ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YEAST

TO PROFESSIONALS & ENTHUSIASTS

For over 25 years, White Labs has been committed to furthering the art of fermentation by making fresh, pure liquid yeast more accessible to the brewing, winemaking, distilling, cider making, kombucha and fermentation industries. Through research and development we continue to innovate in the areas of yeast and fermentation for professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Through our Research & Development team, White Labs has done extensive research on the differences between dry yeast and liquid yeast. Yeast contributes more than 500 flavor and aroma compounds and the use of lab-grown, high-quality liquid yeast creates a cleaner, more complex final product. All White Labs yeast comes with a guarantee that each culture has met our strict quality control standards.
PurePitch® is White Labs' state of the art packaging technology, with our patented FlexCell™ technology. White Labs yeast is propagated in all-malt wort, providing the perfect nutrients for growth and optimal performance. Our breathable FlexCell™ technology also reduces risk of contamination by growing and delivering yeast in the same package.
Yeast should be stored in the refrigerator prior to use. Remove the yeast from the refrigerator approximately two to six hours before pitching and allow the yeast to come up to room temperature. The reason for this is to prevent a temperature shock when the yeast is pitched.
PurePitch® contains 2.0-2.8 billions cells/ml.

For specific information on lots, you can look up the QC sheet: Click Here
Check out the White Labs pitching rate calculator for our lab grown yeast: Click Here
THE VAULT® is a collection of specialty strains curated over the 25 years White Labs has been in business. Now, with more ways to order! 
 

Homebrew and Retail Preorders        

Homebrewers and Retailers can pre-order the Vault homebrew strains on yeastman.comWhen we hit 150 pre-orders we will put the specialty strain into production! Make sure to look for strains in inventory on yeastman.com and take advantage of our specialty seasonal releases for homebrewers throughout the year. 

Professional Vault Orders

Professional brewers are able to order the Vault specialty strains at any time, with a 21 day lead time if not in stock. Have you tried a Vault strain in your brewery? Give us your feedback!

Seasonal Releases from The Vault

The Vault offers homebrew retailers (in the U.S. and Internationally) an opportunity to carry The Vault Seasonal Releases. Every quarter of 2021 homebrewers will have the opportunity to purchase two exclusive, pre-determined strains at participating retailers. Each seasonal release will be packaged exclusively in vials with new specially designed branding for The Vault.


For a list of our seasonal releases: Click Here
Please refer to our Basic of Yeast Handling: Click Here
Cultures are grown in small batches throughout a 17-day period to ensure the yeast is in optimal physiological condition for highest viability and multiple reuses. The cultures are propagated in all-grain wort produced in our custom brewhouses. Each culture undergoes a rigorous testing process from start to finish, which includes 61 quality checkpoints throughout the propagation cycle. Cultures are held following the completion of propagation to clear the final quality control process. Results shown reflect the product at the time of release. Samples in final packaging are retained at White Labs to assist with research and development. Our tests adhere to the guidelines of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, when applicable.

For more information about this Certificate of Laboratory Analysis, visit White Labs Quality & Product Documents.
*These results are true and accurate at the time of QC release.

For a Certificate of Laboratory Analysis report: Click Here
All of our strains have been identified as either STA1+ or STA1- strains via PCR techniques. All strains are tested on LCSM wild yeast media which can easily detect STA1+ contamination. Additionally, molecular techniques, such as qPCR, are being used to detect STA1+ yeast our cultures.
Breweries and pros can purchase through Yeastman.com or by contacting customer service. Stores and homebrewers can purchase through Yeastman.com under the yeast strains and the tab bar stores, or pre-order specialty strains from Vault Preorder. White Labs yeast is available in many countries through our distribution network. Homebrewers worldwide can find find a list of homebrew stores in their area via the White Labs mobile app.
For commercial customers and stores, White Labs offers FedEx overnight and 2-day shipping to most locations and FedEx International Priority outside of the 50 states. We offer alternative shipping methods upon request or when orders are placed on Yeastman.com; such as UPS and DHL (international only).

Boxes are insulated and contain gel ice packs for ideal transit and delivery temperatures. Please place in refrigerated conditions immediately upon arrival.

Domestic homebrew store orders are shipped Wednesday for Friday delivery. Alternative ship days are available upon request or when orders are placed on Yeastman.com. Professional Brewery orders are shipped domestically, Monday through Thursday, and internationally on Thursday, Friday or Monday.
Beer can be tested by White Labs' TTB-certified third party analytical lab. Tests are conducted using the strictest standards employing methods prescribed by the American Society of Brewing Chemists and AOAC. White Labs conducts tests and delivers results in a prompt manner, providing customers with information that is both timely and accurate.

For more information about White Labs' Analytical Lab Services: Click Here
White Labs offers yeast banking for professional brewers, wineries and distilleries wanting to isolate, store and propagate proprietary yeast strains. We analyze the yeast, conduct a variety of microbial tests, monitor fermentation of the original culture to ensure optimal performance and cryogenically freeze it for your future use. White Labs maintains strict confidentiality and proprietorship with any strains that are banked and no strain information will be released to outside parties without expressed written consent.

For more information: Click Here
The Customer Club is our homebrew loyalty program.

Learn more and sign up today: Click Here
White Labs is proud to support charity events and homebrew competitions around the globe. If you are hosting an event that benefits a charity or homebrew club, please complete the Donation Application Form. Please allow up to 14 business days for us to review and respond to your request. We will notify you of our decision via email. Please note that requests must be made at least six weeks prior to the event date to be considered.

To find the Donation Application Form: Click Here
The shade of the yeast can vary between lots due to the wort used in the production of that specific lot as well as where the propagation vessel lies in the filling process. Some lots may be darker than others due to the protein or trub content, but the health and viability of the yeast are not affected. Every package of yeast that leaves our facilities falls within our acceptable SRM range, so you can rest assured that regardless of the color, your yeast is healthy and biting at the chance to ferment your wort.