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.

Style Rating Style Rating
German Style Pilsner2Bohemian Style Pilsner4
Munchen Style Helles2European Style Pilsner4
American Style Light Lager2American Style Lager2
American Style Premium Lager2American Style Specialty Lager2
Vienna Style Lager2Americn Style Amber Lager 2
German Style Marzen & Oktoberfest2European Style Dark & Munchner2
American Style Dark Lager2German Style Schwarzbier2
German Style Dopplebock2Bock2

Reviews

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Great Yeast - Tastes Awesome

By: Rick Saporsky | Date: Apr., 28th 2015 | Beer(s) Brewed: Simple Pilsner

I ferment between 50 and 55 farenheit per the directions. Pitch one vial 15 minutes out from the refrigerator. 1.5 days later there's noticable bubbling. Strong fermentation for 3-4 days then no action visible. Direct heat protein rest and mash, 8-10lbs pilsner grain, 0.5lb carapils, (optional 0.5lb crystal 10L), Saaz hops. Simple recipe works great every time. Not sure why people are having trouble.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Characteristics

Attenuation72-77%

FlocculationMedium to High

Optimum Ferment Temp.50-55°F (10-13°C)

Alcohol ToleranceMedium

MiniFerment Data ?

As-is Diacetyl10.37ppb

Total Diacetyl70.06ppb

As-is 2,3-PentanedioneNA

Total 2,3-Pentanedione11.44ppb

Ethanol4.81%ABV

Acetaldehyde13.6ppm

Ethyl Acetate18.82ppm

Isoamyl AcetateNA

1-Propanol34.83ppm

Isoamyl Alcohol116.93ppm


Notes:

Fermentation temperature: 55° F Attenuation: 80% Hours to get to 50 percent attenuation: 55