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.
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 # WLP720
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Starter for Meads
Joseph H on Mar 2, 2023
Sweet mead
William A on Nov 11, 2022
Starter for Meads
Joseph H on Mar 2, 2023
its awesome for belgian beer
Matthew H on Feb 9, 2023
Sweet mead
William A on Nov 11, 2022
My friend said this made great hard cider.
John F on Oct 11, 2022
I love the sweetness whem making a spiked cider
Joseph R on Oct 8, 2022
To make Mead
Gregory Z on Sep 5, 2022
to make more sweet mead.
Valued C on Jun 13, 2022
making mead ?
Cory H on Jun 1, 2022
for a batch of mead
Richard C on Feb 4, 2022
A recipe told me to get it.
Shelly S on Jan 24, 2022
Mead recipe
James E W on Nov 13, 2021
I'm making a 5 gallon batch of mead with a theoretical ABV of 15%. I need a yeast that can survive up until that point that allows the sweetness character to persist
William K on Oct 8, 2021
Making apple pie mead
Brian L on Aug 27, 2021
Recommended for mead and wine.
Mishelle M K on Jul 28, 2021
Sweet mead is delicious
Robert A on Apr 15, 2021
1st try at home brew mead
Robert R on Jan 5, 2021
For sweet mead
ANTHONY E on Jan 5, 2021
Trying something new rather than a ginger bug starter
Gary on Jan 1, 2021
Made a sweet mead a few years ago with this yeast. Age for 3 years.
Glenn M on Dec 8, 2020
Experimenting with mead and thought I would give it a go.
Darryl A on Nov 14, 2020
Have had success with this before
David D on Sep 22, 2020
Have used before. Produced a fantastic mead, even if clarification took forever.
Nathan H on Aug 20, 2020
Because I can't find Wyeast Forbidden Fruit and people say this is a reasonable substitute.
Frank Crow on Jul 11, 2020
I am making strawberry mead!
Derek D on Jun 18, 2020
Cider experiment
Jeffrey L on Jun 11, 2020
Making a sweet mead
John H on Jun 11, 2020
Because it was highly recommended for the type of honey mead that I am making.
Joseph Brady M on Jun 9, 2020
l have bees making honey and want to make some mead....l have the
Robert S on May 19, 2020
I'm making mead and there is no yeast in grocery stores
Sean R on May 17, 2020
making dank mead
Landyn B on Apr 29, 2020
My favorite yeast white labs
Walter L.Doughty on Apr 28, 2020
To make mead
Justin P on Apr 8, 2020
For mead
Jeffery G on Apr 6, 2020
Adding it to our frozen yeast library
James McLaughlin on Feb 29, 2020
Making mead
George B M on Jan 27, 2020
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 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
its awesome for belgian beer
Matthew H on Feb 9, 2023
My friend said this made great hard cider.
John F on Oct 11, 2022
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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Rated 3 out of 5
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
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Yeast
I love white labs, every yeast they make is great including this one.
March 4, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 3 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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