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WLP838 Southern German Lager - White Labs Yeast
WLP838
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Description

Characterized by a malty finish and balanced aroma. It is a strong fermenter, produces slight sulfur, and low diacetyl. It can produce some fantastically complex, malty beers but it is a little bit more unpredictable than WLP830.

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: 68-76%
Flocculation: Medium to High
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 50-55F
Wyeast Equivalent: 2308 German Lager



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

Item # WLP838
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.14LBS
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to go with the lager kit i bought
John B on May 18, 2018
to go with the lager kit i bought
John B on May 18, 2018
For a Vienna Lager kit. I heard that you should double your pitch with lagers and I only had one
Dan T. on Apr 6, 2018
For a Vienna Lager kit. I heard that you should double your pitch with lagers and I only had one
Dan T. on Apr 6, 2018
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behold the malt
Really brings out the malt flavors in my Helles. Very clean yeast, no diacetyl with a 2 day rest, very clear. Will be using again.
April 15, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
This is my go to lager yeast. I use it in my Munich helles and Vienna lager recipes. 2 day diacetyl rest two gravity points from fg and then your good. Ferments well at 51 degrees. I lager for 30 days and have not been disappointed in any of the beers I have made. Love the Southern German lager.
February 8, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
great authentic character
Makes a mean Oktoberfest/Marzen
May 6, 2015
Nice red lager
Good beer... almost done lagering but tastes great already!
May 14, 2013
What can you say? It's from White Labs...
White Labs is my go to yeast supplier. Given that I live in MA, I highly recommend getting a cold pack and making a starter once if you live outside of CA.
May 1, 2013