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What Should the Fermentation Profile Look Like?
Normal fermentation will begin 5-15 hours after pitching the yeast. During this "lag phase", yeast become acclimated to their environment and uptake sugars and oxygen they will need for the fermentation.

The first sign of fermentation activity will be a raised airlock. This signals CO2 production.

A fine layer of foam will then form on top of the liquid. Within a few hours the head will get rocky and the airlock will quickly expel CO2.

Fermentation will usually be complete in 5-20 days.

If there is not enough room for foam, the foam may get into the airlock and then blow the airlock off the container! So be careful and allow plenty of headspace, or use a blowoff tube for the first 3 days.

The airlock will bubble very slowly, and the yeast will begin to drop to the bottom of the fermentor.

Check the gravity, if fermentation is complete and yeast is still on top of the beer, either cool the fermentor to force the yeast down or transfer the beer into a different container.

Now the beer is ready to keg or bottle!


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January/February Platinum
WLP022:
Essex Ale:

Flavorful British style yeast.  Drier finish than many British ale yeast.  Produces slightly fruity and bready character.  Good top fermenting yeast strain is well suited for top cropping (collecting).  This yeast is well suited for classic British milds, pale ales, bitters, and stouts.  Does not flocculate as much as WLP002 and WLP005.
Attenuation: 71-76%
Flocculation: Medium to High
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 66-70° F
item #WLP022
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
Not Available For Order

  WLP510:
Belgian Bastone Ale:

A high gravity, Trappist style ale yeast. Produces dry beer with slight acidic finish. More "clean" fermentation character than WLP500 or WLP530. Not as spicy as WLP530 or WLP550. Excellent yeast for high gravity beers, Belgian ales, dubbels and trippels.
Attenuation: 74-80%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 66-72°F
Alcohol Tolerance: High
item #WLP510
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
White Labs liquid yeast - WLP510 Belgian Bastone Ale Yeast (item#WLP510)

WLP815:
Belgian Lager

Clean, crisp European lager yeast with low sulfur production. The strain originates from a very old brewery in West Belgium. Great for European style pilsners, dark lagers, Vienna lager, and American style lagers.
Attenuation: 72-78%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 50 - 55° F
item #WLP815
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
White Labs liquid yeast - WLP815 Belgian Lager Yeast (item#WLP815)

 
March/April Platinum
WLP009:
Australian Ale Yeast:

Produces a clean, malty beer. Pleasant ester character, can be described as "bready". Can ferment successfully, and clean, at higher temperatures. This yeast combines good flocculation with good attenuation.
Attenuation:70-75%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 65-70° F
item #WLP009
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
Not Available For Order

  WLP351:
Bavarian Weizen Yeast

Former Yeast Lab W51 yeast strain, acquired from Dan McConnell. The description originally used by Yeast Lab still fits: "This strain produces a classic German-style wheat beer, with moderately high, spicy, phenolic overtones reminiscent of cloves." 
Attenuation: 73-77%
Flocculation: Low
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 66-70°F
item #WLP351
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
Not Available For Order

WLP860:
Munich Helles Yeast

This yeast helps to produce a malty, but balanced traditional Munich-style lager. Clean and strong fermenter, it's great for a variety of lager styles ranging from Helles to Rauchbier.
Attenuation: 68-72%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 48-52°F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
item #WLP860
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
Not Available For Order

 
May/June Platinum
WLP410:
Belgian Wit Ale II:

Less phenolic than WLP400, and more spicy. Will leave a bit more sweetness, and flocculation is higher than WLP400. Use to produce Belgian Wit, Spiced Ales, Wheat Ales, and Specialty Beers.
Attenuation: 70-75%
Flocculation: Low to Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 67-74° F.
item #WLP410
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
White Labs liquid yeast - WLP410 Belgian Wit Ale II Yeast (item#WLP410)

  WLP644:
Brettanomyces bruxellensis Trois:

This Belgian strain, used traditionally for 100% Brettanomyces fermentations, produces a slightly tart beer with delicate characteristics of mango and pineapple. Can also be used to produce effervescence when bottle-conditioning.
Attenuation: 85%
Flocculation: Low
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 70-85° F.
item #WLP644
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
White Labs liquid yeast - WLP644 Brettanomyces bruxellensis Trois (item#WLP644)

