Yeast Substitution Chart

Many; recipes call for the use of Wyeast brand yeast cultures. While we do not carry the Wyeast brand, we carry a wide assortment of yeast selections from White Labs. Listed here are recommendations for White Labs strains that can be used in place of their Wyeast counterparts.

   These; recommendations come from a combination of conventional internet wisdom and comparisons of strain descriptions from both manufacturers. While some recommendations may not be an exact replacement, they will be a very close approximation and create a fantastic brew in the proper style.

   Some; White Labs strains listed here are Platinum strains, which are only available certain times of year.


Wyeast Strain Recommended White Labs Substitute
1007 German Ale Yeast WLP029 German Ale / Kolsch Yeast
1010 American Wheat Yeast WLP320 American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
1028 London Ale Yeast WLP013 London Ale Yeast
1056 American Ale Yeast WLP001 California Ale Yeast
1084 Irish Ale Yeast WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast
1098 British Ale Yeast WLP007 Dry English Ale Yeast
1099 Whitbread Ale Yeast WLP006 Bedford British Yeast (Sep-Oct)
1187 Ringwood Ale Yeast WLP005 British Ale Yeast
1214 Belgian Abbey Yeast WLP530 Abbey Ale Yeast
1272 American Ale Yeast II WLP051 California V Ale Yeast
1275 Thames Valley Ale Yeast WLP023 Burton Ale Yeast
1318 London Ale Yeast III WLP002 English Ale Yeast
1332 Northwest Ale Yeast WLP005 British Ale Yeast
1335 British Ale Yeast II WLP025 Southwold Ale Yeast (Nov-Dec)
1338 European Ale Yeast WLP011 European Ale Yeast
1388 Belgian Strong Ale Yeast WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale Yeast
1469 West Yorkshire Ale Yeast WLP037 Yorkshire Square Ale Yeast (Jan-Feb)
1728 Scottish Ale Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale Yeast
1762 Belgian Abbey Yeast II WLP540 Abbey Ale IV Yeast (Jul-Aug)
1968 London ESB Ale Yeast WLP002 English Ale Yeast
2000 Budvar Lager Yeast WLP802 Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast
2001 Urquell Lager Yeast WLP800 Pilsner Lager Yeast
2007 Pilsen Lager Yeast WLP840 American Lager Yeast
2035 American Lager Yeast WLP840 American Lager Yeast
2042 Danish Lager Yeast WLP830 German Lager Yeast
2112 California Lager Yeast WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast
2124 Bohemian Lager Yeast WLP830 German Lager Yeast
2206 Bavarian Lager Yeast WLP820 Octoberfest Lager Yeast
2247 European Lager Yeast WLP920 Old Bavarian Lager Yeast (Sep-Oct)
2272 North American Lager Yeast WLP840 American Lager Yeast
2278 Czech Pils Yeast WLP802 Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast
2308 Munich Lager Yeast WLP838 Southern German Lager Yeast
2565 Kolsch Yeast WLP029 German Ale / Kolsch Yeast
2633 Octoberfest Lager Yeast Blend WLP830 German Lager Yeast
3056 Bavarian Wheat Yeast Blend WLP320 American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
3068 Weihenstephan Weizen Yeast WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
3278 Belgian Lambic Blend WLP655 Belgian Sour Mix 1
3333 German Wheat Yeast WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast
3463 Forbidden Fruit Yeast WLP720 Sweet Mead Yeast
3522 Belgian Ardennes Yeast WLP550 Belgian Ale Yeast
3638 Bavarian Wheat Yeast WLP351 Bavarian Weizen Ale Yeast
3711 French Saison Yeast WLP590 French Saison Ale Yeast
3724 Belgian Saison Yeast WLP565 Belgian Saison Yeast
3763 Roeselare Ale Blend WLP665 Flemish Ale Blend
3787 Trappist High Gravity Yeast WLP500 Trappist Ale Yeast
3942 Belgian Wheat Yeast WLP410 Belgian Wit II Ale Yeast (Jul-Aug)
3944 Belgian Witbier Yeast WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Yeast
5112 / 3112 Brettanomyces bruxellensis WLP650 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis
5335 / 4335 Lactobacillus delbrueckii WLP677 Lactobacillus Bacteria
5526 / 3526 Brettanomyces lambicus WLP653 Brettanomyces Lambicus