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Southern German Lager Yeast WLP838


White Labs Southern German Lager Yeast (WLP838) is a yeast strain that is characterized by a malty finish, balanced aroma and great flocculation. It is a strong fermenter and will produce slight sulfur and low diacetyl during fermentation. WLP838 Southern German Lager will benefit from a diacetyl rest and conditioning.

WLP838 Southern German Lager Yeast is a fantastic choice for your next American Lager, American Light Lager, Bock, Bohemian Pilsner, Doppelbock, Marzen, Munchen Helles, Munchner Dunkel, Schwarzbier, and Vienna Lager.


Attenuation: 68-76%

Flocculation: Medium to High

Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5-10%)

Optimum Fermentation Temperature:  50 - 55F