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WLP001 California Ale - White Labs Yeast

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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Ive used it before
Jaime C on Jan 11, 2019
Nice simple yeast.
Paula H on Jan 8, 2019
Ive used it before
Jaime C on Jan 11, 2019
Maryland Homebrew's Mountainous Porter Recipe.
Drfroglegs on Jan 10, 2019
Nice simple yeast.
Paula H on Jan 8, 2019
Dennis B on Jan 5, 2019
Great reviews over the other yeasts
Kevin D on Jan 4, 2019
The best
Isaac Ramsey on Jan 4, 2019
We have used this in the past with success
Christine R K on Jan 3, 2019
steven n on Jan 3, 2019
Have used this yeast with many brews with great success
Martin W on Jan 1, 2019
Base yeast
Eric G on Dec 31, 2018
recommended for use in recipe
Jacob A C on Dec 29, 2018
Valued C on Dec 28, 2018
Great yeast
John N on Dec 27, 2018
Works well with the Pale ales and IPAs I brew
Dennis Hannaford on Dec 27, 2018
Recommended Yeast
Alan P on Dec 27, 2018
I always use their yeasts
Jonathan B on Dec 27, 2018
was recommended and have had good results in the past
Phillip R on Dec 21, 2018
the best yeast
Scott J W on Dec 18, 2018
This yeast is great for lots of beers.
Charles P on Dec 17, 2018
good reviews
John R on Dec 14, 2018
Great Yeast
James G on Dec 11, 2018
Go with what works!
Jesse S on Dec 11, 2018
To brew Pliny the Elder
Jeremy on Dec 8, 2018
Good for IPA
Jody H on Dec 7, 2018
I was referrd by Ornery Ales Productions to use your yeast for Ginger Beer
ANTHONY K on Dec 7, 2018
Hector Adame on Dec 7, 2018
My standard yeast
Tom l on Dec 6, 2018
i like white labs
Frank Z on Dec 6, 2018
Good Standard Yeast
Christopher W on Dec 6, 2018
clean fermenting yeast.
Chris T on Dec 6, 2018
It worked really well on the last two batches. Much better than the dry yeast I used.
Paul Korinko on Dec 1, 2018
my favorite ale yeast. Plus a friend of mine used to work for White Labs back in the 90's and turned me onto white labs (as opposed to Wyeast from what I used to use)
Brian W on Nov 30, 2018
good results in the past
Brad S on Nov 29, 2018
it works well for me
Jeff L on Nov 29, 2018
Edward M on Nov 28, 2018
Heard it was the best
Brenden L on Nov 28, 2018
It's sort of my default
Zachary L on Nov 27, 2018
It was recommended
Jim R on Nov 26, 2018
they make great yeast
CHRISTOPHER J on Nov 25, 2018
trying to conserve
Wilbert D on Nov 22, 2018
Perfect yeast for a pale ale
Rob L on Nov 21, 2018
Good for high ABV brews.
Evan E on Nov 19, 2018
I've never had any problems with this yeast.
Kevin J on Nov 19, 2018
Easy to use, great results every time!
David B on Nov 17, 2018
David B on Nov 17, 2018
Great results every time.
Todd L on Nov 17, 2018
You told me to
Keith S on Nov 17, 2018
daphne c on Nov 17, 2018
I have used WLP001 with other recipes with good results
Martin W on Nov 17, 2018
It goes with the Shallow Grave Robust Porter
Jason L on Nov 17, 2018
Maryland Homebrew's Mountainous Porter Recipe.
Drfroglegs on Jan 10, 2019
Dennis B on Jan 5, 2019

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WLP 001 review
Made an awesome Holiday Ale. Great fermentation action without blowing its top. Carbonation was perfect with small creamy bubbles and generous head.
January 3, 2019
1 month ago
Best Yeast ever.
I’ve been using White Labs for more than five years and never had any issues with it.
September 12, 2018
4 months ago
Excellent yeast, clean flavor, and attenuation was better than expected
August 10, 2018
6 months ago
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
11 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
1 year 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
9 months ago
High quality
Some high quality stuff here.
April 14, 2018
11 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
9 months ago
In White Labs I trust
April 5, 2018
11 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
10 months ago