WLP072:
French Ale:

Clean strain that complements malt flavor. Low to moderate esters, when fermentation temperature is below 70F. Moderate plus ester character over 70F. Low diacetyl production. Good yeast strain for Biere de Garde, blond, amber, brown ales, and specialty beers.
Attenuation: 68-75%
Flocculation: Medium High
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 63-73° F.
item #WLP072
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
White Labs liquid yeast - WLP072 French Ale Yeast (item#WLP072)

 
July/August Platinum
WLP540:
Abbey IV Ale Yeast

An authentic Trappist style yeast. Use for Belgian style ales, dubbels, tripples, and specialty beers. Fruit character is medium, in between WLP500 (high) and WLP530 (low).
Attenuation: 74-82%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 66-72°F
item #WLP540
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
White Labs liquid yeast - WLP540 Abbey IV Ale Yeast (item#WLP540)
  WLP585:
Belgian Saison III Yeast

Produces beer with a high fruit ester characteristic, as well as some slight tartness. Finishes slightly malty, which balances out the esters. Also produces low levels of clovey phenolics. Great yeast choice for a summer Saison that is light and easy-drinking.
Attenuation: 70-74%
Flocculation: Low-Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 68-75°F
item #WLP585
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
White Labs liquid yeast - WLP585 Belgian Saison III Yeast (item#WLP585)

WLP006:
Bedford British Ale:

Ferments dry and flocculates very well. Produces a distinctive ester profile. Good choice for most English style ales including bitter, pale ale, porter, and brown ale.
Attenuation: 72-80%
Flocculation: High
Optimum fermentation temperature: 65-70°F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
item #WLP006
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
White Labs liquid yeast - WLP006 Bedford British Ale Yeast (item#WLP006)

 
September/October Platinum
WLP039:
East Midlands Ale Yeast

British style ale yeast with a very dry finish. Medium to low fruit and fusel alcohol production. Good top fermenting yeast strain, is well suited for top cropping (collecting). This yeast is well suited for pale ales, ambers, porters, and stouts. 
Attenuation: 73-82%
Flocculation: Medium to High
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 66-70°F
item #WLP039
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
Not Available For Order

  WLP665:
Flemish Ale Blend Yeast:

Blended culture used to produce the classic beer styles of the West Flanders region of Belgium . A proprietary blend of Saccharomyces yeasts, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus, this culture creates a more complex, dark stone fruit characteristic than WLP 655 Belgian Sour Mix.
Attenuation: 80-85%
Flocculation: Low - Medium.
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 68-80° F
item #WLP665

the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
White Labs liquid yeast - WLP665 Flemish Ale Blend Yeast (item#WLP665)
WLP885:
Zurich Lager:

Swiss style lager yeast. With proper care, this yeast can be used to produce lager beer over 11% ABV. Sulfur and diacetyl production is minimal. Original culture provided to White Labs by Marc Sedam.
Attenuation: 70-80%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 50-55° F.
item #WLP885
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
Not Available For Order

 
November/December Platinum
WLP515:
Antwerp Ale Yeast

Clean, almost lager like Belgian type ale yeast. Good for Belgian type pales ales and amber ales, or with blends to combine with other Belgian type yeast strains. Biscuity, ale like aroma present. Hop flavors and bitterness are accentuated. Slight sulfur will be produced during fermentation, which can give the yeast a lager like flavor profile.
Attenuation: 73-80%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 67-70° F
item #WLP515
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
Not Available For Order

  WLP920:
Old Bavarian Lager Yeast

From Southern Germany, this yeast finishes malty with a slight ester profile. Use in beers such as Oktoberfest, Bock, and Dark Lagers.
Attenuation: 66-73%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 50-55° F
item #WLP920
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
Not Available For Order

WLP037:
Yorkshire Square Ale:

This yeast produces a beer that is malty, but well-balanced. Expect flavors that are toasty with malt-driven esters. Highly flocculent and good choice for English pale ales, English brown ales, and mild ales.
Attenuation: 68 - 72%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 65 - 70° F
item #WLP037
the price $7.25
+ $4.50 handling fee
Not Available For Order

 
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