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 0.14 LBS
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Tom T on Oct 22, 2021
To ferment my beer.
Randy G on Oct 21, 2021
Tom T on Oct 22, 2021
Appropriate for kit.
Carolyn B on Oct 21, 2021
To ferment my beer.
Randy G on Oct 21, 2021
used before with good results
Troy C on Oct 19, 2021
only good choice
F. Michael I on Oct 15, 2021
My friend used it
Joe G on Oct 11, 2021
best clean yeast ever. had to toss ten gallons of taint when I tried a dry yeast
Greg McBride on Oct 8, 2021
It's my favorite and you didnt have the V available frm my closest store
Eric L on Oct 1, 2021
Jack T on Sep 29, 2021
I’m from San Diego. Took a the lab tour, my beer is better using WL00anything
Jeffrey J on Sep 24, 2021
Honey Nut Cheerios cream ale
Jason B on Sep 23, 2021
recommended in recipe
Eugene K on Sep 22, 2021
Recommended by More Beer
Don K on Sep 2, 2021
Making high gravity ale
Rod M on Aug 26, 2021
Stephen N on Aug 21, 2021
Always use white lab, personal preference
Richard Shackelford I on Aug 20, 2021
Tried and true!
Brad Saunders on Aug 17, 2021
Local homebrew does not seem to have this on the reg
Keith W on Aug 11, 2021
have always had good luck with this
James E on Aug 10, 2021
Corey A on Aug 10, 2021
I've used it many times
Mr John D Williams S on Aug 10, 2021
Close to what I used before
Cristopher W M on Aug 6, 2021
Used in the past, always good performance and taste
Jeff on Aug 6, 2021
Another tried and proven product
Robert W on Aug 5, 2021
go to for IPA
Mark A on Aug 4, 2021
Used before
Russell G on Aug 3, 2021
Gift - Nephew picked it.
John G on Aug 3, 2021
I like yeast
paul h on Jul 28, 2021
I love white Labs
Joe B on Jul 24, 2021
seems to be the go to
Ben A on Jul 19, 2021
Bells two hearted mimic
Garth O on Jul 16, 2021
recommended by beer maker's website
Ross P on Jul 10, 2021
These are great, ready to go and seem to grow vigorously!
Daniel Miller on Jul 8, 2021
White lab good
jeanne w on Jun 30, 2021
My Go To
Brad Saunders on Jun 24, 2021
Ralph M on Jun 23, 2021
Used this yeast for years and then went to wyeast. I think I get better fermentation slightly with WLP001 California Ale
James M. P on Jun 16, 2021
Saw a you tube video on it
Jeffrey Kenneth N on Jun 10, 2021
Been using this regularly
Stacy L on Jun 8, 2021
Was suggested
Curtis M on Jun 5, 2021
To make beer
Jorge M on Jun 3, 2021
It goes well with the kit I ordered.
Jake H on Jun 2, 2021
Go-to yeast for me!
Kevin R. O on Jun 1, 2021
use it all the time
Greg T on Jun 1, 2021
It was recommended with this beer
Kevin Conley on May 26, 2021
Love the consistency
Christopher R on May 21, 2021
Used it in the past with good results
Vaughn G on May 20, 2021
Robert A on May 18, 2021
Used before. Like it.
Jeffrey F on May 11, 2021
white labs always reliable
Jeff V on May 11, 2021
Appropriate for kit.
Carolyn B on Oct 21, 2021
used before with good results
Troy C on Oct 19, 2021
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
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 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best clean yeast ever
May 18, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
Fantastic product that consistently creates great beer
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March 23, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best IPA yeast to use
The stuff works GREAT! My favorite yeast to use.
March 11, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Always turns out some great beer
December 25, 2020
10 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Did not like this yeast. Seems that the yeast was very weak. May not use White Labs again.
November 22, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is probably my favorite yeast to use and it never disappoints!
November 11, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great fermentation
This was my first experience using White Labs. So far so good, I had great fermentation within 12 hours. Fermentation lasted longer using white labs than another yeast I used in the patch. I cant comment on taste as I did not bottle yet
October 21, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best Yeast I use. Does not need blow off tube. Beer always comes out good
October 14, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The yeast made the fermentation take off like it was already a starter sample
September 9, 2020
1 year ago