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White Labs WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch


SKU# YP029

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Ideal for Kölsch and Alt, also good for light beers like blond and honey. Accentuates hop flavors, similar to WLP001. Sulfur produced during fermentation disappears with age, leaving a clean, lager-like ale.


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  • White Labs WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch - Liquid Brewing Yeast
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From a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, this yeast works great in Kölsch and Alt style beers. Good for light beers like blond and honey. Accentuates hop flavors, similar to WLP001. The slight sulfur produced during fermentation will disappear with age and leave a super clean, lager like ale. Does not ferment well less than 62° F, unless during active fermentation. Apparent attenuation: 65-69%. Flocculation: medium. Optimum temp: 65°-69° F

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Yeast FormatLiquid
Yeast StyleGerman Ale
Min Fermenting Temp65
Max Fermenting Temp69
Min Attenuation %72
Max Attenuation %78
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Great yeast. I use it to make an ale version of Munich Dunkel.
March 9, 2017
1 year ago
White Labs WLP029 review
This pack worked great. Made a starter and split it. We have since captured and washed a quart jar for our next Amber altbeer.
August 22, 2016
Don't buy liquid yeast in the summer!
I purchased this at the end of Aug. and it was dead when I used it. What a waste of money. The yeast doesn't make the trip when it's too hot out. Don't buy this stuff in the summer.
November 10, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review! Appreciate you sharing the info with other customers that could be effected. We would be happy to send new yeast or get you credited for the yeast. We also have a beer kit replacement guarantee if you ended up losing the batch

All I would need is an order number and an address verification to get anything sent. Let us know! Cheers! James J.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
My go to Kolsch yeast. Seems to be a little cleaner than the Wyeast version. Ferments well at low temps..
December 20, 2013
Very Clear
This yeast will leave your beer very clear, and will leave some residual sweetness.
November 27, 2013
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is it possible to replicate, as to make more of this stuff, on a continual basis for multiple batches of beer. What is the yield of one vail?
Dennis T on Aug 12, 2016

Thanks for contacting us! Yes, you can definitely do that. The process is often referred to as "yeast ranching" or "yeast washing," so those would be the terms to search for if you wanted to do some research online. There are lots of ways to do it, so don't be surprised if you come across various methods that aren't all exactly the same. Here is one method that I like to use, and I've had great luck with it:


You can also see a very similar method done here (at about the 8 minute mark, but the whole video is great):


Another fantastic resource for all things yeast is; this is one of my top 5 favorite brewing books, and I think it's entirely worth studying:


If you're going to reuse yeast, you'll need to do starters. Even if you're already duly familiar with starters, here's a great quick resource with reliable info:


I hope that some of this is helpful!! Let me know if I missed anything.



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