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WLP800 Pilsner Lager - White Labs Yeast
WLP800
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Description

A classic pilsner strain from the Czech Republics premier pilsner producer. Relatively dry with a malty finish, this yeast is best suited for European pilsner production.

  • Optimum Fermentation Temp: 50–55°F
  • Attenuation: 72–77%
  • Flocculation: Medium to High
  • Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5–10%)
  • Cell Count: 100+ Billion

Brewing Tip: We Recommend you make a yeast starter for all lagers. Because of the cold environment you will need about 4 times as much yeast to successfully ferment a lager. If you don't have a yeast starter pitch 2-4 vials at 60-70°F and cool to 48-52°F within 12-18 hours. To ferment lagers like the German's and Czech's make an active starter of 2000ml per 5 gallons. Pitch at 45-48°F and let it naturally rise to 48-52°F. Hold your fermentation at 48-52°F for 4-6 weeks in the primary. A diacetyl rest is recommended after the last week of fermentation. Raise to 55-58F for 3-5days and crash to 40F. It is normal if lager fermentation takes 3-4 days to show any sign of krausen after pitching yeast.

Wyeast Equivalent: Czech Pils – WY2278
 
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 # WLP800
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14LBS
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Bohemian Pilsner
This is my first pils. I usually make a starter but ran out of time and didn’t read that you have to pitch more yeast if starting cold. I pitched around 50° put it in the keezer at 48° and waited 24 hours. Nothing happened so I went online and saw I probably needed more yeast. I pulled the carboy out of the keezer and let it sit at room temp, around 55° while I was at work. When I came home it had taken off so I put it back in at 48° and it is going strong. It’s been about 10 days and still going so I can’t comment on how it finishes but it worked great starting with just one vile.
Working at 48°
Working at 48°
January 12, 2018
Looks good
Slow to krausen, even with a starter. Everything looks and smells right so far.
May 27, 2015
Clean!
Very clean and neutral yeast. Delicious!
May 14, 2015
proven quality
I just love White Labs yest. It's ease of use and quality are unsurpassed.
May 9, 2014
The only lager yeast I use
I've used this yeast for my Czech style lager and it had a quick start and finish. Very clean yeast that emphasized the hops and malt. I will be using this yeast again!
May 10, 2013
Great Pilsner Lager Yeast
I have used this every winter for several years to make pilsner lagers. If you take your time, you get a great result. I used this yeast for 35 gallons of pilsner lager this past year, obtaining a very close clone to Pilsner Urquell. Love it, this makes me look forward to winter's approach.
May 6, 2013
Great pilsner yeast
No surprises here...White Labs delivers again with an excellent lager yeast. Like all lagers, it does take its time with fermentation, so just be patient. :)
May 1, 2013