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WLP802 Czech Budejovice - White Labs Yeast
WLP802

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
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.14LBS
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A recipe calls for it
Mary M on Mar 26, 2019
Want to brew an authentic czech pilsen
Richard Schmittdiel on Jan 11, 2019
A recipe calls for it
Mary M on Mar 26, 2019
Beer
Jason M on Feb 18, 2019
Want to brew an authentic czech pilsen
Richard Schmittdiel on Jan 11, 2019
Want a crisp dry lager
Ben P on Dec 19, 2018
For Czech Lager Recipe
Michael J F on Nov 17, 2018
I liked this yeast in my previous batches
Igor V on Oct 25, 2018
suggested
William F on May 17, 2018
Makes the best Czech lagers
Valued C on Mar 24, 2018
love for BoPils
Jonathan B on Mar 16, 2018
WLP802 makes authentic, awesome Czech lagers.
Jim W on Mar 3, 2018
Beer
Jason M on Feb 18, 2019
Want a crisp dry lager
Ben P on Dec 19, 2018
Reviews

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Nice, clean fermentation
Pitched a starter made from 2 packs of WLP802. Fermented well without any misbehavior in my Czech premium lager. I let it go two weeks at temps around 54 degrees. Took a 1.057 wort to 1.015, for an apparent attenuation of 72.7 %. The finished beer came out pretty clear and the gravity sample tasted great. It is now in secondary.
February 22, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
February 25, 2019
Tyler W Staff
I have been using Czech Budejovice for my Bohemian Pils and Vienna lager for many years with great results.
November 26, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
ICE1 Pack Inadequte
ICE1 pack is insufficient to ship overnight in California. Yeast arrived warm and then when used was very weak.
September 7, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
October 1, 2018
Zach R Staff
Budweiser
Best yeast for Czech beers
April 13, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
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