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White Labs Yeast | WLP029 German Kolsch Ale | Beer Yeast | PurePitch® Next Generation | Industry Leading Viability | 150 Billion Cells
WLP029NG

White Labs Yeast | WLP029 German Kolsch Ale | Beer Yeast | PurePitch® Next Generation | Industry Leading Viability | 150 Billion Cells

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Description

  • WLP029 is a fitting choice for German ales such as kölsch and altbier
  • Known for accentuating hop flavor and bitterness while creating crisp, clean lager like characters
  • Ideal for high gravity ales, American and English hoppy beers, as well as malty ambers, porters, and brown ales
  • PurePitch® Next Generation offers a precise cell count across all strains so you can calculate the exact pitch rate you need for every batch
  • Scan the barcode on the back of the package and enter your wort stats into the Pitch Rate Calculator
  • White Labs Yeast has been producing high-quality brewer's yeast since 1995 and continues to raise the bar in the art of fermentation
  • Don't need a full package? Put the lid back on and store in the refrigerator for your next batch!

Sourced from a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, this strain is fitting for German ales such as kölsch and altbier. Known for accentuating hop flavor and bitterness while creating crisp, clean lager like characters. It performs exceptionally well at temperatures ranging from 65 to 69°F (18-20°C) and does not ferment well below 62°F (17°C) after peak fermentation. Typically has low flocculation characteristics after the first generation.

PurePitch® Next Generation—now with more yeast, get a foolproof fermentation without a starter! Just twist the cap & pitch!

Why PurePitch Next Gen versus other options?
Typically yeast manufacturers use a range for how many yeast cells are going into each package. This can vary widely, especially from strain to strain.  Next Gen offers a far more precise cell count across all strains allowing you to use the Whitelabs exclusive pitch calculator. Simply scan the barcode on the back of each package to be taken to their online calculator. Enter the volume, strength, and pitching temperature of the wort you are fermenting and the calculator tells you exactly how much yeast to pitch. You will be fermenting like a professional brewer, using the same concentration of yeast every time and enjoying more consistent results.  Don't need a full package? Put the lid back on and store in the refrigerator for your next batch. Whitelabs has also increased the viability (the number of living cells in the package) over the shelf life of the yeast. Next Gen strains are grown in their unique, small-batch reactors to assure freshness and then packaged in a special film that allows for off-gassing, assuring that their viability is absolutely industry leading.

Attenuation: 72-78%
Flocculation: Medium
Alcohol Tolerance: 5-10% ABV
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 65-69°F
Cell Count: 150 Billion

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

Please Note: When choosing an ice pack option beware that the liquid yeast will not arrive cold even when shipped together. Ice packs and insulated mailing options are designed to keep the yeast colder for longer during shipment, but they will not ensure that your yeast arrives cold. We will not replace liquid yeast that arrives warm. During warmer months we strongly recommend you choose dry yeast.

 

Item # WLP029NG
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.15 LBS
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My favorite yeast. Ferments cold and clean
Scott S on Feb 1, 2023
My favorite yeast. Ferments cold and clean
Scott S on Feb 1, 2023
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Used this to brew a Kolsch and compare with a much less expensive dry yeast, same recipe. I've give it five stars for taste and flocculation; could have bottled right from primary. However, fermentation took two weeks instead of the 5-7 days I'm used to (ferm temp was 66 degrees F). Opened a bottle after 7 days and not ready - estimate another week. If you don't mind the length of time to ferment and bottle condition, it's got nice flavor. If you normally use a secondary you can probably forego it.
March 26, 2024