WLP800 Pilsner Lager

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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. 
Attenuation: 72-77%
Flocculation: Medium to High
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 50-55°F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium

A yeast starter must be made when using White Labs Yeast

Reviews provided by White Labs:

"This yeast washes quite well ... "
: Steve
Date: May 17, 2011
Beer Brewed: Bohemian Pilsner, Classic American Pilsner
Comments: This is an outstanding Lager yeast. I've used this yeast in both Bohemian Pilsners and Caps and they have always turned out with a very rich and full flavor and a very balanced hops profile. With a 48 hour diacetyl rest at 60 degrees there has never been a problem with off flavors and they have always had a very crisp and clean finish. The yeast washes quite well for re-use and I have stored it for up to two months with no adverse problems. This yeast clears very well in a secondary and has never been a problem. Best fermentation temps have been 52 degrees and normally takes 3 weeks in the primary and 2 weeks in the secondary.

"It produces very clean and clear pilsners"
: John
Date: April 1, 2010
Beer Brewed: German and Czech pils
Comments: I'm on my 4th generation of this yeast. It produces very clean and clear pilsners. I've always given it a 2 day diacetyl rest in the low 60's F. Otherwise I'm fermenting at about 52 F for around 3 weeks prior to racking and lagering. It's a very easy yeast to use.

"Ferments very well ... "
: Chris Dodge
Date: July 9, 2008
Beer Brewed: Bohemian Pilsner
Comments: Great fermenting yeast. Ferments very well at 50F. In my Bohemian Pils (JZ BCS), I got a very fruity, lemony aroma from the yeast. I pitched about 1500 ml of slurry from a 2 vial - 4L starter into a 13 gallon batch. Fermented at 50F for 4 weeks, followed by 4 weeks lagering in a secondary. May have under pitched according to Mr. Malty.

"Leaves a very crisp, clean, refreshing taste"
: Kris Olson
Date: October 23, 2007
Beer Brewed: Bohemian Pilsner
Comments: Ferments well to 75% attenuation at 45˚F. Strong notes of diacetyl were present after the first week (extract based pilsner). Tasted like sucking down buttered popcorn. However, a diacetyl rest by removing the carboy from the fridge and placing it at 72˚F for 3 days cleared up all noticeable diacetyl. Leaves a very crisp, clean, refreshing taste.

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