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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.
 

Item # WLP029
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14LBS
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Great Yeast
Scott B on Feb 10, 2018
Great Kolsch yeast
Duff H. on Jan 31, 2018
Great Yeast
Scott B on Feb 10, 2018
To ferment a gratzer i’m Brewing
Dan P on Feb 5, 2018
Great Kolsch yeast
Duff H. on Jan 31, 2018
to make traditional kolsch
Leonard O on Jan 15, 2018
Traditional choice for Kolsch.
Chris N on Jan 12, 2018
To ferment a gratzer i’m Brewing
Dan P on Feb 5, 2018
to make traditional kolsch
Leonard O on Jan 15, 2018
Reviews

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Love this yeast
I was surprised at how clear the beer was when I racked my first batch to a carboy. After 2 weeks there was hardly any sediment at all. Bottled my second batch straight from the fermenter and beer was crystal clear.
February 16, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
SPECIAL OCTOBERFEST ALE
I BREWEDTHIS ALE FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS-THEY LOVED IT,I USED THE GERMAN KOLCH ALE.IT FERMENTED CLEAN AND SPARKLING I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS KIT GEORGE ORTEGA EL PASO TX
January 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Great Yeast.
Works it's magic. Started fermentation at 58 degrees in my most recent batch and let it rise to 65 over 2 weeks. Very clean and slightly malty. In another batch I fermented at 68-70 for 2 weeks and it turned out very well too. Clears up well with a little extra time in the keg.
January 9, 2017
What a great yeast!
I had made a "California" Kolsch, a nice hoppy kolsch a few times with this yeast. I always make a 2L starter, it usually has less than a day of lag, and ferments down within a couple weeks. I keep the wort in a cool cellar between 66?-68?F which probably makes it take a little longer. Crisp beer, clean flavors even as it warms up a bit. It's perfect for afternoons in the hammock.
May 21, 2015
love this stuff
Absolutely love this stuff for my Kolsches. Gives a great fruity edge to the flavor, can take a little time to clear
May 6, 2015
Good Yeast but slow to start
This produces a good Kolsch but you need to be patient. It's slow to start and slow to finish
May 6, 2015
good for an american wheat
used on an American wheat. great results
May 5, 2015
great kolsch yeast
I dont brew kolschs very often but I was very happy with the cleanliness and flocculance of the yeast.
May 5, 2015
great tasting yeast
works great, tastes great, perfect Kolsch yeast. I like to experiment with this yeast with other types of beer and it has given me great results.
May 28, 2014
Very clean and clears fast!!
Kolsch is one of my favorite styles and this yeast is a staple in my home. Super clean, super flocculant.

Works wonders and will make you super happy!
May 3, 2014