WLP830 German Lager - White Labs Yeast

WLP830 German Lager - White Labs Yeast

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One of the most widely used Lager yeasts in the world. Very malty and clean, great for all German Lagers, Pilsners and Marzens.

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: 74-79%
Flocculation: Medium
Fermentation Temp: 50-55
Wyeast Equivalent: 2124 Bohemian Lager

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

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 # WLP830
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Good German Lager yeast
Valued C on Nov 29, 2022
Making Fest Beer
Christopher O on Jul 20, 2022
Good German Lager yeast
Valued C on Nov 29, 2022
Making Oktoberfest
Amanda V on Jul 30, 2022
Making Fest Beer
Christopher O on Jul 20, 2022
I've had great success with White Labs before
Grant K on Mar 23, 2022
Richard S on Feb 28, 2022
Best yeast
JAMES V on Feb 25, 2022
The yeast for beer I am making
Damon S on Feb 24, 2022
DAVE L on Feb 15, 2022
JAMES V on Nov 17, 2021
James E W on Nov 13, 2021
to brew
Robert S on Nov 1, 2021
great yeast
Toby Gillespie on Oct 26, 2021
David S on Oct 19, 2021
Richard S on Aug 5, 2021
Mallie on Jul 6, 2021
Jeff R on Jun 25, 2021
Recommended for the Dopplebock I'm brewing
James G on Jun 22, 2021
Because it's the best lager yeast.
Brian C on Jun 15, 2021
Used before
Jeremy L on Apr 23, 2021
Cause this yeast is awesome
Brock Selleck on Apr 9, 2021
It was recommended
Richard S on Feb 23, 2021
Used before
Jeff L on Feb 23, 2021
I like it.
Alberto P. on Feb 16, 2021
Clean, crisp, dry. White labs is ideal for lager yeast due to some of the highest cell counts in the industry. Big fan of White Labs!
Adam T on Feb 4, 2021
making a german pilsner
Matt H on Dec 24, 2020
Previously used
Jonathan G on Dec 22, 2020
It’s what is used to make Stella
Christopher V on Dec 9, 2020
Should Go well with the beer
Craig on Dec 1, 2020
Int. dark lager
wells j on Nov 24, 2020
Stella Clone
JERRY M on Oct 20, 2020
to make the bock kit
matt y on Sep 12, 2020
Proper yeast for a true German lager
Larry Z on Jul 22, 2020
Pete T on Jul 3, 2020
Nice clean fermentation
MICHAEL T on May 17, 2020
I love the malty aftertaste of this yeast
kennard dorff on Apr 23, 2020
NZ pilsner
janet w on Apr 13, 2020
Recommended in research
John H on Mar 24, 2020
Dramont W on Mar 17, 2020
fermenting a Kettle sour
Demetrios M. on Mar 10, 2020
christopher mortin on Mar 7, 2020
Adding it to our frozen yeast library
James McLaughlin on Feb 29, 2020
Using this for my first Dortmunder
Daniel Barnick on Oct 22, 2019
going to use this and an ale yeast to make birthday beer
Tim C on Aug 31, 2019
Patrick B M on Aug 28, 2019
Iain I on Aug 28, 2019
white labs is the best option to ferment
Christian C on Jun 18, 2019
Trust the brand, and the morebeer suggestion
Nicholas E on May 4, 2019
For helles
Forrest S on May 1, 2019
Because it isn't included in the recipe kit I purchased
Darrell D on Feb 12, 2019
Making a German Pilsner
Matt H on Feb 11, 2019
Making Oktoberfest
Amanda V on Jul 30, 2022
I've had great success with White Labs before
Grant K on Mar 23, 2022
When making a starter for this, do I make it at room temp like an ale starter or do I need to run it as a Lager?
Roy Reagan on Aug 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I've always made my lager starters at room temp and I havent noticed any off flavors. There's a really good description on the BYO webpage by mr. wizzard on why you can make a lager starter at room temp. I live in the southeast where it's really hard to chill wort using a standard coil wort chiller lower than about 85F. I've either a) just pitched the lager starter at that temp, and then placed the whole fermenter into my fridge chamber for lagering at 50-52, or I've placed the 85F wort into a really cold fridge, came back 4-5hrs later and dialed the temp back to 52F, aerated, and pitched yeast then. The second method seemed to work a bit better, but nothing crazy different. In short, making the starter at room temp is fine, pitching at the right temp and fermenting there is more important.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Can't go wrong with this yeast
I've made the following styles of beer with this yeast all with great results- Oktoberfest, Pilsner, and Festbier which came out exceptionally well.
May 11, 2022
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Yeast...
Love the easiness of prepping for yeast starters and has great flavor profile for beer.
September 27, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best lager yeast I've used to this date! Cleared up beautiful after cold crash and lagering. No ester production. Used to make a Munich dunkel and had expected attenuation and produced one of the best lagers I have produced to this date!
September 12, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
WLP 830 review
Not my go to yeast for German lagers (that goes to WLP 833), but this is the strong second choice. A very reliable, consistent work horse that turns out some tasty lagers. With a decent pitch, servo cap and plenty of oxygen, this beer fermented from 1.065 to 1.019 in about a week at 50F. Not bad!
March 23, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
1st time using
so far so good made a 3L starter. have had great luck with Whitelabs yeast so far.
May 3, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My 4th lager. Going well
Made a 1 liter yeast starter and fermenting at 51 degrees. Next time I will do a 2 liter starter. Looking forward to trying this in a month or so after lagering. WLP830 working like a champ.
March 3, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Used to make a nice Vienna
Made a big starter with DME and pitched the entire thing into the fermenter as it began to slow down and settle into a cake. Fermented strong for two weeks at 55 then let it rise on its own to room temp over the course of another week. Bottled with corn sugar and left for two weeks at room temp then into fridge. I have been testing them weekly and they just keep getting better as they age. Clean yeast, no off flavors of any kind. Quick fermenter. Very pleased with this yeast.
Date on yeast was 8/31/18, pitched into starter on stir plate on 11/6/18 and had good activity!
Date on yeast was 8/31/18, pitched into starter on stir plate on 11/6/18 and had good activity!
January 4, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Quality packaging, arrived quickly. Highly recommend purchasing the ice packs for shipping.
April 2, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Lager lager lager
Used a few times for traditional lagers, seems to work well.
I pitch at 47 and let it free rise to 50
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
This is my German Lager yeast
What I have always used for lagers.
May 22, 2015