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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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My go to yeast
Tommy M on Aug 15, 2018
Matthew M on Aug 8, 2018
My go to yeast
Tommy M on Aug 15, 2018
So fresh, so clean
Geoffrey N on Aug 11, 2018
Matthew M on Aug 8, 2018
You were out of Flashing Lights, so this should be close with grain and hop additions
Richard Mortimer on Aug 7, 2018
For my next batch of ale.
BJ B on Aug 7, 2018
Word of mouth from fellow homebrewers.
Craig T on Aug 3, 2018
Hunter J on Aug 2, 2018
It said I need it nam sayin?
Matt O on Jul 31, 2018
Used in IPA recipe
Carl F on Jul 30, 2018
It works well for me
Mark Charles F on Jul 28, 2018
I have used it before and like it.
Kurt P on Jul 27, 2018
It was one of the recommended yeast.
Andrew St. M on Jul 26, 2018
great yeast
Nathan W on Jul 20, 2018
WLP001 has been working great on our ales
Dennis H on Jul 18, 2018
Still the best yeast for hop-forward pales
Jeff B on Jul 16, 2018
beer needs yeast
Joshua M on Jul 14, 2018
Has great attenuation
David R on Jul 14, 2018
Solid ale yeast. Has worked well for me.
Mark J. S on Jul 13, 2018
I've made good ale with this yeast
Jonathan B on Jul 7, 2018
Suitable for my current recipe
Barry G D on Jul 3, 2018
Good reputation
Todd B on Jul 3, 2018
Use it often as it is a great general purpose ale yeast
Dennis S on Jun 30, 2018
Because you told me to
Keith S on Jun 30, 2018
Best for Ale. Dependable. Good results
Dennis H on Jun 29, 2018
always used this
Dude on Jun 29, 2018
This Yeast was recommended for a Single Hop Citra IPA
Andrew R on Jun 28, 2018
Same as before
Dominick V on Jun 28, 2018
Charles M on Jun 28, 2018
AUBREY K on Jun 26, 2018
I've used it for years
david a on Jun 26, 2018
My all time favorite lager/ale/lager/ale yeast.
Brian M on Jun 26, 2018
for my cream ale
Shawn M on Jun 26, 2018
I've used it before
Robert H on Jun 26, 2018
you recommended it
Peter B on Jun 14, 2018
Because of the alcohol content!
Harold Ruttinger on Jun 13, 2018
Benjamin K on Jun 13, 2018
it was recommended for one of the beers i was buying
Simon H on Jun 11, 2018
Sticking with the recommended yeast for the Pliny
Donald W on Jun 11, 2018
Has been working very well
Dennis H on Jun 9, 2018
Success with it in past
Tom Van G on Jun 7, 2018
Go to fun yeast for my Double IPA
Danny L on Jun 6, 2018
For a stout
Martin L on Jun 6, 2018
For an upcoming brew
Brian R on Jun 6, 2018
It's a wonderful company & an appropiate yeast for an IPA or Pale ale.
Larry D on Jun 2, 2018
I have used it before with good results
John N on May 31, 2018
Robert B on May 31, 2018
It is what I brew several of my recipes with
Joan E. F on May 31, 2018
Philip K on May 31, 2018
Doug C on May 30, 2018
It's a clean fermenting yeast
Antonio M on May 30, 2018
So fresh, so clean
Geoffrey N on Aug 11, 2018
You were out of Flashing Lights, so this should be close with grain and hop additions
Richard Mortimer on Aug 7, 2018

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Excellent yeast, clean flavor, and attenuation was better than expected
August 10, 2018
4 weeks 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
6 months 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
7 months 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
4 months ago
High quality
Some high quality stuff here.
April 14, 2018
6 months 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
4 months ago
In White Labs I trust
April 5, 2018
5 months ago
Tons of Energy!
Using this yeast it didn't even take 10 hours and fermentation was exploding with energy. A great yeast to rely on, simple to use! If I didn't know better I'd think fire was involved!
March 27, 2018
5 months ago
More crisp and better flavor than what I used to use.
I like it.!!!
March 11, 2018
6 months ago
Energetic Yeast, Quick to Start
First time using liquid yeast. Pitched the yeast directly from one package into 5 gallons of wort. Fermentation was going strong at 12 hours. Fermentation is still in progress. So far, I can highly recommend it. Based on other's reviews I expect great flavor in the beer.
March 7, 2018
5 months ago