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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This is my go to yeast, it lets the malts take center stage
Ken P on Oct 17, 2019
great yeast!
Blake Smith on Oct 14, 2019
This is my go to yeast, it lets the malts take center stage
Ken P on Oct 17, 2019
David T on Oct 15, 2019
great yeast!
Blake Smith on Oct 14, 2019
Nancy N on Oct 7, 2019
Brewing christmas ale.
Gustav A on Oct 3, 2019
Works great for making a "lager" without actually working with actually lagering the beer
Shawn J K on Sep 30, 2019
solid product
Valued C on Sep 28, 2019
It's just what I've always used
Haden B on Sep 25, 2019
because WLP001V was going to take longer to ship.
Ricardo D on Sep 24, 2019
for a recipe
Phillip G on Sep 16, 2019
For the KBS Clone kit.
Morgan D on Sep 14, 2019
works good
Corey P on Sep 10, 2019
A good all around yeast for the pale ales and porters I like to brew
Larry B on Sep 9, 2019
Worked well the first time
Rolf H T on Sep 9, 2019
Used it before with good results
Mark O on Sep 6, 2019
It was recommended.
Jeffrey H on Sep 2, 2019
Eric G on Aug 30, 2019
For the American and Pliny beer.
Rachael C on Aug 29, 2019
Goes well with the kit
Greg M G on Aug 28, 2019
Familiar with this yeast from past brewing
Bradley G on Aug 28, 2019
quality, price, ship time
Andermahr F on Aug 28, 2019
James M on Aug 28, 2019
Same answer. Has worked over and over.
Marcus H on Aug 28, 2019
Perfect yeast for a light ale
Harlan S C on Aug 28, 2019
California Ale is a good all-around yeast.
Jacob V on Aug 28, 2019
best yeast
Chris C on Aug 28, 2019
Best researched yeast
Destiny B on Aug 28, 2019
It lets the hop and malt flavors shine
James A on Aug 28, 2019
my go to
Valued C on Aug 28, 2019
it's a good yeast
Mark M on Aug 28, 2019
part of recipe
Norm B on Jul 23, 2019
My favorite!
Sumner J on Jul 23, 2019
Review said it added a fruity taste profile.
Nathaniel K on Jul 16, 2019
heard it was the best
John L on Jul 15, 2019
Always had success with White Labs
Jon V on Jul 9, 2019
Porter recipe
Richard M on Jul 6, 2019
Past Experience Works Well
Brad S on Jul 6, 2019
Making a wet hop pale ale with homegrown hops.
Dan De P on Jul 6, 2019
Have gad good results.
Dennis Hannaford on Jul 4, 2019
Recommended Yeast
Daniel D on Jun 29, 2019
Recommended yeast
Oliver C on Jun 23, 2019
Great past experience
Rebbecca R on Jun 22, 2019
go to yeast
Joe C on Jun 21, 2019
I've had good luck with White Labs liquid yeast.
Richard L on Jun 20, 2019
recommended and good yeast
alan s on Jun 20, 2019
Horacio V G on Jun 19, 2019
Looked like a good yeast
Sean McDermott on Jun 12, 2019
Go to yeast. Have had nothing but perfect fermentation with White Labs yeasts.
Dustin R H on Jun 10, 2019
Aaron G on Jun 7, 2019
Online Recipe
Joe Russo J on Jun 6, 2019
David T on Oct 15, 2019
Nancy N on Oct 7, 2019

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works, works well, set off my fermentation over night
June 14, 2019
4 months ago
Great yeast nice and fresh!
June 9, 2019
5 months ago
Will use again
Tried this on the Hop Blond kit. Quick fermentation at 65F. Nice attenuation and cleared up nicely with cold crash after fermentation. Will use again.
I did pitch 2 in a 5 gallon batch
May 1, 2019
6 months ago
They did what yeast do.
March 20, 2019
7 months ago
Great yeast
Used many times. Definitely the yeast that I prefer.
January 18, 2019
1 year ago
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
10 months 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
1 year ago
Excellent yeast, clean flavor, and attenuation was better than expected
August 10, 2018
1 year 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
1 year 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