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Yeast Substitution Chart

There are well over five hundred beer yeast strains available for use in brewing beer. If a beer recipe calls for a particular strain or brand of yeast that it is unavailable, there is a good chance that a substitution can be made without causing much of a difference.

Yeast substitutions need to be chosen carefully. The flocculation, alcohol tolerance levels and optimial temperatures should be close between substitutions to ensure the beer is similar.

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YeastBrandSubstitutions
Classic American (BBUSA1)Bootleg BiologyWY1056, WLP001, US-05, RVA-101, A07, OYL-004, BRY-97, M44, GY001
North East Ale (ECY29)East Coast YeastOYL-052, GY054, WLP4000, WLP095, A04, RVA-104, ES-VT, LB_NE
Weizen IEscarpment LabsGY107, OYL-021, OYL-022, WLP300, WLP380, WY3068, WY3333, G01, WB-06, T-58, M20
UberweizenEscarpment LabsGY107, OYL-021, OYL-022, WLP300, WLP380, WY3068, WY3333, G01, WB-06, T-58, M20
Foggy London Ale (ES-FOG)Escarpment LabsA38, WY1318, RVA-132, WLP066, OYL-011
Hornindal Kveik Blend (ES-HORN)Escarpment LabsWLP521, GY135, OYL-091, WLP4050
Voss Kveik (ES-VOSS)Escarpment LabsOYL-061, LalBrew Voss
Vermont Ale (ES-VT)Escarpment LabsOYL-052, GY054, WLP4000, WLP095, A04, ECY29, RVA-104, LB-NE
SafAle S-04 (S-04)FermentisWY1099, A01, WLP007,
SafLager S-189 (S-189)FermentisWLP885
SafLager S-23 (S-23)FermentisOYL-107, WLP820, WLP830, RVA-303, WY2633, WY2206, W-34/70
SafAle S-33 (S-33)FermentisWLP006
SafAle T-58 (T-58)FermentisWY3724, WLP565
SafAle US-05 (US-05)FermentisWY1056, WLP001, RVA-101, A07, OYL-004, BRY-97, M44, BBUSA1, GY001
SafLager W-34/70 (W-34/70)FermentisOYL-107, WLP820, WLP830, RVA-303, WY2633, WY2206, S-23, WL2124
SafAle WB-06 (WB-06)FermentisGY107, OYL-021, OYL-022, WLP300, WLP380, WY3068, WY3333, G01, T-58, M20
NorCal Ale #1 (GY001)GigaYeastWY1056, WLP001, US-05, RVA-101, A07, OYL-004, BRY-97, M44, BBUSA1
BELGIAN ABBEY ALE (GY014)GigaYeastB63, WLP500, WY1214
Bavarian Hefe (GY017)GigaYeastOYL-021, OYL-022, WLP300, WLP380, WY3068, WY3333, G01, WB-06, T-58, M20
PORTLAND HEFE (GY020)GigaYeastWLP320, WY1010, B44
KOLSCH BIER (GY021)GigaYeastK-97, G03, WLP029, WY2565
SAISON #2 (GY027)GigaYeastLallemand Belle Saison, WLP565, WY3724
BRITISH ALE #2 (GY031)GigaYeastS-04, A01, WLP007, WY1098
SCOTCH ALE #1 (GY044)GigaYeastA31, WLP028, WY1728
GOLDEN PEAR BELGIAN (GY048)GigaYeastWLP570, WY1388
VERMONT IPA (GY054)GigaYeastOYL-052, WLP4000, WLP095, A04, ECY29, RVA-104, ES-VT, LB-NE
IRISH STOUT (GY080)GigaYeastA10, WLP004, WY1084
Hornindal Kveik #5 (GY135)GigaYeastOYL-091, WLP4050, WLP521, ES-HORN, A46
House (A01)Imperial YeastA07, GY031, WLP007, WY1098, S-04
Barbarian (A04)Imperial YeastOYL-052, GY054, WLP4000, WLP095, ECY29, RVA-104, ES-VT, LB-NE
Flagship (A07)Imperial YeastWY1056, WLP001, US-05, RVA-101, OYL-004, BRY-97, M44, BBUSA1, GY001
Pub (A09)Imperial YeastA01, WLP002, WY1068
