Professional Yeast Bank

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WLP800 Pilsner Lager Yeast

Classic pilsner strain from the premier pilsner producer in the Czech Republic. Somewhat dry with a malty finish, this yeast is best suited for European pilsner production.

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Attenuation:
72-77%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-55°F (10-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP802 Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast

Pilsner lager yeast from Southern Czech Republic. Produces dry and crisp lagers, with low diacetyl production.

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Attenuation:
75-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-55°F (10-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast

This yeast is used to produce the "California Common" style beer. A unique lager strain which has the ability to ferment up to 65 degrees while retaining lager characteristics. Can also be fermented down to 50 degrees for production of marzens, pilsners and other style lagers.

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Attenuation:
65-70%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
58-65°F (14-18°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medim-High

WLP815 Belgian Lager Yeast

Seasonal Availability: Jan - Feb

Clean, crisp European lager yeast with low sulfur  production. The strain originates from a very old brewery in West Belgium. Great for European style pilsners, dark lagers, Vienna lager, and American style lagers.

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Attenuation:
72-78%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-55°F (10-12°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
5-10%

WLP820 Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast

This yeast produces a very malty, bock like style. It does not finish as dry as WLP830. This yeast is much slower in the first generation than WLP830, so we encourage a larger starter to be used the first generation or schedule a longer lagering time.

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Attenuation:
65-73%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
52-58°F (11-14°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medim-High

WLP830 German Lager Yeast

This yeast is one of the most widely used lager yeasts in the world. Very malty and clean, great for all German lagers, pilsner, oktoberfest, and marzen.

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Attenuation:
74-79%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-55°F (10-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP833 German Bock Lager Yeast

From the Alps of southern Bavaria, this yeast produces a beer that is well balanced between malt and hop character. The excellent malt profile makes it well suited for Bocks, Doppelbocks, and Oktoberfest style beers. Very versatile lager yeast, it is so well balanced that it has gained tremendous popularity for use in Classic American style Pilsners. Also good for Helles style lager beer.

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Attenuation:
70-76%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
48-55°F (9-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medim-High

WLP835 German Lager X

Classic yeast from a famous Bavarian monastery. This strain develops a creamy, malty beer profile with low sulfur production and low esters. It is a great choice for styles like traditional Helles, Oktoberfest, Bock, and Dunkel.

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Attenuation:
70-76%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-54°F
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium-High

WLP838 Southern German Lager Yeast

This yeast is characterized by a malty finish and balanced aroma. It is a strong fermentor, produces slight sulfur, and low diacetyl.

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Attenuation:
68-76%
Flocculation:
Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-55°F (10-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP840 American Lager Yeast

This yeast is used to produce American style lagers. Dry and clean with a very slight apple fruitiness. Sulfur and diacetyl production is minimal.

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Attenuation:
75-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-55°F (10-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP850 Copenhagen Lager Yeast

Clean, crisp north European lager yeast. Not as malty as the southern European lager yeast strains. Great for European style pilsners, European style dark lagers, Vienna, and American style lagers.

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Attenuation:
72-78%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-58°F (10-14°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP860 Munich Helles Yeast

Seasonal Availability: Mar - Apr

This yeast helps to produce a malty, but balanced traditional Munich-style lager. Clean and strong fermenter, it's great for a variety of lager styles ranging from Helles to Rauchbier.

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Attenuation:
68-72%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
48-52°F
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP862 Cry Havoc

Licensed from Charlie Papazian, this strain can ferment at ale and lager temperatures, allowing brewers to produce diverse beer styles. The recipes in both Papazian's books, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing and The Homebrewers Companion, were originally developed and brewed with this yeast.


Optimum Lagering Temperature: 32-37°F

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Attenuation:
66-70%
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Ferment Temp:
55-58°F (13-14°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:

WLP885 Zurich Lager Yeast

Seasonal Availability: Sep - Oct

Swiss style lager yeast. With proper care, this yeast can be used to produce lager beer over 11% ABV. Sulfur and diacetyl production is minimal. Original culture provided to White Labs by Marc Sedam.

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Attenuation:
70-80%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-55°F (10-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Very High

WLP920 Old Bavarian Lager Yeast

Seasonal Availability: Nov - Dec

From Southern Germany, this yeast finishes malty with a slight ester profile. Use in beers such as Oktoberfest, Bock, and Dark Lagers.

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Attenuation:
66-73%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-55°F (10-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medim-High

WLP925 HP Lager Yeast

Use to ferment lager beer in one week! Ferment at room temperature 62-68°F) under 1.0 bar (14.7 PSI) until final gravity is obtained, generally in one week. Lager the beer at 35°F, 15 PSI, for 3-5 days, to condition. Sulfur production is strong first 2 days, then disappears by day 5. Do not need to carbonate, since at 1 bar entire time.

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Attenuation:
73-82%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
62-68°F (17-20°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

WLP940 Mexican Lager Yeast

From Mexico City, this yeast produces clean lager beer, with a crisp finish. Good for Mexican style light lagers, as well as dark lagers. This is one of the best lager strains in the White Labs yeast bank; try it with any lager.

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Attenuation:
70-78%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp:
50-55°F (10-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance:
Medium

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