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WLP802 Czech Budejovice - White Labs Yeast
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Description

A Platinum Strain from White Labs that we now make available all year around. This is a famous Pilsner lager strain from the Southern Czech Republic. Produces dry, crisp lagers with low diacetyl production.

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 60-70F and cool to 48-52F 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 45-48F and let it naturally rise to 48-52F. Hold your fermentation at 48-52F 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.

Attenuation: 75-80%
Flocculation: Medium
Fermentation Temperature: 50-55F



This is the favorite pilsner strain of MoreBeer!'s Christopher Graham.

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

Item # WLP802
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14LBS
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Worked wonders on a great Bohemian Pilsner.
Great lager strain with an authentic taste. Follow directions, be patient and lager on.
January 9, 2017
The Read Deal
I tinkered with my bohemian pils recipe for two years. I tried the urquell yeast, the budvar yeast, and other lager yeasts. Finally, I took a Best in Show after using this yeast. It's a winner for a true Bohemian Pils.
December 15, 2014
This is not Budvar, this is Budejovice
I've been working for months (OK, years) on a Pilsner Urquell clone. After finally getting the grain bill right, I focused on the yeast, and this is the one. Yes, Budvar, a Wyeast product, is a great yeast; but if you're looking for a Bohemian Pils, give this one a try. It makes a delicious brew.
December 16, 2013
Budvar
I really like this yeast and have been using it for my lagers going on 2 years now. One of the advantages is that it does attenuate higher than most other lager yeasts. It may be a bit temperamental, but if you treat it right it will treat you right.
May 16, 2013