Darkness (A10)Imperial YeastA31, A07, A15, GY080, WLP004, WY1084
Independence (A15)Imperial YeastA07, A01
Joystick (A18)Imperial YeastWY1764, RVA-103, A07
Citrus (A20)Imperial YeastA04, A24, A38, A43, WLP644
Dry Hop (A24)Imperial YeastA04, A20, A38
Tartan (A31)Imperial YeastA01, A10, GY044, WLP028, WY1728
POG (A37)Imperial YeastA43, A44, A46
Juice (A38)Imperial YeastWY1318, RVA-132, ES-FOG, WLP066, OYL-011
Loki (A43)Imperial YeastA24, A38
Kveiking (A44)Imperial YeastA43, A04
Bartleby (A46)Imperial YeastOYL-091, GY135, WLP4050, WLP521, ES-HORN
Whiteout (B44)Imperial YeastGY020, WLP320, WY1010
Gnome (B45)Imperial YeastWLP550, WY3522
Triple Double (B48)Imperial YeastB63, WLP530, WY3787
Rustic (B56)Imperial YeastWY3726
Napoleon (B64)Imperial YeastGY018, WY3711
Stefon (G01)Imperial YeastGY107, OYL-021, OYL-022, WLP300, WLP380, WY3068, WY3333, WB-06, T-58, M20
Kaiser (G02)Imperial YeastG03, K-97, WLP036, WY1007
Dieter (G03)Imperial YeastG02, GY021, K-97, WLP029, WY2565
Cablecar (L05)Imperial YeastM54, WLP810, WY2112
Global (L13)Imperial YeastL17, W-34/70, WLP830, WY2124
Harvest (L17)Imperial YeastL13, L28, WLP6860, WY2352
Urkel (L28)Imperial YeastL17
LalBrew VossLallemandOYL-061
LalBrew WindsorLallemandWY1028, WLP013
LalBrew NottinghamLallemandWLP039
LalBrew BRY-97 (BRY-97)LallemandWY1056, WLP001, US-05, RVA-101, A07, OYL-004, M44, BBUSA1, GY001
LalBrew New England (LB-NE)Lallemand052, GY054, WLP4000, WLP095, A04, ECY29, RVA-104, ES-VT
Bavarian Wheat (M20)Mangrove JackGY107, OYL-021, OYL-022, WLP300, WLP380, WY3068, WY3333, G01, WB-06, T-58
US West Coast (M44)Mangrove JackWY1056, WLP001, US-05, RVA-101, A07, OYL-004, BRY-97, BBUSA1, GY001
California Lager (M54)Mangrove JackL05, WLP810, WY2112
Muntons Standard AleMuntonsWY1968, WLP002, US-05, Lalbrew Nottingham, BBUSA1
ALT (OYL-001)Omega YeastWY1007, WLP036
AMERICAN WHEAT (OYL-002)Omega YeastWY1010
LONDON ALE (OYL-003)Omega YeastWY1028, WLP013
West Coast Ale I (OYL-004)Omega YeastWY1056, WLP001, US-05, RVA-101, A07, BRY-97, M44, BBUSA1, GY001
IRISH ALE (OYL-005)Omega YeastWY1084, WLP004
BRITISH ALE I (OYL-006)Omega YeastWY1098, WLP007
BRITISH ALE II (OYL-007)Omega YeastWY1099
BRITISH ALE III (OYL-008)Omega YeastWY1187, WLP005
WEST COAST ALE II (OYL-009)Omega YeastWY1272, WLP051
BRITISH ALE IV (OYL-010)Omega YeastWY1275, WLP023
BRITISH ALE V (OYL-011)Omega YeastA38, WY1318, RVA-132, ES-FOG, WLP066
PACIFIC NW ALE (OYL-012)Omega YeastWY1332, WLP041
BRITISH ALE VI (OYL-013)Omega YeastWY1335, WLP025
BRITISH ALE VII (OYL-014)Omega YeastWY1469
SCOTTISH ALE (OYL-015)Omega YeastWY1728, WLP028
BRITISH ALE VIII (OYL-016)Omega YeastWY1968, WLP002
KOLSCH I (OYL-017)Omega YeastWY2565
ABBEY ALE C (OYL-018)Omega YeastWY1214, WLP500
BELGIAN ALE D (OYL-019)Omega YeastWY1388, WLP570
BELGIAN ALE R (OYL-020)Omega YeastWY1762, WLP540
Hefeweizen Ale I (OYL-021)Omega YeastGY107, OYL-022, WLP300, WLP380, WY3068, WY3333, G01, WB-06, T-58, M20
