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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Style Performance Listing

A listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.

StyleRatingStyleRating
German Style Pilsner2 Bohemian Style Pilsner4
Munchen Style Helles2 European Style Pilsner4
American Style Light Lager2 American Style Lager2
American Style Premium Lager2 American Style Specialty Lager2
Vienna Style Lager2 Americn Style Amber Lager2
German Style Marzen & Oktoberfest2 European Style Dark & Munchner2
American Style Dark Lager2 German Style Schwarzbier2
German Style Dopplebock2 Bock2

Reviews

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“Leaves a very crisp, clean, refreshing taste”

By: Kris Olson | Date: Nov., 21st 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Bohemian Pilsner

Ferments well to 75% attenuation at 45˚F. Strong notes of diacetyl were present after the first week (extract based pilsner). Tasted like sucking down buttered popcorn. However, a diacetyl rest by removing the carboy from the fridge and placing it at 72˚F for 3 days cleared up all noticeable diacetyl. Leaves a very crisp, clean, refreshing taste.

“Ferments very well ...”

By: Chris Dodge | Date: Nov., 21st 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Bohemian Pilsner

Great fermenting yeast. Ferments very well at 50F. In my Bohemian Pils (JZ BCS), I got a very fruity, lemony aroma from the yeast. I pitched about 1500 ml of slurry from a 2 vial - 4L starter into a 13 gallon batch. Fermented at 50F for 4 weeks, followed by 4 weeks lagering in a secondary. May have under pitched according to Mr. Malty.

“It produces very clean and clear pilsners”

By: John | Date: Nov., 21st 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: German and Czech pils

I'm on my 4th generation of this yeast. It produces very clean and clear pilsners. I've always given it a 2 day diacetyl rest in the low 60's F. Otherwise I'm fermenting at about 52 F for around 3 weeks prior to racking and lagering. It's a very easy yeast to use.

“This is an outstanding Lager yeast”

By: Steve | Date: Nov., 21st 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Bohemian Pilsner, Classic American Pilsner

This is an outstanding Lager yeast. I've used this yeast in both Bohemian Pilsners and Caps and they have always turned out with a very rich and full flavor and a very balanced hops profile. With a 48 hour diacetyl rest at 60 degrees there has never been a problem with off flavors and they have always had a very crisp and clean finish. The yeast washes quite well for re-use and I have stored it for up to two months with no adverse problems. This yeast clears very well in a secondary and has never been a problem. Best fermentation temps have been 52 degrees and normally takes 3 weeks in the primary and 2 weeks in the secondary.

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