Skip to content
Free Shipping on Most Orders over $50. Learn More »
Free Shipping on Most Orders over $50. Learn More »

White Labs Liquid Super High Gravity Yeast

$7.99
SKU WLP099
Flavors from this yeast vary greatly with the beer produced. The higher the gravity, the more winey the result. Beers over 16% ABV begin to taste less like beer, and more like fortified wines. With low gravity beers, this yeast produces a nice, subtle English ale-like ester profile.
Flavors from this yeast vary greatly with the beer produced. The higher the gravity, the more winey the result. Beers over 16% ABV begin to taste less like beer, and more like fortified wines. With low gravity beers, this yeast produces a nice, subtle English ale-like ester profile.As the gravity ncreases, some phenolic character is evident, followed by the winey-ness of beers over 16% ABV. Most fermentations will stop between 12-16% ABV unless these high gravity tips are performed: Aerate very heavily, 4 times as much as with a normal gravity beer. Less oxygen dissolves into solution at high gravity. Pitch 3-4 times as much yeast as normal. Consider aerating intermittently during the first 5 days of fermentation. This will help yeast cells during a very difficult fermentation. Aerate with oxygen for 30 seconds or air for 5-10 minutes. Higher nutrient levels can allow yeast to tolerate higher alcohol levels. Use 2 times the normal nutrient level. This is especially important when using WLP099 to make wine and mead, which have almost no nutrient level to begin with. Do not start with the entire wort sugar at once. Begin fermentation with a wort that would produce a 6-8% beer, and add wort (it can be concentrated) each day during the first 5 days. This can be done together with aeration. This is mandatory if the reported 25% ABV is to be achieved.
  • Fast Shipping

    In-stock orders in by noon usually ship out same day! If there is a delay, we'll let you know ASAP.

  • 20 Years of Service

    We've been doing this for a while now, so you can count us to be here for you. We're a family run business with a focus on service!

  • No Hassle 30 Day Returns

    Whether you got the wrong product(s), something arrived broken, or the product is just not what you were expecting, we want to make sure you are happy. Give us a call for any returns.

  • We've got the experts

    Our staff collectively has over 45 years of experience! Have a question? Just Ask!