Liquid Lager Yeast

Liquid yeast strains have been collected from around the world from the most famous to the most obscure brewing regions. These Liquid Lager Beer yeast strains have been selected from single cell cultures and grown up to pitchable cell counts by the yeast labs for your homebrew. Liquid yeast cultures provide the best flavor profile expression from around the world.

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  • American Lager yeast

    American Lager yeast

    $7.39

    This yeast is used to produce American style lagers. Dry and clean with a very slight apple fruitiness. Sulfur and diacetyl production is minimal. 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

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  • Belgian Saison yeast

    Belgian Saison yeast

    $7.39

    Classic Saison yeast from Wallonia. It produces earthy, peppery, and spicy notes. Slightly sweet. With high gravity saisons, brewers may wish to dry the beer with an alternate yeast added after 75% fermentation. Known to be a slow starter. The trick to fermenting a Saison is to pitch at 66-68F and raise it 1-2 degrees per day until you get to 85F. Yes, that is correct…85F! This yeast is so moody that you have to keep giving it warmth towards the end because it gets lazy and wants to go to sleep. Hold at 85F for 3-5 days until terminal gravity is reached then transfer off of yeast bed to bottling bucket or keg. Attenuation: 65-75% Flocculation: Medium Fermentation Temperature: 68-85F Wyeast Equivalent: 3724 Belgian Saison Yeast

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  • Cry Havoc yeast

    Cry Havoc yeast

    $7.39

    This signature strain, from Charlie Papazian, has the ability to ferment at both ale and lager temperatures allowing the brewer to produce diverse beer styles. The recipes in both Papazian’s books, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing and The Homebrewers Companion, were originally developed and brewed with this yeast.
    Papazian had “Cry Havoc” in his yeast stable since 1983.

    When fermented at ale temperatures, the yeast produces fruity esters reminiscent of berries and apples. Hop character comes through well with hop accented beers. Diacetyl production will be very low when proper fermentation techniques are used. When fermented at lager temperatures, esters are low in high gravity beers and negligible in other beers. Pleasant baked bread-like yeast aroma is often perceived in malt accented lagers. Slightly extended fermentation times may be experienced compared to other lagers. Some fermentation circumstances may produce sulfur aroma compounds, but these will usually dissipate with time. Good yeast for bottle conditioning.

    For Ales:
    Attenuation: 66-70
    Flocculation: M-L
    Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68-74F
    Optimum Cellaring Temperature: 50-55F
    Alt beers can be cellared at lagering temperatures

    For Lagers:
    Attenuation: 66-70
    Flocculation: L
    Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 55-58F
    Optimum Lagering Temperature: 32-37F

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  • Czech Budejovice yeast

    Czech Budejovice yeast

    $7.39

    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

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  • French Saison yeast

    French Saison yeast

    $7.39

    WLP590  is a unique yeast strain producing farmhouse-style beers with a phenolic “bite” and moderate ester compounds.  WLP590 produces a cleaner aroma profile than other farmhouse styles, this yeast is versatile and highly attenuating. The most popular saison strain in the White Labs Tasting Room. Works well in saisons, farmhouse ales, and a range of both French and Belgian style ales as well.

    • Optimum Fermentation Temp: 69–75°F
    • Flocculation: Medium
    • Attenuation: 73–80%
    • Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5–10%)
    • Cell Count: 100+ Billion
    Wyeast Equivalent: French Saison – WY3711
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  • German Bock yeast

    German Bock yeast

    $7.39

    From the alps of southern Bavaria (que the music), this yeast produces a beer that is beautifully balanced between malt and hop character. The excellent malt profile makes it well-suited for Bocks, Doppelbocks and Oktoberfest-style beers. A very versatile lager yeast, it is so well-balanced that is has gained tremendous popularity for use in Classic American-style Pilsners. Also good for Munich Helles-style lager beer. 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: 70-76% Flocculation: Medium Fermentaion temperature: 48-55F Wyeast Equivalent: None

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  • HP Lager yeast

    HP Lager yeast

    $7.39

    The new HP Lager strain from White Labs is ideal for fermenting under pressure.  When beer is fermented under pressure, it allows for the production of a clean flavor profile, even when fermenting a lager at room temperature.  Fermenting under pressure is advantagous in that it reduces ester and fusel alcohol production, reduces or negates the possibility of oxidation, carbonates the beer during fermentation and  allows you to ferment warmer than you would otherwise. Check out The Fermentasaurus if you are in the market for an affordable fermentor that holds pressure.

    Use to ferment lager beer in one week! Ferment at room temperature (62-68°F) under 1.0 bar (14.7 PSI) until final gravity is obtained, generally in one week. Lager the beer at 35°F, 15 PSI, for 3-5 days, to condition. Sulfur production is strong first 2 days, then disappears by day 5. Do not need to carbonate, since at 1 bar entire time.

