WLP830 German Lager - White Labs Yeast
One of the most widely used lager yeasts in the world. Very malty and clean, great for all German lagers, pilsner, oktoberfest, and m¤rzen.
This yeast is one of the most widely used lager yeasts in the world. Very malty and clean, great for all German lagers, pilsner, oktoberfest, and m¤rzen. Apparent attenuation: 74-79%. Flocculation: medium. Optimum temp: 50°-55° F
*NOTE:*During summer months, we include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeast orders. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will stay frozen given transit times and particularly hot temperatures. For this reason, we recommend ordering dry yeast during summer months.
|Yeast Disclaimer||We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts. It is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.|
|Min Fermenting Temp||50|
|Max Fermenting Temp||55|
I've been reassured a few times that it's OK for this liquid yeast to be warm for several days during shipping, but it just doesn't sit well with me. I'd even pay more for a "real" ice pack and better packaging. A styrofoam clamshell and more ice packs would do the job, I believe. I live in California, and it's HOT here, when this yeast arrived the weather was like 85 F. And imagine that yeast package sitting in the hot mail storage warehouses here, etc. Anyways, when I used it, it was thick like toothpaste. Did it work ok? I can't say for sure, because I know there are other variables, but it's a fact that my Belgian didn't ferment much. I had to buy another pack from a local store (it was cold and also very liquid like it always has been...) and ferment longer. Overall, I'm very happy with Northern Brewer and will continue to order *most* things here, but I've also had a bad experience with warm/ill-packaged liquid yeast in the past, and I don't want to keep replaying that story. So, long story short, perhaps include a drop-down menu item for "cold shipping" where I could pay more and have it shipped cold.
Made a honey wheat lager. Great flavor
My go to lager yeast. I actually ferment this at my usual ale temp (66) without any issue
Arrived on time and with yeast viability. It was late November and there was no freezing going on in New England during the shipping period. I have however received unviable liquid yeast, that died due to freezing in the past.
This is a great yeast, but it's a Carlsberg strain which is known to be fruity. To reduce or eliminate the fruitiness, it's important to pitch low @ 42-44F and let it come up slowly to 46-48F and let it set there for 3-4 days. Then start bringing it up to 50-52F until it's nearly complete. After that do a D-rest at @62F for 5-10 days.
With a large pitch this yeast will churn at 46F. Very clean and crisp after a good lagering.