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White Labs WLP051 California V

SKU# YP051

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More fruity than WLP001, and slightly more flocculant. Attenuation is lower, resulting in a fuller bodied beer than with WLP001.


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  • White Labs WLP051 California V - Brewing Yeast
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From Northern California. This strain is more fruity than WLP001, and slightly more flocculant. Attenuation is lower, resulting in a fuller bodied beer than with WLP001. Apparent attenuation: 70-75%. Flocculation: medium–high. Optimum temp: 66°-70° F

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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleAmerican Ale
Min Fermenting Temp66
Max Fermenting Temp70
Min Attenuation %70
Max Attenuation %75
4.6 / 5.0
7 Reviews
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Great Stuff
Made a 1L starter and split between 2, 5 gallon batches. Exact finish desired.
June 21, 2016
Love It
Very nice alternative to WLP001 - I don't mind the sulfur smell at all, which dissipates eventually anyway, prob will be my house yeast from now on.
March 9, 2016
Complements Tropical Hops
Yes, this yeast kicks sulpher like crazy! On Day 2 of a recent IPA, my wife says, "Your mancave smells horrible. You have something going bad in there." Don't freak out - it will pass and will not end up in your finished beer. This yeast brings out the fruitiness and "tropical" quality of hops such as Simcoe and Citra. Love it. While WLP001 goes dry dry dry with no yeast character, this yeast leaves a bit more malt body and presence. Trying it in a Foreign Extra Stout now. And it keeps the wife out of my mancave - added bonus...
October 15, 2014
One of my favorates so far
I significantly remember being overwhelmed with awesomeness when I brewed with this yeast a few times. I was somewhat new to liquid yeast and using a few cleanish strains before, and this is one that makes you not want to turn back to dry yeast. It has more character than the clean strains and compliments hops well,its soft and fuller feeling than dry. Made some great pales,IPA's,Black IPA,and extra stout. Althought I have not used most of the liquid strains yet this is one I love and will end up going back to but I still need to venture on to the other strains.
January 11, 2014
Excellent Stuff
Great yeast for West Coast style IPA and ales. Used it for a double IPA I brewed. Very pleased, will use again.
December 26, 2013
Worried at first.
I used this on a chipotle amber that is still in secondary now. Ten days primary and 3 days in secondary now with four chipotle peppers. (60-63 degrees F) At first I was worried as this stunk like sulfur something wicked! Immediately leading me to the internet where I discovered this is normal with this yeast. It fermented fairly heavy for 4 days with a 3 inch Krausen. Once the Krausen feel back in there was still a lot of activity "movement" inside the beer just a lot less air lock activity. The smell now is nothing like sulfur. My gravity reading when I moved to secondary lost its sulfur smell and turned into a nice rounded Munich malt smell after it sat over night. Overall I will use this again in certain styles.
January 28, 2012
My favorite for pale ales.
I like this better than the 001 for finished flavor. Very nice.
November 10, 2010
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