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WLP002 English Ale - White Labs Yeast
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This genuinely classic ale strain originated from one of England's largest breweries. It has a rich, malty flavor with lots of good fruity esters. It is used as the yeast-strain-of-choice in many microbreweries, and is definitely one of our favorites. Use it in any beer in which you want a distinct malt flavor to come through. The high flocculation results in naturally clear beers. Our #2 best selling yeast. To ferment this yeast properly pitch at 65-66F and let it rise to 66-68F. Ferment for 10-14 days in the primary.

Commonly referred to as having a "cottage cheese" appearance when shaken up.

Attenuation: 63-70%
Flocculation: Very High.
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 65-68.
Wyeast Equivalent: 1968 Special London

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

Item # WLP002
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Weight 0.14LBS
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need some
Alan T on Oct 24, 2018
to make irish red ale
Wilbert D on Oct 22, 2018
need some
Alan T on Oct 24, 2018
Richard A on Oct 22, 2018
to make irish red ale
Wilbert D on Oct 22, 2018
Recommended yeast
Peter F on Oct 20, 2018
Making an english oatmeal stout.
Daniel P on Oct 15, 2018
Love it for English style ales.
Todd Pattison on Sep 25, 2018
I am making a porter
Andrew St. M on Sep 21, 2018
Love this yeast
Robert T on Sep 21, 2018
works well
Dan K on Sep 20, 2018
This is what is called out in receipt, also tried at white labe tasting room and liked the beer
S B on Sep 14, 2018
Pumpkin Porter
Robert B on Sep 12, 2018
delicious and ferments well
Adam T on Sep 10, 2018
Recommended by description
Kevin G on Jul 20, 2018
Charles M on Jun 28, 2018
Favorite yeast to use
John O on Jun 6, 2018
It was recommended to me
Jack L on Jun 6, 2018
Used this product for this recipe before and was very happy with the results
Paul N J on May 8, 2018
I like the 002 and the 007 for their quick action and reliable results
mike c on Mar 27, 2018
one of my favorites
mike c on Mar 16, 2018
For the Coffee Stout
Dustin P on Feb 24, 2018
recommended - I have 028 but decided to try 002 as rec'ed.
Andrew P on Feb 10, 2018
I've had great results with the White Labs liquid yeasts!!
Daniel S. T on Feb 8, 2018
I like the quality of White Labs Yeast.
Ken M on Feb 6, 2018
It's good for an ESB
Michael S on Jan 30, 2018
Richard A on Oct 22, 2018
Recommended yeast
Peter F on Oct 20, 2018

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Great strain. Will absolutely use again in the Future.
I used this yeast to make a starter for my oatmeal stout. Took off like a champ. I was very pleased with the results.
November 5, 2018
4 weeks ago
Yeast did not activate
Yeast did not activate
October 20, 2018
1 month ago
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October 22, 2018
Zach R Staff
Yeast went bad
I've used this yeast on several occasions and had great results.

I just received this batch which i purchased with two cold packs but it was warm when i received it (i live in Arkansas and it's quite warm here. This usually happens when i order my yeast in the summer though and i haven't noticed any issues. This time the yeast arrived and it's a very dark brown (think chocolate). Not sure what happened but there's no way I'm pitching it into my beer.
September 14, 2018
Possibly the Best Yeast Ever for English Styles....
IMO this the best Yeast for nearly all Bitters and English Ales. Flocs great and settles down hard. Doesn't attenuate nearly as much as something like California, so the flavor is more on the malts and not so much the hops. I probably use this strain more than any other yeast. I haven't used the Wyeast version of this strain (1968), but have heard from those who have that it is very near ID.
As usual, well packaged on the ice, so still cool when it arrived.
May 20, 2018
10 months ago
English ale yeasts are my go to for all styles
I use 002 and 007 for darn near every beer I make. They are quick to take off and provide consistent quality.
March 24, 2018
8 months ago
The yeast came cold and I was able to pitch the evening after I got the package. Great fermentation within a few hours.
February 18, 2018
9 months ago
Great yeast
Great yeast with many applications. High flocculation leaves beer clear without any filtration. Great for IPAs too.
January 31, 2018
10 months ago
Great and easy to use
Great for malty and sweet effects. I like my Porter's and stouts this way
January 23, 2018
10 months ago
Go-to English yeast
This is a perfect yeast for milds, porters, stouts, and the like when you want low hop accentuation and smooth maltiness. Great attenuator with excellent flocculation.
I build up a 2L starter for 5 gallon batches and it will typically finish fermentation and flocc out within 4-5 days.
I fermented a robust porter for 5 days at 77 as an experiment and while most ale yeasts might have devolved into undrinkable ester bombs, this strain yielded a balanced and pleasant fruitiness. It's worth a shot if your porter is missing that extra something, and WLP002 is up to the challenge.
This a very happy yeast which in turn makes a very happy brewer. Highly recommended.
January 23, 2018
10 months ago
Reputable yeast
This yeast has a solid reputation so I chose it for a Redwood Brown Porter that I recently brewed with branches/tips from some local Redwood trees. I normally use Wyeast 1056 American, and this White Labs English behaved quite differently. I made a 500ml yeast starter and pitched it 24 hours later with my freshly brewed wort cooled to 70F. This stuff is thick/chunky, compared to the liquid Wyeast smack pack that I'm used to, but the most interesting difference to me was the krausen production. The Wyeast 1056 I usually use fills up the 7 gallon Fermonster with krausen and usually requires a blow off hose. This White Labs English was super sneaky in that it only ever made about an inch of krausen. I actually thought I had a stuck fermentation, but took a gravity reading after 7 days and found it had gone from 1.052 down to 1.016, so the lack of krausen was maybe due to my low ferm temp of 62-64F.
March 6, 2017