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WLP005 British Ale - White Labs Yeast

WLP005 British Ale - White Labs Yeast

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Like most English strains, this yeast produces malty beers. We get a velvety mouth feel on the palate and a hint of cherries and rose petals in the aroma. With the great attenuation this strain provides you can ferment almost any ale. We've used this in a strong scotch and the outcome was phenomenal. To ferment this yeast properly pitch at 64-66F and let it rise to 66-68F. Ferment for 10-14 days in the primary. Excellent for all English style ales including bitter, pale ale, porter, and brown ale.

Attenuation: 67-74%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 65-70.
Wyeast Equivalent: 1098 British

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


Item # WLP005
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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WL is reliable
Michael L H on Apr 1, 2020
For Pale 31
David K on Mar 25, 2020
WL is reliable
Michael L H on Apr 1, 2020
Like the flavors
Guy P on Mar 26, 2020
For Pale 31
David K on Mar 25, 2020
Good balance, alcohol tolerant, flocculent, clean crisp taste.
Stephen Tipton on Mar 17, 2020
For a stout
christopher l on Mar 12, 2020
Making a Foreign Export Stout
Robert F G on Feb 14, 2020
American stout
John c on Feb 6, 2020
Brewing an imperial pastry porter
Brian M on Jan 31, 2020
Low Fermentation Temp
Dale Z on Jan 16, 2020
It was recommended
Brian K on Jan 14, 2020
Recommended for kit - uses White Labs in past and was never dissapointed
Scott B on Dec 20, 2019
Recommended yeast
Robert B on Dec 12, 2019
Seemed like the best choice.
FRANCIS O on Nov 19, 2019
Recommended by MoreBeer
William M on Nov 12, 2019
Have had good luck with this strain
Michael L H on Nov 11, 2019
Hector Adame on Oct 8, 2019
for porter
Jeff V on Jul 10, 2019
Want it
Brent on Jun 4, 2019
Malty yeast
Lauren W on Jun 3, 2019
Heather K on Mar 1, 2019
This is a fantastic yeast which I use in many of my beers.
Steven Castaneda on Feb 2, 2019
I'm making an English Pale Ale
Donald A on Jan 28, 2019
I used before and liked the efficiency and flavors it adds
Luiz T on Jan 27, 2019
steve P on Jan 23, 2019
used instead of wlp001 and like it better
STEVE F on Jan 11, 2019
Eric H on Nov 20, 2018
ez product to use
marty m on Oct 27, 2018
heard good things
Chris W on Oct 24, 2018
want some
Alan T on Oct 24, 2018
It was the top recommendation from the websites.
Mike Catalano on Oct 11, 2018
I will be brewing a Brown Ale for the Fall. I've had good luck with White Labs.
Jim J on Sep 10, 2018
DAVE G on May 21, 2018
Scotch Ale. Excellent.
Jay Radke on Mar 7, 2018
For the Mild Ale
Dustin P on Feb 24, 2018
Like White Labs, have had good success with them.
Chuckles on Feb 23, 2018
I've never used it and wanted to try it. Also it was cheaper than the other liquid yeast I was considering trying
Chandler O on Jan 25, 2018
Like the flavors
Guy P on Mar 26, 2020
Good balance, alcohol tolerant, flocculent, clean crisp taste.
Stephen Tipton on Mar 17, 2020

4.0 / 5.0
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Strong Fermentor
Used this in a Northern English Brown Ale. Fermentation started quickly (after building it up in a starter). Fermentation was mostly finished in 3.5 days and the yeast cemented itself to the bottom of the fermentor, leaving behind a very clear wort.
I've not tasted the ale yet, but the other characteristics seem largely similar to WLP002.
January 29, 2020
2 months ago
Yeast came out like toothpaste I called to inquire I was told British yeast was thick. Well made yeast starter but it did not mix well little separate balls of yeast in the end could not measure final gravity hydrometer went off scale fermented brew tasted good just little ABV near beer well below 3.0 I believe
November 26, 2019
5 months ago
Going back to dry yeast
Time to yeast activity was increased with this, and overall fermentation time was increased in the 3 times I used this yeast along with an aerator, as opposed to just sprinkling dry yeast over the top of the wort and agitating a bit. More expensive, too, and not as stable.
July 3, 2018
over 2 years ago
Next time, I'll use a different yeast. Now that I used it, it's flavor is off. After conceding with some of my brew brothers, they too have had the issues.
The yeast worked as it shoukd, but it's just not a very good one.
March 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great prodcut
Used this with a smoked porter, fast fermentation, no issues.
May 8, 2015
Grear yeast
I have had no problems with this yeast. I recommend it for British style ales.
May 5, 2015
Great yeast
I have used this yeast on my batches and will continue to use this in other batches. I like to reuse this yeast and experiment with it since it gives great flavors.
May 28, 2014
awesome strain
just wanted to mix things up a bit and tried this yeast on a brew i normally use california ale yeast on and it turned out great!
May 6, 2014
Good to stay true to style for English styles.
Good yeast, clears out and flocs really solid. Racking off the yeast cake I could practically let the syphon sit on the cake and it still didn't suck much yeast up. Great for staying true to English styles
May 30, 2013
Reliable All Around Yeast
This is by far my favorite strain to brew with. It makes excellent pale ales with a just the right amount of body and really lets the hop flavor come through. In my opinion it has more flavor than the american ale strain for most beer styles and does not finish as dry. The yeast starts strong and settles out well and it makes a clear beer. I also use this strain for brewing my fruit beers with reliable results. Try this with your next fruit ale. Since I work with yeast in my day job, I have been propagating this strain for quite some time and it has a stable profile over time. For a 5 gallon batch I make a 1 liter starter a day or two before brewing.
May 30, 2013