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WLP001 California Ale - White Labs Yeast
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Our #1 Best-Selling Yeast! Famous for clean flavors, balance, and the ability to be used in almost any style Ale. It ferments dry and has a very nice, soft malt flavor. We would say that it puts the flavor emphasis on the malt and hops. Definitely one of our top favorites, and MoreBeer!'s best selling yeast! To ferment this yeast properly pitch at 62-65F and let it rise to 66-68F. Ferment for 10-14 days in the primary. This strain can be used in all ales because of its clean crisp character it produces. Cal ale can also be used to help finish a beer's stuck fermentation.

Attenuation: 73-80%
Flocculation: Medium.
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 68-72.
Wyeast Equivalent: 1056 American

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

Item # WLP001
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.14LBS
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Only wet yeast you offered
Jeff L on May 22, 2018
A versitile yeast for a variety of ales. Especially when I don't want the yeast to be the main focus of my recipe.
robert F on May 18, 2018
Only wet yeast you offered
Jeff L on May 22, 2018
Justin C on May 21, 2018
A versitile yeast for a variety of ales. Especially when I don't want the yeast to be the main focus of my recipe.
robert F on May 18, 2018
Paul N on May 18, 2018
BRIAN A C on May 17, 2018
My favorite yeast to use with any ale
Ken P on May 16, 2018
Looking forward to what this yeast can do
Marvin O on May 14, 2018
I like White Labs
James A on May 12, 2018
Because it was recommended
Mark K on May 11, 2018
I prefer liquid yeast.
Samuel M on May 10, 2018
use it for all my brews
Scott E on May 10, 2018
Replacement for the one that Fedex apparently doesn’t know how to get to my house. Very upset and hope this one gets here in time for brew day.
Michael Bennett on May 9, 2018
recommended yeast
edgar v on May 2, 2018
SCOTT ALAN S on Apr 30, 2018
Always use while lab
Craig T on Apr 28, 2018
Robert P on Apr 24, 2018
I've used it before with good results
Fred La R on Apr 13, 2018
Great yeast for IPA
Wesley V on Apr 6, 2018
Hasn't failed yet.
Jason N on Apr 3, 2018
house yeast
Scott H on Mar 31, 2018
Used before
Richard V on Mar 29, 2018
works well
Clint S on Mar 23, 2018
practically my house yeast, used in most of my beers.
Mark A on Mar 20, 2018
I like white labs products
Valued C on Mar 16, 2018
Best price, trust the product
Brian R on Mar 16, 2018
always use
JOE D on Mar 6, 2018
Needed for brewing Pliny the Elder. Quality yeast fast ship and deliver
Andermahr F on Mar 5, 2018
Wanted to compare to other yeast
Mitchel t on Mar 3, 2018
Recommended. Always use White Labs.
James J V on Feb 28, 2018
Clean fermenting
Brian S on Feb 20, 2018
Recommended with kit
Brian S on Feb 20, 2018
Recommended, great reviews
Harlan C on Feb 20, 2018
I've made good brews using this yeast
Richard M on Feb 17, 2018
Used safale last year trying WLP this year to compare taste
Chuck R on Feb 15, 2018
Great yeast
Vaughan L on Feb 3, 2018
Need to try this to ferment apple cider
Alan H on Feb 1, 2018
Great all around yeast for clean finish
Duff H. on Jan 31, 2018
To get a clean base idea for what my mash bill will produce.
Jonathan S on Jan 30, 2018
using for over 20 years
Charles H on Jan 29, 2018
I use this typically for west coast IPAs
Derek H on Jan 26, 2018
Need a clean fermenting yeast that can handle big hops in my black IPA
Sean H on Jan 25, 2018
White Labs is the best, nuff said.
Patrick M on Jan 25, 2018
favorite yeast
Todd B on Jan 24, 2018
I use it frequently
David H on Jan 23, 2018
have had best results with white labs
steven w on Jan 18, 2018
perfect yeast for pale ale
Erik M on Jan 17, 2018
Solid yeast
collier d on Jan 15, 2018
have had consistent results with this. I do a starter
Alan B on Jan 13, 2018
Justin C on May 21, 2018
Paul N on May 18, 2018

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Why the pouch??? Bring the vile back!!!
Note this is not a review for or against morebeer.com but rather against the white labs PurePitch. I have been using whitelabs yeast for years and I've always been happy with their products. This new pouch is not an improvement. The original design of yeast in a vile worked just fine. In my opinion, the exterior of the pouch is loaded with bacteria (people handling the product before usage). When cut the pouch and squeeze the yeast out, the yeast touches the exterior of the bag, thus coming into contact with the bacteria. I'm no microbiologist but it seems that the wort may be compromised. What was the drive to change their packaging?
May 1, 2018
3 months ago
Very easy to pitch, I do believe that it worked well as the F.G. was very acceptable. and this style I used fit the beer style as well.
Sad to say but due to our winter weather the yeast sat in my fridge for about 4.5 months however a break in the weather on a weekend allowed me to brew my pliney the elder, which I purchased from more beer, this yeast was also recommended with the kit.
I pitched it directly into the wort instead of using a starter like I usually do. Fermentation begin with in 24 hours.
Everything went well in the primary and secondary fermentations I have since kegged the beer and I'm enjoying it. tastes like the original from California.
I would definitely use this yeast again with this beer kit
The beer I made using this yeast. 
Turned out great!
The beer I made using this yeast. Turned out great!
April 25, 2018
4 months ago
Great Product
I would highly recommend this liquid yeast. Probably the best fermentation I have had yet was with this yeast.
April 23, 2018
1 month ago
High quality
Some high quality stuff here.
April 14, 2018
3 months ago
Great yeast, but bad idea
I love White Labs Yeast, but ordering online was a poor choice. This is because it was shipped with no cold pack or insulation. Yeast was DOA.
April 11, 2018
1 month ago
In White Labs I trust
April 5, 2018
3 months ago
Tons of Energy!
Using this yeast it didn't even take 10 hours and fermentation was exploding with energy. A great yeast to rely on, simple to use! If I didn't know better I'd think fire was involved!
March 27, 2018
2 months ago
More crisp and better flavor than what I used to use.
I like it.!!!
March 11, 2018
3 months ago
Energetic Yeast, Quick to Start
First time using liquid yeast. Pitched the yeast directly from one package into 5 gallons of wort. Fermentation was going strong at 12 hours. Fermentation is still in progress. So far, I can highly recommend it. Based on other's reviews I expect great flavor in the beer.
March 7, 2018
3 months ago
Great yeast
As described this yeast is very active and results in very good beer.
March 2, 2018
4 months ago