WLP028 Edinburgh - White Labs Yeast

WLP028 Edinburgh - White Labs Yeast

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This yeast is all about the malt! It is the choice for fermenting Scottish-style ales that are low in fruity esters and really big on malt flavor. Produces a slight smokiness. It's also good in rich, dark ales, like Oatmeal Stout. We have also had some customers make some good Barleywines with this strain. Does not ferment well under 62F.

Attenuation: 70-75%
Flocculation: Medium
Fermentation Temp: 65-70
Wyeast Equivalent: 1728 Scottish

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 # WLP028
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Good yeast baby
randall b on Dec 23, 2022
Specific yeast for a recipe
Jeff B on Dec 30, 2021
Good yeast baby
randall b on Dec 23, 2022
Wee heavy
Mike L on Jun 13, 2022
Specific yeast for a recipe
Jeff B on Dec 30, 2021
I like this liquid yeast wit this beer.
John Teasley on Dec 23, 2021
Authentic Scottish ale taste and feel
John E on Apr 7, 2021
best scottish ale yeast. so malty and rich.
amos r on Feb 20, 2021
Honey Crisp Cider
Jeffrey E on Jan 19, 2021
ferment scottish ale
Stuart M on Oct 14, 2020
Was suggested
John D on Oct 5, 2020
Brewing scottish ale
Dale E on Jun 16, 2020
Becausea Scotch Ale + Edinburgh, what's not to like?
Daniel I on May 21, 2020
Scottish Ale
Emily H on Apr 30, 2020
Should be a standard option with the 60 Shilling Scottish, but isn't for some reason.
joseph k on Mar 20, 2020
single malt
Ryan P on Feb 21, 2020
Brewing Wee Heavy
Dale Z on Jan 16, 2020
Scottish ale
Forrest S on Jan 13, 2020
for brewing a stout
Edward S on Dec 18, 2019
brewing a wee heavy
NHSUBVET on Nov 25, 2019
i'm making a wee heavy that will take gold at the national homebrew competition this year
Chad S on Nov 19, 2019
I like this yeast and White Labs preparations are superior.
Edward Mella on Jun 17, 2019
recommended and brand loyalty
Thomas C on Apr 12, 2019
Secret yeast for my Honey Pale Ale
David P on Mar 24, 2019
Need to make a Wee Heavy
Scott Tower on Mar 7, 2019
this yeast produces a great wee heavy
Paul R on Jan 29, 2019
Velvet Hammer clone
Nathan H on Dec 15, 2018
For a Scottish Export medal winner clone
Michael O on Nov 30, 2018
Recipe called for it.
Daniel on Oct 31, 2018
I love this yeast
David H on Aug 17, 2018
Can't do Scottish without Scottish yeastys
Darrell D on Aug 2, 2018
Old Favorite - need warmer tem yeast fr ambient summer temps
Andrew D Pohlman on Jul 11, 2018
I want that Scottish ale profile when I brew my Scotstoberfest.
robert Fairlie on May 18, 2018
making a scotch ale
Larry B on Feb 14, 2018
People raved on this
Dave Vaughn on Jan 29, 2018
Wee heavy
Mike L on Jun 13, 2022
I like this liquid yeast wit this beer.
John Teasley on Dec 23, 2021
I just purchased the scotch ale kit and a pack of wlp028 yeast should I use more yeast? Some have mentioned slow yeast activity and with the high OG, just trying to head off any issues. New to this and excited for this awesome ale....
Dave Vaughn on Feb 8, 2018
WLP028 Edinburgh - White Labs Yeast
WLP028 Edinburgh - White Labs Yeast
Scotch Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
Scotch Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
BEST ANSWER: Generally, when the beer is expected to be at or over 6% ABV, it's best to use at least 2 packets of yeast or make a yeast starter.

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
The yeast is "at work" now. Room temp is 66, the bubble rate is steady. So far, it is what I hoped for.
December 8, 2022
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked well
Fermentation went well using this yeast
September 25, 2022
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
Great yeast, correct flavor profile, and great performer.
September 5, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I like this yeast for strong scotch ale, nice malt backbone.
April 10, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
White Labs 028 Yeast
Recently I was about ready to brew another batch of beer. I had not done so since Feb., and it has been painfully clear since then, things have changed, the Pandemic being the biggest one.
My local brew shop said that they were out of WPL028 due to having to discard expired yeast. They thought it would be at least unit October for restocking. So I tried online at MoreBeer. The order initially went through, but then I received an email stating that it was not available. The agent asked how I wanted to proceed, and I replied to just let the order remain in process.
Thinking it would be until at least until the end of Oct. before it was restocked, I decided to just wait. Less than two weeks later, I received an email from MoreBeer that it was going to ship in two days, which it did.

Kudos to MoreBeer for operating in a very challenging environment, the Pandemic. Yeast has arrived and I will be brewing in the next few days.
October 17, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great high-gravity yeast!
This stuff withstood a high gravity brew (scotch ale) that I kept throwing in sugar additions to for 2 weeks. . . theoretical gravity was around 17% and it worked right to the end! (NOTE: I did create a massive starter with it also)
October 14, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for Strong European Ales
Good flocculation, excellent alcohol tolerance. Perfect for 18th Century porters, high octane Scottish ales, Russian Imperial Stout or other milk stouts. This yeast also performs very well in the ambient temperatures of the SF Bay Area.
September 8, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Always a good experience dealing with MoreBeer!!
April 15, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Nice yeast
Activated well, strong fermentation. Good flavor, to type.
November 17, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excelent pitchable yeast
May 23, 2019
over 4 years ago