Yeast Stuff

Under the Microscope: WLP410 Belgian Wit II

May sees the release of three new Platinum Strains including WLP410, our Belgian Wit II Ale Yeast. This strain works wonderfully in the production of Belgian wits, wheat beers and spiced ales in particular, and flocculates higher than WLP400 (our other Belgian Wit strain) imparting a bit more...

Under the Microscope: WLP050 Tennessee Whiskey Yeast

Tennessee Whiskey Yeast is one of our most popular strains for use in American whiskeys and bourbons. It is a low but distinctive ester producing yeast that finishes clean and dry and works very well to create the rich, bold flavors that one associates with the aforementioned spirits. It is a...

Old Ale Recipe

Our Essex Ale Platinum strain is available through February. This strain is perfectly suited to brewing old ales such as in the recipe below. English Olde Ale Recipe Grist: 12lbs Pale Ale Malt 1lbs 6 oz Caramel 80L 12oz Caramel 120L 8oz chocolate malt Hop additions: 60 minute Perle at 8%AA...

Yeast Fundamentals for Homebrewers (2/16/13)

Early registration is now available for our next Yeast Fundamentals for Homebrewers course held at our San Diego location. Sign up before January 15th and save $25 on registration. These info-packed courses tend to sell out quick, so sign up soon if you want to secure your spot! The course covers a...

Belgian Dubbel Reserve

WLP510 Bastogne Ale Yeast returns in January for a limited time as a Platinum Strain. Curious what to brew with it? Try out this great dubbel recipe! Belgian Dubbel Reserve (5 gallon, all-grain) Malt 8 lbs Pilsen Malt 1 lb. Caracrystal Wheat Malt 1 lb Aromatic Malt 8 oz. Carabrown Malt 4 oz...

Under the Microscope: WLP665 Flemish Ale Blend

Raise your hand if you like Cuvee des Jacobins. How about Rodenbach Grand Cru? I thought as much. West Flanders is known for having given birth to and inspired some of the most revered beers on the planet. Our WLP665 Flemish Ale Blend strain is ideally suited to making Oud Bruins and Flanders Red...

Bastogne Belgian Ale Returns

January sees the release of three Platinum Strain varieties, including one that we get a lot of questions about/requests for: WLP510 Bastogne Belgian Ale Yeast. This high gravity Trappist-style yeast is ideally suited for those big beers that keep us warm throughout the winter, such as Belgian ales...

2 new strains

The White Labs Platinum Series features three seasonal strains that are available in stores for two months at a time. Jan/Feb WLP022 Essex Ale Yeast WLP510 Bastogne Yeast WLP815 Belgian Lager YeastMar/Apr WLP009 Australian Ale Yeast WLP017 Whitbread Ale Yeast – Back by popular demand!...

Happy Pure Culture Anniversary!

On this day in 1883, Emil Christian Hansen was the first scientist in history to successfully create a pure yeast culture for use in brewing. He was head of the Carlsberg Research Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark and his work stood on the shoulders of Louis Pasteur who had published novel...

Special WLP005 label for October

White Labs and Beer for Boobs, a fund-raising team for breast cancer research, are running a promotion during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. White Labs will create a special pink label for vials of WLP005 British Ale Yeast during the entire month. For each vial...

Data for Olive Oil vs. Aeration Experiment

Here is the fermentation comparison data for the olive oil experiment a few months back: Comparative Sample Report – Olive Oil Experiment

The Patagonian Hypothesis

Credit: Photo by Diego Libkind, Institute for Biodiversity and Environment Research, Bariloche, Argentina At the World Brewing Congress last week, one of the more interesting yeast talks was presented by the genetics scientist Diego Libkind, Ph.D, of Argentina, who discussed “Genetic roots...

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