Hefeweizen Ale II (OYL-022)Omega YeastWY3333, WLP380
GRAND CRU (OYL-023)Omega YeastWY3463, WLP720
BELGIAN ALE A (OYL-024)Omega YeastWY3522, WLP550
Bavarian Wheat I (OYL-025)Omega YeastWLP351
FRENCH SAISON (OYL-026)Omega YeastWY3711
BELGIAN SAISON I (OYL-027)Omega YeastWY3724, WLP565
BELGIAN ALE W (OYL-028)Omega YeastWY3787, WLP530
Belgian Wheat (OYL-029)Omega YeastWY3942, WLP351, OYL-025
WIT (OYL-030)Omega YeastWY3944, WLP400
EAST COAST ALE (OYL-032)Omega YeastWLP008
Bavarian Wheat II (OYL-034)Omega YeastWY3638, OYL-025, WLP351
BIERE DE GARDE (OYL-039)Omega YeastWY3725
CL-50 ALE (OYL-041)Omega YeastWY1450, WY2450, WLP051, BRY-97, US-05
BELGIAN SAISON II (OYL-042)Omega YeastWY3726
WEST COAST ALE III (OYL-043)Omega YeastWLP090
KOLSCH II (OYL-044)Omega YeastWLP029, K-97, WLP003
BELGIAN ALE O (OYL-046)Omega YeastWLP510
BELGIAN ALE DK (OYL-049)Omega YeastWLP515
WEST COAST ALE IV (OYL-050)Omega YeastWY1217
DIPA ALE (OYL-052)Omega YeastGY054, WLP4000, WLP095, A04, ECY29, RVA-104, ES-VT, LB-NE
VOSS KVEIK (OYL-061)Omega YeastLallebrew Voss
Lutra Kveik (OYL-071)Omega YeastOYL-091
Hornindal Kveik (OYL-091)Omega YeastGY135, WLP4050, WLP521, ES-HORN, A46
LAGER I (OYL-100)Omega YeastWY2000
PILSNER I (OYL-101)Omega YeastWY2001, WLP800
AMERICAN PILSNER (OYL-102)Omega YeastWY2007, WLP840
AMERICAN LAGER (OYL-103)Omega YeastWY2035
DANISH LAGER (OYL-104)Omega YeastWY2042
WEST COAST LAGER (OYL-105)Omega YeastWLP810
GERMAN LAGER I (OYL-106)Omega YeastWY2124, WLP830
Oktoberfest (OYL-107)Omega YeastWLP820, WLP830, RVA-303, WY2633, WY2206, W-34/70, S-23
PILSNER II (OYL-108)Omega YeastWY2278
GERMAN LAGER II (OYL-109)Omega YeastWY2308, WLP838
GERMAN BOCK (OYL-111)Omega YeastWLP833
MEXICAN LAGER (OYL-113)Omega YeastWLP940
TROPICAL IPA (OYL-200)Omega YeastWLP644
BRETTANOMYCES CLAUSSENII (OYL-201)Omega YeastWLP645
BRETTANOMYCES BRUXELLENSIS (OYL-202)Omega YeastWY5112
BRETTANOMYCES LAMBICUS (OYL-203)Omega YeastWY5526
C2C AMERICAN FARMHOUSE (OYL-217)Omega YeastWLP670, WY2484
SAISONSTEIN'S MONSTER (OYL-500)Omega YeastWLP566, WY3724
Chico Ale (RVA-101)RVA Yeast LabsWY1056, WLP001, US-05, A07, OYL-004, BRY-97, M44, BBUSA1, GY001
Pacman Ale (RVA-103)RVA Yeast LabsWY1764, A18
Hoptopper Ale (RVA-104)RVA Yeast LabsOYL-052, GY054, WLP4000, WLP095, A04, ECY29, ES-VT, LB-NE
Manchester Ale (RVA-132)RVA Yeast LabsA38, WY1318, ES-FOG, WLP066, OYL-011
Oktoberfest Lager (RVA-303)RVA Yeast LabsOYL-107, WLP820, WLP830, WY2633, WY2206, W-34/70, S-23
Vermont Ale (WLP4000)The Yeast BayOYL-052, GY054, WLP095, A04, ECY29, RVA-104, ES-VT, LB-NE
Sigmund's Voss Kveik (WLP4045)The Yeast BayLallebrew Voss, OYL-061
Hornindal Kveik (WLP4050)The Yeast BayOYL-091, GY135, WLP521, ES-HORN, A46
California Ale Yeast (WLP001)White LabsWY1056, US-05, RVA-101, A07, OYL-004, BRY-97, M44, BBUSA1, GY001
English Ale Yeast (WLP002)White LabsWY1968
Irish Ale Yeast (WLP004)White LabsWY1098
British Ale Yeast (WLP005)White LabsWY1187
Dry English Ale Yeast (WLP007)White LabsWY1098
