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Rhine Kölsch Yeast | White Labs WLP4061 Yeast

Rhine Kölsch Yeast | White Labs WLP4061 Yeast

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Experience the essence of Cologne's brewing tradition with White Labs Rhine Kölsch Yeast WLP4061. This yeast strain is specifically cultivated to produce the light, crisp, and refreshing characteristics of authentic Kölsch beers. With its clean fermentation profile and ability to highlight subtle malt and hop nuances, WLP4061 is the perfect yeast for brewing traditional Kölsch and other light ale styles.


Key Features:

  • Authentic Kölsch Profile: Delivers the delicate fruitiness and soft palate associated with Kölsch beers.
  • Clean and Balanced: Ensures a clean fermentation that emphasizes the beer’s flavor and aroma without overpowering yeast character.
  • Versatile Brewing Applications: While ideal for Kölsch, it can also be used in a variety of light, ale-style beers.
  • Efficient Fermentation: Performs reliably and consistently, even at lower fermentation temperatures typical of Kölsch brewing.
Usage Instructions:
  • Pitch WLP4061 directly into your wort at a temperature range of 65-69°F (18-21°C) to achieve the best balance of flavor and clarity.
  • Due to its clean and balanced fermentation, it’s important to manage fermentation temperatures carefully to maintain the desired Kölsch characteristics.
White Labs Rhine Kolsch Yeast WLP4061 is the brewer's gateway to crafting beers that embody the light, refreshing, and nuanced nature of the renowned Kölsch style, bringing a piece of German brewing heritage to your brewery.

Yeast details

Mfr. PN: WLP4061

Yeast Strain: Ale

Attenuation: 75% - 78%

Flocculation: Low - Medium

Temperature Range: 58°F - 68°F

Alcohol Tolerance: 5% - 10%

STA1: Negative

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