WLP029 German Kolsch - White Labs Yeast

WLP029 German Kolsch - White Labs Yeast

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WLP029 German Kolsch yeast comes from a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, and works great in Kolsch and Alt style beers. Good for light beers like blond ale and american wheat. The slight sulfur produced during fermentation will disappear with age and leave a super clean, lager like ale. We have fermented this yeast at 58F and had great success. If you ferment this strain in the high fifties we recommend you make a yeast starter. The cooler ferment produced less esters (fruit character) and made a really clean kolsch almost tasted like a standard american lager. Ferment for 10-14 days in the primary.

Attenuation: 72-78%
Flocculation: Medium
Fermentation Temp: 65-69
Wyeast Equivalent: 2565 Kolsch

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 # WLP029
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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always had good luck with this yeast
steve P on Dec 27, 2022
Like liquid yeast
Alice Andrus on Dec 3, 2022
always had good luck with this yeast
steve P on Dec 27, 2022
Beer likes yeast
Matt W on Dec 23, 2022
Like liquid yeast
Alice Andrus on Dec 3, 2022
to ferment the wart
Charlie J on Sep 21, 2022
I am making a Kolsch beer
Denise R on Aug 19, 2022
My go to for Kolsch
PAUL ALDRICH on Jul 9, 2022
This yeast make the best Kolsch beer
DON H. on May 7, 2022
Superior reduced ester yeast profile
Jon Koerber on Apr 6, 2022
Name I trust
Peter G on Mar 31, 2022
Great yeast
Randol S on Mar 16, 2022
Great product
Don Murphy on Mar 8, 2022
came with the Eskimo Amber
Fred S on Mar 2, 2022
Maciej B on Feb 18, 2022
Amber Bock
David G on Feb 1, 2022
i find that liquid yeast works better
George Z on Jan 22, 2022
It goes with #5
James B on Dec 17, 2021
Friend recommend
Robert B on Sep 21, 2021
always use white labs
Harry L on Sep 2, 2021
Dave L on Jul 7, 2021
Was very good in a Blonde Ale recipe
Thomas Carter on Jun 26, 2021
I use it to make my kosch
Ralph M on Feb 23, 2021
Purchased before & enjoyed.
Dominick G on Feb 22, 2021
My go-to for more than just Kolsch
John c on Jan 15, 2021
need it
Donald L on Jan 11, 2021
a must for this style to bring brightness and clean taste
Dave W on Nov 3, 2020
fits the kit
David H on Oct 20, 2020
so good
Paul P on Sep 29, 2020
used before
Karla S on Sep 10, 2020
Pls envelope with the ice
ALEXIS D I on Sep 9, 2020
Blonde ale
Chad L on Sep 8, 2020
Best yeast
Josh C P on Jul 22, 2020
This yeast is essential for a kölsch and I also use it for a CTZ pale ale that I love.
andrew T piegnet on Jul 16, 2020
because you told me too
Nik D on Jul 9, 2020
for Kolsch
Mark E L on Jun 27, 2020
For my Kolsch brew
Daniel A on Jun 17, 2020
I like to use this in my Cream Ales
Scott L on Jun 4, 2020
recommended for kit
Greg P on May 27, 2020
by far the best kolsch yeast
Adam B on May 20, 2020
to make ale
Tom W on May 15, 2020
you suggested it
Kyle Lane on May 14, 2020
for my kolsch ale
John V on May 13, 2020
I like packaging
Donald S on May 9, 2020
Love it. Clean and clear with time.
Mark S P on Apr 30, 2020
nice for kolsch and Cream ale beers
William C on Apr 29, 2020
Whaite Labs has always worked for me.
Lee Rossavick on Apr 27, 2020
Familiarity with white labs
Aaron Juhnke on Apr 15, 2020
Kenneth G on Apr 7, 2020
Kolsch recipe, can't get into the store
Emily H on Mar 17, 2020
I want to make beer.
Terrell H on Mar 14, 2020
Works great each time.
Dave W on Jan 9, 2020
Beer likes yeast
Matt W on Dec 23, 2022
to ferment the wart
Charlie J on Sep 21, 2022

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
better than expected
June 6, 2022
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome yeast finishes out clear
November 28, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Worked well and tasted great
I've just started to use White Labs yeasts after 30+ 5 gallon batches of using Dry yeast. And so far I've really enjoyed them. The cost is a bit higher than dry but i like having a new option to tweak my recipes taste. We'll see how they transport when summer comes along! As with COVID shipment delays, I've been using ice and so far so good!
February 17, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
One of my favorites. Always clean. Time is your friend. Will clean up all sulfur smell by product by week 2-3. Many times unnoticeable before then even. Makes great clean lager like beer.
May 28, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
pitched it directly and worked great
May 3, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Produces a bright Kolsch
my favorite Kolsch yeast ! Try your best to stick with recommended temperatures and you'll find it works evenly and long. It ferments similar to lager yeast rather than the ale yeast it is.
May 17, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect yeast for summer Kolsch season.
I’ve been using this yeast for years. Always a clean ferment. Generally pitch / ferment at 57F, bump to 59F after 50% and allow to rise to 65F for the last 10%. Drop to 40F over 5 days. Only yeast I use for Kolsch.
May 16, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great, crisp, clean Koslch
I fermented 20 gallons of Kolsch, and it turned out amazing after 13 days. Very pilsner-like crispness, with a lovely sulfur note to drive the crispness home. No detectable esters produced. I did another batch at 58, and it turned out cleaner, but not as good as when it was fermented at 63.
October 27, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!
This yeast has earned me 5 gold medals at the Kona Brewing Contest in Kona Hawaii!
August 5, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Viable Yeast
We all know that we make wort and yeast make beer. That's why it's so important to have a source of fresh viable yeast. Fresh ingredients make better beer. I've traditionally purchased from Morebeer under the assumption that because of their sales volume, the ingredients turn over more quickly and therefor will be fresher. Unfortunately, the yeast in my past few orders has been 3 months old or older (at a premium price). I've raised this concern with them, but nothing seems to have changed. I can (and will) get fresher yeast at my local shop and avoid the additional cost of ice packs and mailers.
August 4, 2018
over 4 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
August 14, 2018
Zach R Staff