WLP002 English Ale - White Labs Yeast

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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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Sounded good for cider.
Chris E on Oct 14, 2021
Johnny Stamey on May 6, 2021
Sounded good for cider.
Chris E on Oct 14, 2021
Recommended by More Beer
Don K on Sep 2, 2021
Johnny Stamey on May 6, 2021
I like white labs
Valued C on May 1, 2021
Scott H on Apr 3, 2021
makes a good mix with
JAMES K on Apr 1, 2021
Recommended option
Philip G on Mar 19, 2021
The joy of home brewing good life pale ale recipe
Dave P on Mar 18, 2021
Nice profile for my ESB
Eric O on Feb 9, 2021
I feel the liquid yeast has an even/ better kick off
CARL B on Jan 14, 2021
For someone else
Abe F on Dec 18, 2020
Recommended by Modern Cider book
jack on Dec 10, 2020
Recipe style 11b
Andrew M on Nov 20, 2020
I like liquid yeast so that I can creat a starter.
David R on Nov 12, 2020
Alan P on Oct 29, 2020
celine d on Oct 20, 2020
Your first pick
Dennis Hannaford on Oct 8, 2020
i like the white labs products
Jeffrey S on Oct 1, 2020
Heard good things about this yeast.
Rande Ross on Sep 26, 2020
B/c it was suggested by the original brewer. I want to know their recommendations so I can recreate their vision.
John W on Sep 24, 2020
Great for west coast style IPA. Fruity and leaves plenty of body.
Michael C on Sep 22, 2020
It was suggested
Ron A D on Sep 17, 2020
Yeast for Beer
John D F on Sep 1, 2020
Whitelabs yeast is the best yeast
Ryland Matthews on Aug 18, 2020
you had this yeast in stock, midwest did not
Michael S on Jun 16, 2020
Anthony M on Jun 13, 2020
I've used before with stouts and it makes a smooth flavor
CJ on Jun 11, 2020
Sean T on Jun 10, 2020
Was recommended for the kit.
Dan C on Jun 2, 2020
recommended for kit
Greg P on May 27, 2020
I read an article that said this will make beer bitter making it a perfect gift.
Tyler Orin M on May 20, 2020
Robert B on May 18, 2020
White labs never fail me
Bob on May 9, 2020
White labs make good yeasts!
George K on May 9, 2020
White LAbs has always worked best for me
Thomas H on May 4, 2020
It makes go crazy!
Austin E on May 1, 2020
New Brew Project
David B on May 1, 2020
Need for my sweet start, and I'm using 2 cuz I aim for this to be an Imperial.
Kenny S on Apr 25, 2020
Brewing an ESB
Christian H on Apr 21, 2020
great quality at great price!
shaun d on Apr 17, 2020
I can count on White Lab's good quality.
Robert C on Apr 1, 2020
002 is a GREAT pale ale yeast... it leaves some body and drops brilliantly clear.
Jim Watts on Apr 1, 2020
Love White Labs
Issac M on Mar 28, 2020
suggested on recipe
Ross B on Mar 26, 2020
For an English Pub Ale
Richard M on Mar 25, 2020
I'm making a Porter, so this is the proper yeast
William E on Mar 20, 2020
Works best with the Chocolate hazelnut porter kit
Sean B on Mar 18, 2020
Recommended yeast
Brian S on Mar 12, 2020
i like
Marco a L on Feb 25, 2020
Past, proven experience and great success
Jason W on Feb 18, 2020
Recommended by More Beer
Don K on Sep 2, 2021
I like white labs
Valued C on May 1, 2021

4.5 / 5.0
36 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
A Good Workhorse
Fantastic yeast. Great for Pale Ales and IPAs. Pairs extremely well with Munich 10, Vienna, Maris Otter, or even just 2 row.
January 5, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for Cider
This and the WLP028 Edinburgh Ale are my go to for Apply Cider. They leave great esters in the final product.
October 29, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good yeast
This yeast was ordered during a colder month and I didn't request an ice pack, so I was nervous when the order took longer than expected, but it showed up to my home still cold and I immediately tossed it in the fridge until a few hours before pitch. It worked very well on my black IPA. I would order again.
May 12, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Always quality
It is always a quality product and produces a very active yeast starter.
January 1, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Yeast did not activate
Yeast did not activate
October 20, 2018
over 3 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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October 22, 2018
Zach R Staff
Rated 3 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago