WLP720 Sweet Mead - White Labs Yeast

WLP720 Sweet Mead - White Labs Yeast

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WLP720 mead yeast is a good choice for sweet mead and cider, as well as Blush wines, Gewurztraminer, Sauternes, Riesling. Slightly fruity and will tolerate alcohol concentrations up to 15%. Less attenuative than WLP715, leaving some residual sweetness.

  • Optimum Fermentation Temp: 70–75°F
  • Flocculation: Low
  • Alcohol Tolerance: Very High (10–15%)
  • Cell Count: 100+ Billion
Please Note: For best results we Always recommend ordering an Ice Pack with your liquid yeast. Ice Packs can be found below in the "You might Also Need" section.
Item # WLP720
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Weight 0.14LBS
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Michael A on May 27, 2019
Brewing Mead
Chad & Alicia B on Mar 5, 2019
Used before
Michael A on May 27, 2019
She likes sack meads.
Christopher H on May 7, 2019
Brewing Mead
Chad & Alicia B on Mar 5, 2019
Trying this Yeast to Compare to the white Labs Champagne Yeast
Michael A on Jan 31, 2019
Good yeast for mead.
Toni A on Dec 15, 2018
Trying a new mead recipe.
Valued C on Nov 17, 2018
Cider Yeast is too dry, this one is just right for cider
Lukasz K C on Sep 27, 2018
Better than Wyeast Sweet mead yeast it tolerates higher alcohol contents which I am shooting for in my sweet mead!
CBR rider on Aug 9, 2018
To make Mead
BJ B on Aug 7, 2018
It is what I always use to make Mead
Sheri L on Jul 19, 2018
Makes great sweet mead.
Derek A J on May 22, 2018
I want to create sweet mead that is a balance between dry and cloyingly sweet
Mathias V on Mar 7, 2018
She likes sack meads.
Christopher H on May 7, 2019
Trying this Yeast to Compare to the white Labs Champagne Yeast
Michael A on Jan 31, 2019
Hi all! Does anyone know how many gallons one package of this yeast makes? I am making 5 gallons of Mead! Thanks so much!
Pamela Kirstine on Nov 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Pamela - Typically these sachets are designed for 5 gallon batches, however a yeast starter would be recommended due to the high potential of alcohol in mead.

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A Bit Slow to Ferment
For this batch I used a starter 1 litre starter to get the yeast active. However after 6 days I saw only 23% attenuation. This caused me to delay the addition of additional sugars in the form of macerated cherries. In the past I have used a packet of Lalvin D-47, created a yeast starter and saw 33% attenuation at 6 days.
The White Labs liquid yeast were less active (and more expensive) than the Lalvin dried yeast. :-(
August 20, 2018
1 year ago
Great Yeast
I love white labs, every yeast they make is great including this one.
March 4, 2018
1 year ago
best I found
I make a lot of mead and so far after trying many yeast over the years this is the best one so far. I have never had a problem with this yeast perfect product everyone even when I used low quality water.
October 10, 2017
Not quite sure
I used this with a mead kit and my end result was bitter and almost non drinkable. As that was my only attempt at Mead it was likely my own inexperience that caused the problem.
May 8, 2015
Great success
I bought this as a present for a family member who makes many different fruit wines and sake, but had never made mead. I sent honey from our hives and he made the mead based on the recipe that came with the yeast. It was so good we served it at our wedding and he's gotten requests to make more for another relative's wedding next summer.
December 17, 2014
Great Success
This was my first attempt with a straight up honey mead. The experience was amazing. I used 14 lbs of honey and the yeast was so active, I had to add nutrients after day 4 (we visit our mead often ... usually twice a day to re-suspend yeast and release built up gases). We max'd out the alcohol level with no activity after 11 days; I didn't have to use any potassium metabisulphite which is great as my body has a slight allergy to them. We back sweetened to taste and have been having been enjoying it since day 21.
May 1, 2014