WLP860 Munich Helles Yeast

Seasonal Availability: Mar - Apr

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.

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“Most authentic Helles yeast yet”

By: Tom B | Date: Oct., 2nd 2013 | Beer(s) Brewed: Munich helles

I have brewed MANY batches of Helles beer over the years trying to duplicate the beer I enjoyed so much while living in Munich. I have tried all the German and Chech lager yeasts available from White labs and this has produced the best results for me. I am on the 4th generation and each batch has been better than the last. Attenuation and beer clarity are great, leaving just enough malt sweetness to let you know you are drinking an authentic Munchner helles!! Thanks for bringing this one out.

“Most authentic Helles yeast yet”

By: Tom B | Date: Oct., 2nd 2013 | Beer(s) Brewed: Munich helles

I have brewed MANY batches of Helles beer over the years trying to duplicate the beer I enjoyed so much while living in Munich. I have tried all the German and Chech lager yeasts available from White labs and this has produced the best results for me. I am on the 4th generation and each batch has been better than the last. Attenuation and beer clarity are great, leaving just enough malt sweetness to let you know you are drinking an authentic Munchner helles!! Thanks for bringing this one out.

“Great lager yeast”

By: Julian T | Date: Aug., 2nd 2013 | Beer(s) Brewed: Oktoberfest

Made an Oktoberfest. Got down from 1.060 to 1.011. Left a clean malty lager with some body. Dropped pretty clear too. My pipeline was low so I started drinking it after lagering for only around a month. Still a very good beer that should get better with more largering time. Would love to try it in an actual helles beer.

“I have been brewing Munich Helles for many years”

By: Tim Hobbs | Date: Nov., 15th 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Munich Helles

I have been brewing Munich Helles for many years, and tried the WL860 for the first time this year. It vastly improved the quality, taste, and clarity of the beer. My finest batch yet!

“Will you make this yeast available all the time”

By: Larry | Date: Oct., 23rd 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Munich Helles

Will you make this yeast available all the time ? Will it be a seasonal yeast ? What lager yeast that is available all tear long is most like this strain ? Best Helles yeast I have seen from anyone ! Thank You

“My first lager, hit 81% attenuation”

By: Brian | Date: Jul., 6th 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Helles Bock

My first lager, hit 81% attenuation from 1.06 to 1.011 on my hellesbock. Incredibly clean, flocculates really well. Sulphur notes disappeared after about a week. Really clean yeast and I was surprised I hit such a low TG. Still lagering another a few weeks but I don't think I'll even need to fine it any further and it's already a clean, refreshing beer with a kick to boot.

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Characteristics

Attenuation68-72%

FlocculationMedium

Optimum Ferment Temp.48-52°F

Alcohol ToleranceMedium

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