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.

Item # WLP029
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14LBS
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I can't get this at my LHBS
Rick A on Feb 13, 2019
steve P on Jan 23, 2019
I can't get this at my LHBS
Rick A on Feb 13, 2019
I like this just a little better then WY of the same strain
Donald Palmer on Feb 2, 2019
steve P on Jan 23, 2019
Prefer liquid yeast to dry.
Stephen T on Jan 16, 2019
Part of my award winning recipe
Gary Zath on Jan 16, 2019
David B on Jan 4, 2019
Recommended with Kit.
Garrett C on Jan 4, 2019
To go with Kolsch kit
Jack A on Nov 17, 2018
Neither Imperial Organic Dieter nor Kaiser were available.
Ronald W on Oct 17, 2018
Trying something new
Todd M on Sep 15, 2018
Great reviews. Excited to make a Kolsch!
Nickolas Van Beek on Aug 10, 2018
I like a good Kolsch beer
Scott B on Aug 9, 2018
It is German
William E on Jul 30, 2018
new brew
Nathan W on Jul 20, 2018
I like WLP yeast, and this fits the style of beer im brewing
Matthew B on Jun 14, 2018
Goes great with pilsner malt basr
Thomas W on May 24, 2018
It worked well before
James H on May 1, 2018
SCOTT ALAN S on Apr 30, 2018
WLP029 seemed to work great for me
Clinton L on Mar 20, 2018
To make a German beer
Valued C on Mar 1, 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
I like this just a little better then WY of the same strain
Donald Palmer on Feb 2, 2019
Prefer liquid yeast to dry.
Stephen T on Jan 16, 2019

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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
5 months ago
Love it!
This yeast has earned me 5 gold medals at the Kona Brewing Contest in Kona Hawaii!
August 5, 2018
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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August 14, 2018
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July 26, 2018
1 year ago
Though my wlp029 is not finished I changed out the trub jar on my Catalyst seems to be doing great. I would recommend WLP029 yeast for brewing. Kolsch. Thank you more beer.
March 13, 2018
1 year ago
Good for more than just Kolsch
I have used this yeast for brewing Kolsch, Altbier, and more recently for American Wheat. Have been happy with all of these. Performs well in my basement at a temperature range of 58°-64°F
March 5, 2018
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
January 24, 2018
1 year 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