WLP001 California Ale - White Labs Yeast

WLP001 California Ale - White Labs Yeast

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Our #1 Best-Selling Yeast! Famous for clean flavors, balance, and the ability to be used in almost any style Ale. It ferments dry and has a very nice, soft malt flavor. We would say that it puts the flavor emphasis on the malt and hops. Definitely one of our top favorites, and MoreBeer!'s best selling yeast! To ferment this yeast properly pitch at 62-65F and let it rise to 66-68F. Ferment for 10-14 days in the primary. This strain can be used in all ales because of its clean crisp character it produces. Cal ale can also be used to help finish a beer's stuck fermentation.

Attenuation: 73-80%
Flocculation: Medium.
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 68-72.
Wyeast Equivalent: 1056 American

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

Item # WLP001
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.14LBS
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It sounded good???
Adrienne C on Mar 19, 2019
White labs is the gold standard.
Matthew M B on Mar 15, 2019
It sounded good???
Adrienne C on Mar 19, 2019
what I bought before
paul h on Mar 16, 2019
White labs is the gold standard.
Matthew M B on Mar 15, 2019
White labs is my favorite yeast company & this is a good one.
Larry D on Mar 14, 2019
works well with the light beers
robin a on Mar 14, 2019
Trying to make a Sierra Nevada Brut IPA Clone
Robert F G on Mar 12, 2019
Recommended by you
Dennis Hannaford on Mar 11, 2019
Like using this yeast
Steven T on Mar 8, 2019
I like The new packaging and its high quality yeast
brian w on Mar 8, 2019
Hector Adame on Mar 7, 2019
Always use this
Dennis B on Mar 6, 2019
Recommended in one of the reviews.
Matt J L on Mar 1, 2019
Always dependable.
Kevin Johnson on Mar 1, 2019
I used old yeast, so I need a fresh pack to get fermentation started
Dominick V on Mar 1, 2019
Heather K on Mar 1, 2019
Recommended for the extract kit I bought.
Joseph on Feb 25, 2019
great yeast
adam on Feb 22, 2019
I like White Labs products
John T on Feb 21, 2019
Used this yeast in prior beer I brewed
Dennis B on Feb 19, 2019
Need yeast
Paul N on Feb 15, 2019
used many times before
Nathan M on Feb 14, 2019
Robert M on Feb 14, 2019
Dean N on Feb 9, 2019
It works better than other options
Joe L on Feb 8, 2019
Great for American Pale Ales
Rob Smith on Feb 7, 2019
Love it
Justin W. S on Feb 6, 2019
Excellent and fast fermentation from white labs yeast during previous batch
Dustin R H on Feb 5, 2019
Usually a standard pick
Tony C on Feb 1, 2019
I prefer liquid yeast and have used this brand and variety in this recipe
Jason R on Feb 1, 2019
used it before - works well
James G on Jan 25, 2019
steve P on Jan 23, 2019
Used it before
Patrick C on Jan 19, 2019
Ive used it before
Jaime C on Jan 11, 2019
Maryland Homebrew's Mountainous Porter Recipe.
Josh on Jan 10, 2019
Nice simple yeast.
Paula H on Jan 8, 2019
Dennis B on Jan 5, 2019
Great reviews over the other yeasts
Kevin D on Jan 4, 2019
The best
Isaac Ramsey on Jan 4, 2019
We have used this in the past with success
Christine R K on Jan 3, 2019
steven n on Jan 3, 2019
Have used this yeast with many brews with great success
Martin W on Jan 1, 2019
Base yeast
Eric G on Dec 31, 2018
recommended for use in recipe
Jacob A C on Dec 29, 2018
Valued C on Dec 28, 2018
Great yeast
John N on Dec 27, 2018
Works well with the Pale ales and IPAs I brew
Dennis Hannaford on Dec 27, 2018
Recommended Yeast
Alan P on Dec 27, 2018
I always use their yeasts
Jonathan B on Dec 27, 2018
was recommended and have had good results in the past
Phillip R on Dec 21, 2018
the best yeast
Scott J W on Dec 18, 2018
what I bought before
paul h on Mar 16, 2019
White labs is my favorite yeast company & this is a good one.
Larry D on Mar 14, 2019

4.8 / 5.0
103 Reviews
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Great yeast
Used many times. Definitely the yeast that I prefer.
January 18, 2019
1 year ago
WLP 001 review
Made an awesome Holiday Ale. Great fermentation action without blowing its top. Carbonation was perfect with small creamy bubbles and generous head.
January 3, 2019
3 months ago
Best Yeast ever.
I’ve been using White Labs for more than five years and never had any issues with it.
September 12, 2018
6 months ago
Excellent yeast, clean flavor, and attenuation was better than expected
August 10, 2018
8 months ago
Why the pouch??? Bring the vile back!!!
Note this is not a review for or against morebeer.com but rather against the white labs PurePitch. I have been using whitelabs yeast for years and I've always been happy with their products. This new pouch is not an improvement. The original design of yeast in a vile worked just fine. In my opinion, the exterior of the pouch is loaded with bacteria (people handling the product before usage). When cut the pouch and squeeze the yeast out, the yeast touches the exterior of the bag, thus coming into contact with the bacteria. I'm no microbiologist but it seems that the wort may be compromised. What was the drive to change their packaging?
May 1, 2018
1 year ago
Very easy to pitch, I do believe that it worked well as the F.G. was very acceptable. and this style I used fit the beer style as well.
Sad to say but due to our winter weather the yeast sat in my fridge for about 4.5 months however a break in the weather on a weekend allowed me to brew my pliney the elder, which I purchased from more beer, this yeast was also recommended with the kit.
I pitched it directly into the wort instead of using a starter like I usually do. Fermentation begin with in 24 hours.
Everything went well in the primary and secondary fermentations I have since kegged the beer and I'm enjoying it. tastes like the original from California.
I would definitely use this yeast again with this beer kit
The beer I made using this yeast. 
Turned out great!
The beer I made using this yeast. Turned out great!
April 25, 2018
1 year ago
Great Product
I would highly recommend this liquid yeast. Probably the best fermentation I have had yet was with this yeast.
April 23, 2018
11 months ago
High quality
Some high quality stuff here.
April 14, 2018
1 year ago
Great yeast, but bad idea
I love White Labs Yeast, but ordering online was a poor choice. This is because it was shipped with no cold pack or insulation. Yeast was DOA.
April 11, 2018
11 months ago
In White Labs I trust
April 5, 2018
1 year ago