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WLP002 English Ale Yeast - White Labs Yeast

WLP002 English Ale Yeast - 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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heard good things about white labs
sarah h on Jan 3, 2020
favorite yeast
mike c on Dec 19, 2019
heard good things about white labs
sarah h on Jan 3, 2020
Greg G on Dec 21, 2019
favorite yeast
mike c on Dec 19, 2019
Need this yeast for the oatmeal stout recipe
rideordie007 on Dec 11, 2019
West Coast IPA recipe
Steve T on Dec 3, 2019
Brown Ale
Taylor W on Nov 28, 2019
because I works
Jim Wallace on Nov 22, 2019
Used before - good for English Milds and Bitters
JOHN A HILLIARD J on Nov 21, 2019
Love white labs
Brian W on Nov 12, 2019
paul w on Oct 30, 2019
This is Fuller's house strain. Delicious.
J P on Oct 23, 2019
Great yeast
Mark B on Oct 22, 2019
White Labs is the way
Kevin D on Oct 14, 2019
Other recipe called for it
Adam W on Oct 10, 2019
one of my favorite yeasts. Ferments very quickly and very flocculent
Christopher Taylor on Sep 28, 2019
Looks good
Juan G on Sep 27, 2019
for my old english ale
Brian B on Sep 26, 2019
works well
Thutch on Sep 9, 2019
to ferment beer
Charles E on Sep 5, 2019
goes well with the stout
Julian K on Aug 28, 2019
recommended by the site
Eric C on Aug 28, 2019
Trying something new.
Kevin Keck on Jul 16, 2019
Have always had success with White Labs
Jon V on Jul 9, 2019
Mixing yeasts for new flavors.
Weston R on Jun 12, 2019
Brent on Jun 4, 2019
Oatmeal stout + burton water salts + english ale yeast = sublime beer
Winslow J on May 20, 2019
I have used it before white labs is my preferred Yeast
Charles A on May 16, 2019
Recipe called for it
Christopher M on Apr 4, 2019
Rolled a dice
Valued C on Feb 8, 2019
Well known and reliable
Alfonso Carrillo on Jan 21, 2019
Looking for good floculation and fruity note ferment
Alvin W on Jan 3, 2019
Recommended Yeast
Alan P on Dec 27, 2018
Standard yeast for oatmeal stout
Brian W on Dec 11, 2018
Recommended by a brewer
Paul W on Nov 19, 2018
Brings out malt.
jmm536 on Nov 17, 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
Greg G on Dec 21, 2019
Need this yeast for the oatmeal stout recipe
rideordie007 on Dec 11, 2019

4.5 / 5.0
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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
9 months ago
Always quality
It is always a quality product and produces a very active yeast starter.
January 1, 2019
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
Yeast did not activate
Yeast did not activate
October 20, 2018
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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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
over 2 years 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Great yeast
Great yeast with many applications. High flocculation leaves beer clear without any filtration. Great for IPAs too.
January 31, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great and easy to use
Great for malty and sweet effects. I like my Porter's and stouts this way
January 23, 2018
over 2 years ago