WLP800 Pilsner Lager - White Labs Yeast

WLP800 Pilsner Lager - White Labs Yeast

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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.
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 # WLP800
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Kit doesn't include and was recommended
Paige B on Nov 14, 2022
For a Pilsner
Steven J on Oct 21, 2022
Kit doesn't include and was recommended
Paige B on Nov 14, 2022
Same as above
Robert C on Oct 27, 2022
For a Pilsner
Steven J on Oct 21, 2022
to make lager
Christopher W on Aug 9, 2022
Like Geddy Lee, WLP800 has the voice of an angel.
William S on Jul 12, 2022
Used previously.
James W on May 11, 2022
It's the g.o.a.t.
D on Jan 25, 2022
Vincent K on Jul 1, 2021
Used before with great success
Valued C on Jun 5, 2021
Recommended by clone recipe guide. Liquid form makes pitching a breeze
Paul Loney on Mar 12, 2021
Need it for Japanese lager
Paul H on Mar 9, 2021
Great for Czech Pilsner
Robert R G on Jan 6, 2021
give it a try
Michael C on Dec 3, 2020
Used it before
Alan C on Dec 2, 2020
good pilsner yeast
Vitaliy K on Dec 1, 2020
you are out of the other yeast
Paulino T on Nov 21, 2020
German efficiency
William S on Nov 21, 2020
Cold Fermentation
ROBERT E on Oct 10, 2020
used WL before
Donald S on Aug 11, 2020
have used before
charles s on Jul 22, 2020
Trying out new yeast.
Joaquin C on Jul 3, 2020
Making a Pilsner
Bradly J on Apr 17, 2020
It doesnt come with the kit.
Nolan B on Mar 6, 2020
previous experience
MARK A S on Feb 27, 2020
recommended for batch after next
Danny S on Feb 26, 2020
I've been using this to brew German Pilsners for years
Barry L on Feb 12, 2020
what was recommended
Gary W on Feb 4, 2020
didnt know any better
rich edson on Feb 1, 2020
Andrew K on Jan 8, 2020
Need to make a strrter for an Imperial Pilsner
Stephen M. J on Nov 14, 2019
I'm looking to do a Czech Pilsner for a brewing class I'm taking at SLU!
Justin Y on Nov 1, 2019
Excellent yeast strain for all bohemian lagers
Jorge Luis C on Sep 28, 2019
I am going to make a pilsner
Valued C on Jul 2, 2019
best option to ferment
Christian C on Jun 18, 2019
This yeast has worked well in past pilsner brews
Kenneth M on Jun 17, 2019
RHETT W on Jun 1, 2019
Makes a Clean crisp lager
David L on May 10, 2019
previous experience
MARK A S on Apr 3, 2019
Making light lager
jim wells on Mar 30, 2019
Hard to find - part of a recipe - Northern Brewer (my LHBS) didn't have
Michael P on Mar 14, 2019
Hector Adame on Mar 7, 2019
Yup...Pilsners rule
Justin W. S on Feb 6, 2019
I like white labs
Walter j on Jan 15, 2019
This is a reliable Lager Yeast that ferments dry
Dennis on Dec 10, 2018
bring out the hops
Phillip F on Nov 17, 2018
Good yeast for a Bohemian Pilsner.
HB S on Jul 13, 2018
Tried and true
Chris P on Mar 16, 2018
Same as above
Robert C on Oct 27, 2022
to make lager
Christopher W on Aug 9, 2022

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
A Clean, Reliable Variety
I had tried another White Labs yeast, and was well into the primary fermentation, when I realized that the attenuation was too low for my taste. So, once the batch was in secondary, I pitched a starter of this one, and fermentation started back up, continuing for a week. Glad I added this higher-attenuating variety. Won't know the final taste for a few months, but I'm thinking good thoughts.
August 13, 2022
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
WLP 800 Pilsner Yeast
Great yeast for a Czech pilsner. Clean and can pressure ferment.
February 14, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Czech Pils
I have used this yeast several times with great results. Ferments clean and dry.
December 25, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Too soon to tell
My pilsner is still in the fermenter. Every sample I've taken looks good, I'm expecting good results, White Labs has never let me down!
February 22, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 4 out of 5
Looks good
Slow to krausen, even with a starter. Everything looks and smells right so far.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Very clean and neutral yeast. Delicious!
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
proven quality
I just love White Labs yest. It's ease of use and quality are unsurpassed.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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