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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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good reviews
John R on Dec 14, 2018
Go with what works!
Jesse S on Dec 11, 2018
good reviews
John R on Dec 14, 2018
Great Yeast
James G on Dec 11, 2018
Go with what works!
Jesse S on Dec 11, 2018
To brew Pliny the Elder
Jeremy on Dec 8, 2018
Good for IPA
Jody H on Dec 7, 2018
I was referrd by Ornery Ales Productions to use your yeast for Ginger Beer
ANTHONY K on Dec 7, 2018
Hector Adame on Dec 7, 2018
My standard yeast
Tom l on Dec 6, 2018
i like white labs
Frank Z on Dec 6, 2018
Good Standard Yeast
Christopher W on Dec 6, 2018
clean fermenting yeast.
Chris T on Dec 6, 2018
It worked really well on the last two batches. Much better than the dry yeast I used.
Paul Korinko on Dec 1, 2018
my favorite ale yeast. Plus a friend of mine used to work for White Labs back in the 90's and turned me onto white labs (as opposed to Wyeast from what I used to use)
Brian W on Nov 30, 2018
good results in the past
Brad S on Nov 29, 2018
it works well for me
Jeff L on Nov 29, 2018
Edward M on Nov 28, 2018
Heard it was the best
Brenden L on Nov 28, 2018
It's sort of my default
Zachary L on Nov 27, 2018
It was recommended
Jim R on Nov 26, 2018
they make great yeast
CHRISTOPHER J on Nov 25, 2018
trying to conserve
Wilbert D on Nov 22, 2018
Perfect yeast for a pale ale
Rob L on Nov 21, 2018
Good for high ABV brews.
Evan E on Nov 19, 2018
I've never had any problems with this yeast.
Kevin J on Nov 19, 2018
Easy to use, great results every time!
David B on Nov 17, 2018
David B on Nov 17, 2018
Great results every time.
Todd L on Nov 17, 2018
You told me to
Keith S on Nov 17, 2018
daphne c on Nov 17, 2018
I have used WLP001 with other recipes with good results
Martin W on Nov 17, 2018
It goes with the Shallow Grave Robust Porter
Jason L on Nov 17, 2018
It was recommended
Harry B on Nov 17, 2018
Jonathan O on Nov 17, 2018
To make a starter for the IPA.
Donald P on Nov 17, 2018
It was recommended.
Samuel M on Nov 17, 2018
Recommended for Simcoe IPA-used before
MARK R on Nov 17, 2018
Excellent results with this yeast in ales.
Don S on Nov 17, 2018
To go with other kits
Jack A on Nov 17, 2018
Irma M on Nov 17, 2018
I have used WLP001 for years and find it reliable and perfect for IPAs.
Annika L on Oct 31, 2018
have had good luck with this yeast
dennis O on Oct 30, 2018
Great yeast.
Scott R on Oct 29, 2018
Need to make new starters
F E on Oct 25, 2018
jared c on Oct 17, 2018
Mitchell S on Oct 15, 2018
Recipe calls for it.
Jill C on Oct 13, 2018
used before
steven n on Oct 12, 2018
was the recommended
Rod W on Oct 12, 2018
solid reliable
DUANE B on Oct 10, 2018
Clean finish
Scott V on Oct 7, 2018
Great Yeast
James G on Dec 11, 2018
To brew Pliny the Elder
Jeremy on Dec 8, 2018

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Best Yeast ever.
I’ve been using White Labs for more than five years and never had any issues with it.
September 12, 2018
3 months ago
Excellent yeast, clean flavor, and attenuation was better than expected
August 10, 2018
5 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
10 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
11 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
8 months ago
High quality
Some high quality stuff here.
April 14, 2018
10 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
8 months ago
In White Labs I trust
April 5, 2018
9 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
9 months ago
More crisp and better flavor than what I used to use.
I like it.!!!
March 11, 2018
10 months ago