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.
A listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.
|German Style Pilsner||2||Bohemian Style Pilsner||2|
|Munchen Style Helles||2||European Style Pilsner||2|
|American Style Light Lager||2||American Style Lager||2|
|American Style Premium Lager||4||American Style Specialty Lager||4|
|Vienna Style Lager||4||Americn Style Amber Lager||4|
|German Style Marzen & Oktoberfest||2||European Style Dark & Munchner||2|
|American Style Dark Lager||4||German Style Schwarzbier||2|
|German Style Dopplebock||4||Bock||4|
Feedback and experiences from previous customers. Want to leave a review of your own?
Brewed a Mexican Lager a year ago with this yeast, and even though I'm still fairly new to brewing and didn't do everything "by the book", it took off just fine. The result was very clean, fairly crisp but not incredibly so. With a dash of lime it made my Cinco de Mayo party perfect. I've gotten more compliments on that beer than any other, and am now starting another, larger batch with the same strain.
This was the yeast I tried for a German pils. It's not as crisp as WLP830, but way way easier to use. Fast to ferment,.fast to flocculate, fast to condition. I got 81% adf with all malt wort mashed at 149F. If you want a clean, low fuss, fast turnaround lager yeast, it be here.
I won the South Australian and Australian Amateur Brewing Championship for the Australian Pale Ale category using this yeast. Judges comment " Excellent beer, almost too good for the style guidelines!" An excellent yeast that ferments well at lower temperatures, something of a challenge here in Australia.
I was looking for a German Lager to make. Well, my recipe did not achieve it, but I used 7.2# light LME, 6.2AA German Tradition, 1.5AA Hallertau Select, Irish Moss, German Salts, and this yeast and produced the smoothest Lager I have ever had in 40 years! The homebrew store owners and competitors even said nothing bad about this and it is a total keeper. I'd like to see this yeast WLP940 produced all year long. EXCELLENT yeast strain. I did two-stage fermentation as normal and always kept at 58-59 degrees in basement. I've been homebrewing for 8 years.
I love this yeast. I made a starter but didn't do any aeration past shaking the carboy and the fermentation took off within a day and fermented out in a little over two weeks. I wanted to brew a pilsner which showcased citrusy American hops and this yeast was perfect. Clean and balanced.
This yeast made me fall in love with lagering. My first lager, a light American lager was made with this yeast. It turned out crystal clear, crisp, clean, with slight hints of sweet fruitiness. During
a summer homebrew festival, we went through 5 kegs of it in just over 45 minutes, and had people telling us it was the best beer they'd had at the festival. We've since bumped up the ABV and move from the light American lag! er to the premium American lager. Absolutely perfect session beer for the summer. Highly recommended!
Optimum Ferment Temp.50-55°F (10-13°C)