    Attenuation: 73-82%
    Flocculation: Medium
    Optimum Fermentation Temp: 62-68

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  • Imperial Organic Yeast &#..

    Imperial Organic Yeast &#..

    $10.49

    A traditional Czechoslovakian lager strain, Urkel allows for a nice balance between hops and and malt. This strain can be slightly sulphery during fermentation, but it cleans up during lagering. Fermentation at the higher end of the range will produce a beer with minimal sulfur and a light ester profile. White Labs Equivalent: WLP800 Wyeast Equivalent: WY2001 Flocculation: Medium Optimum Fermentation Temp: 52-58 F Attenuation: 71-75%

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  • Octoberfest/Marzen Lager ..

    Octoberfest/Marzen Lager ..

    $7.39

    This yeast produces a very malty, Bock-like style. It does not finish as dry as WLP830 German Lager. Give it a try in Oktoberfests and Bocks. Dr. White of White Labs also suggests this strain for Canadian lagers. 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: 65-73% Flocculation: Medium Fermentation Temp: 52-58F Wyeast Equivalent: 2206 Bavarian Lager

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  • Pilsner Lager yeast

    Pilsner Lager yeast

    $7.39

    Classic pilsner strain from the premier pilsner producer in the Czech Republic. Somewhat dry with a malty finish, this yeast is best suited for European pilsner 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. Attenuation: 72-77% Flocculation: Medium to High Fermentation Temp: 50-55F Wyeast Equivalent: 2278 Czech Pils.

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  • San Francisco Lager yeast..

    San Francisco Lager yeast..

    $7.39

    Used to produce the California Common style of beer. A unique Lager strain which has the ability to ferment up to 65 degrees while retaining Lager characteristics. Can also be fermented down to 50 degrees for production of other styles of lagers. Attenuation: 65-70% Flocculation: High Fermentation Temp: 58-65 Wyeast Equivalent: 2112 California

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  • Southern German Lager yea..

    Southern German Lager yea..

    $7.39

    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

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  • White Labs – Bedfor..

    White Labs – Bedfor..

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

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  • White Labs – Belgia..

    White Labs – Belgia..

    $7.39

    This strain is released at a time where you may be able to ferment it properly without temperature control. Ideally fermented at 50-55 F, this yeast produces a beautiful, clean 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
    Fermentation Temperature: 50-55°F
    Alcohol Tolerance: 5-10%
    For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

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  • White Labs – Munich..

    White Labs – Munich..

    $7.39

    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
    Ideal Fermentation Temp: 48-52°F
    Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
    For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

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  • White Labs – Whitbr..

    White Labs – Whitbr..

    $7.39

    Traditional mixed yeast culture. British style character, slightly fruity, with a hint of sulfur production. This yeast can be used for many different beer styles. The most traditional choices would be English style ales including milds, bitters, porters, and English style stouts. North American style ales will also benefit from fermentation with WLP017. The beer will clear easily.
    Attenuation:67-73%
    Flocculation: High
    Ideal Fermentation Temp: 66-70°F
    Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
    For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

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  • White Labs – Zurich..

    White Labs – Zurich..

    $7.39

    This is an interesting lager strain that is often used to produce higher gravity lagers.  Typically associated with big, malty beers. This yeast can get your beer dry and tolerate high alcohol conditions if managed properly.

    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 Temperature: 50-55°F
    Alcohol Tolerance: Very High
    For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

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  • White Labs Yeast – ..

    White Labs Yeast – ..

    $7.39

    This is a great strain from White Labs that is used in the production of malt forward German Lagers. Makes a great Oktoberfest!

    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
    Fermentation Temp: 50-55°F
    Alcohol Tolerance: Medium-High

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

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  • Yeast (Liquid) – Bo..

    Yeast (Liquid) – Bo..

    $6.99

    SHIPPING NOTE: We recommend placing liquid yeast orders early in the week, with a 1 or 2 day service. If you have questions about your transit time, or how to best plan an order containing liquid yeast, please contact our customer service department.

    Liquid yeast is a perishable product, viability can be reduced if not shipped under ideal conditions. We recommend that customers plan their liquid yeast orders so that shipments arrive within 2 days, and are not in transit over the weekend. We are not able to modify or delay orders with liquid yeast, we will ship them as requested by the customer.

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  • Yeast (Liquid) – Ca..

    Yeast (Liquid) – Ca..

    $6.99

    SHIPPING NOTE: We recommend placing liquid yeast orders early in the week, with a 1 or 2 day service. If you have questions about your transit time, or how to best plan an order containing liquid yeast, please contact our customer service department.

    Liquid yeast is a perishable product, viability can be reduced if not shipped under ideal conditions. We recommend that customers plan their liquid yeast orders so that shipments arrive within 2 days, and are not in transit over the weekend. We are not able to modify or delay orders with liquid yeast, we will ship them as requested by the customer.

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