentuates hop flavors, similar to WLP001. The slight sulfur produced during fermentation will disappear with age and leave a super clean, lager like ale.

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Attenuation:
72-78%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-69°F, 18-20°C (Does not ferment well less than 62°F, or 16°C, unless during active fermentation)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP036 Dusseldorf Alt Yeast

Traditional Alt yeast from Dusseldorf, Germany. Produces clean, slightly sweet alt beers. Does not accentuate hop flavor as WLP029 does.

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Attenuation:
65-72%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-69°F (18-20°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP038 Manchester Ale Yeast

Top-fermenting strain that is traditionally good for top-cropping. Moderately flocculent with a clean, dry finish. Low ester profile, producing a highly balanced English-style beer.

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Attenuation:
70-74%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-70°F
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medim-High

WLP039 East Midlands Ale Yeast

British style ale yeast with a very dry finish. Medium to low fruit and fusel alcohol production. Good top fermenting yeast strain, is well suited for top cropping (collecting). This yeast is well suited for pale ales, ambers, porters, and stouts.

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Attenuation:
73-82%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
66-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP041 Pacific Ale Yeast

A popular ale yeast from the Pacific Northwest. The yeast will clear from the beer well, and leave a malty profile. More fruity than WLP002, English Ale Yeast. Good yeast for English style ales including milds, bitters, IPA, porters, and English style stouts.

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Attenuation:
65-70%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-68°F (18-20°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP045 Scotch Whisky Yeast

A strain that was widely used for Scotch Whisky production from the early 1950s, producing a complex array of ester compounds and fusel oils, as well as some spicy, clove character. Suitable for Scotch Whisky or American-style Whiskey. Used in high-gravity beers.

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Attenuation:
75-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
72-77°F (22-25°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
High

WLP050 Tennessee Whiskey Yeast

Suitable for American-style whiskey and bourbon. This yeast is famous for creating rich, smooth flavors. Clean and dry fermenting yeast. Will tolerate high alcohol concentrations (15%), and ester production is low. Also popular in high-gravity beers.

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Attenuation:
75-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
75-79°F (23-26°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
High

WLP051 California Ale V Yeast

From Northern California. This strain is more fruity than WLP001, and slightly more flocculent. Attenuation is lower, resulting in a fuller bodied beer than with WLP001.

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Attenuation:
70-75%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
66-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medim-High

WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend

Our most popular yeast strain is WLP001, California Ale Yeast. This blend celebrates the strengths of California- clean, neutral fermentation, versatile usage, and adds two other strains that belong to the same 'clean/neutral' flavor category. The additional strains create complexity to the finished beer. This blend tastes more lager like than WLP001. Hop flavors and bitterness are accentuated, but not to the extreme of California. Slight sulfur will be produced during fermentation.

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Attenuation:
72-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
68-72°F (20-22°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medim-High

WLP065 American Whiskey Yeast

Yeast strain that produces low ester profile and moderate fusel oils. Temperature and alcohol tolerant and suitable for American-style whiskey using barley or corn base. Also used in high-gravity beers.

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Attenuation:
76-82%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
75-82°F (23-27°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
High

WLP070 Bourbon Yeast

From a tradtional distillery in the heart of Bourbon country, this strain produces a carmel, malty character with balanced ester profile. Suitable for Bourbon or other American Whiskey with barley, rye, or corn as the base grain. Used in high-gravity beers.

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Attenuation:
75-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
72-77°F (22-25°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
High

WLP072 French Ale

Clean strain that complements malt flavor. Low to moderate esters, when fermentation temperature is below 70°F.  Moderate plus ester character over 70°F.  Low diacetyl production. Good yeast strain for Biere de Garde, blond, amber, brown ales, and specialty beers.

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Attenuation:
68-75%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
63-73°F (17-23°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP076 Old Sonoma Ale Yeast

Yeast from an historic brewery in Northern California, this strain was embraced by the early pioneers of craft beer in America and continues to be a great choice for those seeking to use a traditional British-style yeast. A neutral and versatile strain, it is a great choice for pale ales, porters, and stouts.

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Attenuation:
70-74%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
66-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP078 Neutral Grain Yeast

Marked by a clean, fast fermentation, this strain is ideal for any neutral grain spirit. Alcohol and temperature tolerant. Used in high-gravity beers.

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Attenuation:
77-84%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
76-85°F (24-29°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
High

WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast Blend

This is a blend of ale and lager yeast strains. The strains work together to create a clean, crisp, light American lager style ale. A pleasing estery aroma may be perceived from the ale yeast contribution. Hop flavors and bitterness are slightly subdued. Slight sulfur will be produced during fermentation, from the lager yeast.

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Attenuation:
75-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-70°F (18-21°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medim-High

WLP085 English Ale Blend

A blend of British ale yeast strains, designed to add complexity to your ale. Moderate fruitiness and mineral-like, with little to no sulfur. Drier than WLP002 and WLP005, but with similar flocculation properties. Good yeast blend for English Pale Ale, Bitter, Porter, Stout, and India Pale Ale.

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Attenuation:
69-76%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
68-72°F (20-22°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:

WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast

A super clean, super-fast fermenting strain. A low ester-producing strain that results in a balanced, neutral flavor and aroma profile. Alcohol-tolerant and very versatile for a wide variety of styles. Similar to California Ale Yeast WLP001 but it generally ferments faster.

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Attenuation:
76-83% +
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-68°F (18-20°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
High

WLP099 Super High Gravity Ale Yeast

Can ferment up to 25% alcohol. From England. Produces ester character that increases with increasing gravity. Malt character dominates at lower gravities.

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Attenuation:
>80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
65-69°F (18-20°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Very High

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