White Labs WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch
White Labs WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch:
From a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, this yeast works great in Kölsch and Alt style beers. Good for light beers like blond and honey. Accentuates hop flavors, similar to White Labs WLP001 California Ale. The slight sulfur produced during fermentation will disappear with age and leave a super clean, lager like ale.
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 65-69°F (18-21°C). Does not ferment well less than 62°F(17°C), unless during active fermentation.
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5-10%)
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Posted by Honey Badger on 26th Sep 2016
It's so amazing that there are no words to describe it's amazing-ness. That yeast is and has made about 7 kegs already. No shit!
Posted by Todd on 7th Mar 2016
Fermentation was at 19C, as was bottle conditioning. No gelatin. After carbonation, beer was ale-like. I then put it in my 0C garage for two weeks and tasted. The beer was now lager-like. Nice and crisp, subtle white wine aftertaste. I'm not sure if this is a function of a shift in yeast metabolism in cool temps, or just because the yeast (and likely some other stuff) dropped out of suspension in the cold and that was affecting my perception of the beer before. Control bottle kept at 19C for those extra two weeks still seemed ale-like. I think a gelatin experiment is in order.
Posted by Todd on 30th Jan 2016
Brewed a blond (pils with 5% honey malt) with massive late additions of Bertwell hops. Attenuated to 75%, dropped clear (not slightly hazy, but clear) by 11 days. Seemed to accentuate both the sweetness of the honey malt and the candied orange flavor of the hops. Will definitely use again and again.