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  1. The Yeast Bay - Lochristi Brettanomyces Blend
    $19.90

    The Yeast Bay - Lochristi Brettanomyces Blend

    This blend combines Brettanomyces strains isolated from a unique beer produced in the Lochristi area in East Flanders. One strain provides a moderate funk and light fruitiness, while the other strain adds a more assertive fruitiness dominated by hints of strawberry. This blend also imparts a pleasant acidity over time that helps to balance out the profile of the finished beer. It can be slow to start up.
  2. The Yeast Bay - Melange Sour Blend The Yeast Bay - Melange Sour Blend
    $19.90

    The Yeast Bay - Melange Sour Blend

    If you dig using a diverse array of unique organisms to create balanced sour beers, this delightful medley of microbes is sure to please! Mélange is our most varied mix of fermentative organisms, intended for use in the production of sour beers in which a balance of funk and sourness is desired. This blend contains two Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates, Saccharomyces fermentati, five Brettanomyces isolates, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus delbreuckii and Pediococcus damnosus. If you want acidity quickly, we recommend keeping the IBU low (0-5 IBU), starting with a fermentation temperature of 70-72 ºF for the first few days and then raising the temperature to 75-80 ºF to encourage development of sourness (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus). For a slower developing beer that exhibits a rounded balance of funk (Brettanomyces) and sourness we recommend ~5-10 IBU, mashing on the high end, fermenting at 68 ºF and holding at that temperature for an extended period of time. Approximately 29 bilion cells/vial.
  3. The Yeast Bay - Simonaitis Lithuanian Farmhouse Yeast The Yeast Bay - Simonaitis Lithuanian Farmhouse Yeast
    $19.50

    The Yeast Bay - Simonaitis Lithuanian Farmhouse Yeast

    This culture is a single strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, isolated from a Lithuanian Farmhouse mixed culture (which originally containing multiple strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Lactobacillus sp.) kindly provided by Julius Simonaitis via Lars Garshol (click here for Lars' blog).

    Across a wide temperature range this culture will throw an intriguing mix of orange, tropical fruit and stone fruit esters that is reminiscent of POG Juice (passionfruit, orange, guava) and produces distinct spicy/earthy/herbal undertones.

    While not a “kveik” strain, it handles high temperatures and high gravity worts well, with an upper fermentation temperature of 35 ºC and a high alcohol tolerance (>10%).

     

  4. The Yeast Bay - Lactobacillus Blend
    $19.50

    The Yeast Bay - Lactobacillus Blend

    The Lactobacillus Blend is comprised of three strains, one strain of Lactobacillus plantarum and two strains of Lactobacillus brevis. One of the strains of L. brevis was isolated from an unintentionally sour hoppy blonde ale from a Mexican craft brewery, and exhibits very strong hop tolerance.


    Sure to please anyone with a knack for creating sour beers, it can quickly produce acidity across a wide range of temperatures. This blend can be used on its own for kettle souring prior to pitching yeast to create acidity quickly, or co-pitched with yeast to create sourness over time. It will produce a pronounced and well-rounded acidity that is the foundation of any complex sour beer.


    We recommend holding the IBU on the low end (< 2-3) if you'd like to use this blend to create acidity in a shorter time frame. Higher IBUs in excess of 10-15 IBU may result in slower souring.

    Temperature: 70-90 ºF
    Attenuation: N/A
    Flocculation: N/A

  5. White Labs WLP644 Saccharomyces "bruxellensis" Trois
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP644 Saccharomyces "bruxellensis" Trois

    WLP644 Saccharomyces "bruxellensis" Trois

    This Belgian strain, traditionally used for wild yeast fermentations, produces a slightly tart beer with delicate mango and pineapple characteristics. This wild yeast has grown in popularity for styles like American IPA, American pale and blonde ales due to its tropical and stone fruit flavors and aromas. This Saccharomyces strain can be used like other house strains and can be easily clean with proper CIP procedures. Formerly named Brettanomyces bruxellensis Trois. WLP644 is packaged as normal Saccharomyces and the pitch rates are the same as Saccharomyces strains.

    WLP644 Saccharomyces "bruxellensis" Trois to contain the STA1 gene (glucoamylase), a potential indicator of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus. Brewers yeast are natural hybrids, which make it possible for certain strains to display elements of the STA1 gene. These strains have the ability to utilize some dextrins (unfermentable sugars), resulting in higher levels of attenuation than what is considered typical.

    Attenuation: 85.00-85.00
    Flocculation: Low
    Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
    Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 21-29C

    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.
  6. White Labs WLP655 Belgian Sour Mix I
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP655 Belgian Sour Mix I

    WLP655 Belgian Sour Mix I

    A unique blend of Brettanomyces and Saccharomyces yeasts as well as bacterial strains Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. Perfect for duplicating traditional spontaneous fermentations similar to those found in Belgian-style ales.

    Attenuation: 70.00-80.00
    Flocculation: Medium to Low
    Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
    Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 27-29C

    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.
  7. White Labs WLP670 Farmhouse Blend Yeast
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP670 Farmhouse Blend Yeast

    Inspired by local American brewers crafting semi-traditional Belgian-style ales, this blend creates a complex flavor profile with a moderate level of sourness. It consists of a traditional farmhouse yeast strain and Brettanomyces. Great yeast for farmhouse ales, saisons, and other Belgian-inspired beers.



    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.
  8. White Labs WLP650 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP650 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis

    A classic strain used during secondary fermentation for Belgian-style beers and lambics that creates medium-intensity Brettanomyces character. A historic brewery in Belgium uses this yeast in secondary fermentation and bottling to produce the signature flavor of its beer.

    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.
  9. White Labs WLP648 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois Vrai
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP648 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois Vrai

    The vrai (“true” in French) Brettanomyces bruxellensis Trois. This infamous strain, used for all Brettanomyces fermentations, has a robust, complex sour character with aromas of pear. Best used as a primary fermentation strain.

    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.
  10. White Labs WLP672 Lactobacillus Brevis
    $14.95

    White Labs WLP672 Lactobacillus Brevis

    This is a rod-shaped Lactobacillus bacteria used for souring beers. Typically producing more lactic acid than Lactobacillus delbrueckii, it is a great addition to any sour program. Recommended usage below 107°F (40°C).

    Our bacteria strains are now being propagated in an optimized, strain-specific growth media. This proprietary media, which is lighter in color, allows for better growth and viability of our pure cultures resulting in higher cell concentrations. Due to the improved cell concentration, we suggest utilizing the below pitch rate:

    Lactobacillus: contains >400 million cells/mL
    Recommended Pitch Rates:
              Secondary: 1 Liter per 10hL
              Primary (kettle sour): 1 Liter per 5hL

    *White Labs recommends pitching based on intended dosage rates as opposed to actual cell concentrations since these can vary slightly.



    IN-STOCK YEAST:
    We maintain stock of the high-selling liquid yeasts in the shop, to make it easy for anyone who needs liquid yeast in a hurry. These will always be sold within the best before date. If we are out of stock of a yeast, then it won't show up as an option for you to purchase. If you want the freshest liquid yeast, or if we are out of stock, consider using the pre-order option. Pre-ordered yeasts are more fresh - we order directly from the manufacturer on your behalf and do not use in-stock yeast to fulfil pre-orders.
    PREORDER DEADLINE:
    An order will be placed with White Labs each month excluding December, on the first Monday on or after the 20th of the month. All pre-orders received by then will be included in the order, and will be available for pickup or shipping by the following Tuesday.