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.

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 # WLP001
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.14 LBS
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Tried and True
Brad Saunders on Sep 29, 2022
I have had good luck in the past with this brand
W Brian T on Sep 2, 2022
Tried and True
Brad Saunders on Sep 29, 2022
ive used in the past and its a good yeast for general ales.
Joshua W on Sep 13, 2022
I have had good luck in the past with this brand
W Brian T on Sep 2, 2022
Best all around yeast
kiana j on Aug 30, 2022
Works very well
James N on Aug 25, 2022
Chris S on Aug 24, 2022
taste good
Ian R on Aug 23, 2022
White labs makes excellent yeast
COLBY on Aug 22, 2022
Need it for my Stout recipe
Nicolas Proctor on Aug 20, 2022
Best yeast ever!
JIM P on Aug 18, 2022
Randal N on Aug 18, 2022
their is a white labs in Asheville
samuel c on Aug 17, 2022
Irish Red A
Richard S on Aug 10, 2022
Have had good experience with this for IPAs
Robert W on Aug 8, 2022
success in the past, tried and true
Aaron P on Aug 8, 2022
I always use them.
Kevin D on Jul 27, 2022
Good neutral all purpose yeast
Jack A on Jul 27, 2022
Trying something different
John P on Jul 25, 2022
Great all around yeast
Glen D on Jul 23, 2022
Making a Honey Double IPA
Casey D on Jul 23, 2022
Read recommendations
Merk on Jul 22, 2022
I like the result and have my own food to feed it so I don' t need the Wyeast pack that never really works
Tsan A on Jul 21, 2022
my pops uses it
Michael M on Jul 9, 2022
Used in the past and works great
Johnny Stamey on Jul 9, 2022
Prior use of brand
Jonathan A on Jul 7, 2022
Recipe called for it
Tim L on Jul 6, 2022
Quality product
Thomas J on Jun 28, 2022
good quality yeast
Matthew T on Jun 25, 2022
Tim S on Jun 24, 2022
recommended by customer service
Rich W on Jun 24, 2022
Very effective yeast
Lauren H on Jun 21, 2022
Best results
Sean F on Jun 11, 2022
Good accompaniment to Pliny
Eric D S on Jun 1, 2022
Red Ale
Richard S on May 31, 2022
Better than dry
Brendan D on May 25, 2022
Seemed like a good option
Dale C on May 23, 2022
Cali Blonde Baby
Robert S on May 18, 2022
Best yeast for this beer
Merrick E on May 12, 2022
Big beers need a good liquid yeast to start fermentation off right
Michael J on May 7, 2022
Good yeast
JB B on May 4, 2022
Great success with this every time.
Thomas G on May 3, 2022
Always have had success with their yeast
Ralph M on Apr 30, 2022
Most popular and seemed like a good one for harvesting
Randy C on Apr 28, 2022
Great for session IPA's
Bryce Tuttle on Apr 20, 2022
Used this brand before
OVESTER C on Apr 19, 2022
good reviews
Robby W on Apr 17, 2022
Love WL Yeast. Porter.
Dan F on Apr 16, 2022
Recommended yeast
Robert Y on Apr 6, 2022
Old reliable. Consistent and quality
Fred S on Apr 1, 2022
I've used it many times and have had good success.
James W on Mar 23, 2022
ive used in the past and its a good yeast for general ales.
Joshua W on Sep 13, 2022
Best all around yeast
kiana j on Aug 30, 2022
how many white labs yeast pack will fit in insulated mailer or do i need one for each?
Theodore Kluska on Sep 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I typically place 3 yeast packs in a mailer along with an ice pack. If you use the larger envelope then 6 with 2 ice packs works well.
Is anyone getting strong sulfur smells from this yeast during primary fermentation?
Matt Mcdonald on Jun 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. There are a lot of reasons a sulfuric smell could come from a fermentation. There are potential sources in the brewing process as well as the fermentation. If the flavor and aroma persists there are ways to curb it. After fermentation and racking to leave the yeast behind you can add either Copper Sulfate or even just some very clean Pennies to absorb the sulfur compounds. We hope that helps. Cheers!

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great fermenter. Very versitile.
I use this yeast to ferment clean ales at 66F. The ester formation at this temperature is very low. If I bump the temperature to 70-72 it produces pleasant esters that compliment aggressively hopped ales very well. Chico is a great all-around yeast. If I could only choose one yeast to brew with, this would be it. There's a good reason why WL sells more of this than anything else. It's the best.
August 11, 2022
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First time I've used the liquid yeast. I liked the way it activated the fermentation. It seemed to work a lot better than the dry yeast
June 16, 2022
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Consistent product every time.
Consistent quality from white labs. Well packaged. I highly suggest to add the ice for travel.
January 21, 2022
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good yeast took off...
January 6, 2022
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First experience with liquid yeast. No lag time. Immediate action with no starter required. Full attenuation in record time. I will be using liquid going forward.
December 11, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome neutral yeast
Used for a Pale Ale and it's great. It "gets out of the way" and lets both the malt and hops shine. Excellent yeast
June 30, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best clean yeast ever
May 18, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
Fantastic product that consistently creates great beer
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March 23, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best IPA yeast to use
The stuff works GREAT! My favorite yeast to use.
March 11, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Always turns out some great beer
December 25, 2020
1 year ago