London Ale Yeast (WLP013)White LabsWY1028
Burton Ale Yeast (WLP023)White LabsWY1275, WLP023, Lallemand Windsor
Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast (WLP028)White LabsWY1728
German/Kolsch Ale Yeast (WLP029)White LabsK-97, G03, GY021, WY2565
Düsseldorf Alt Ale Yeast (WLP036)White LabsWY1007
California V Ale Yeast (WLP051)White LabsWY1272
London Fog Ale Yeast (WLP066)White LabsA38, WY1318, RVA-132, ES-FOG, OYL-011
Burlington Ale Yeast (WLP095)White LabsOYL-052, GY054, WLP4000, A04, ECY29, RVA-104, ES-VT, LB-NE
Hefeweizen Ale Yeast (WLP300)White LabsWY3068
American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast (WLP320)White LabsGY020, WY1010, B44
Bavarian Weizen Ale Yeast (WLP351)White LabsWY3638, OYL-025, WLP351
Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast (WLP380)White LabsGY107, OYL-021, OYL-022, WLP300, WY3068, WY3333, G01, WB-06, T-58, M20
Belgian Wit Ale Yeast (WLP400)White LabsWY3944, M21, B44
Monastery Ale Yeast (WLP500)White LabsWY1214, B63, GY014, T-58
Hornindal Kveik (WLP521)White LabsOYL-091, GY135, WLP4050, ES-HORN, A46
Abbey Ale Yeast (WLP530)White LabsWY3787, B56
Abbey IV Ale Yeast (WLP540)White LabsWY1762
Belgian Ale Yeast (WLP550)White LabsWY3522, B45
Belgian Golden Ale Yeast (WLP570)White LabsWY1388
Saccharomyces Bruxellensis Trois (WLP644)White LabsA20
Brettanomyces Claussenii (WLP645)White LabsOYL-201
Pilsner Lager Yeast (WLP800)White LabsWY2001
San Francisco Lager Yeast (WLP810)White LabsWY2112
Oktoberfest/Märzen Lager Yeast (WLP820)White LabsOYL-107, WLP830, RVA-303, WY2633, WY2206, W-34/70, S-23
German Lager Yeast (WLP830)White LabsWY2124, OYL-107, WLP820, RVA-303, WY2633, WY2206, W-34/70, S-23
German Bock Lager Yeast (WLP833)White LabsWY2487
Southern German Lager Yeast (WLP838)White LabsWY2308
American Lager Yeast (WLP840)White LabsWY2007
Copenhagen Lager Yeast (WLP850)White LabsWY2042
German Ale (WY1007)WyeastWLP036, G02, K-97
American Wheat (WY1010)WyeastGY020, WLP320, B44
London Ale (WY1028)WyeastWLP013
American Ale (WY1056)WyeastWLP001, US-05, RVA-101, A07, OYL-004, BRY-97, M44, BBUSA1, GY001
Irish Ale (WY1084)WyeastWLP004, A10, GY080
British Ale (WY1098)WyeastWLP007, S-04, A01, GY031
Whitbread Ale (WY1099)WyeastS-04
Ringwood Ale (WY1187)WyeastS-33, WLP005
Belgian Abbey Style Ale (WY1214)WyeastWLP500, B63, GY014, T-58
American Ale II (WY1272)WyeastWLP051, A15
Thames Valley Ale (WY1275)WyeastWLP023
London Ale III (WY1318)WyeastA38, RVA-132, ES-FOG, WLP066, OYL-011
Northwest Ale (WY1332)WyeastWLP005, S-04
British Ale II (WY1335)WyeastWLP025
Belgian Strong Ale (WY1388)WyeastWLP570, GY048, M31
Denny's Favorite 50 Ale (WY1450)WyeastWY2450, OYL-041, WLP051, BRY-97, US-05
Belgian Stout (WY1581)WyeastB51
Scottish Ale (WY1728)WyeastWLP028, A31, GY044
Belgian Abbey Style Ale II (WY1762)WyeastWLP540
Pacman (WY1764)WyeastA18, RVA-103
London ESB Ale (WY1968)WyeastWLP002, A09, Lallemand London ESB, OYL-016
Pilsner Urquell H-Strain (WY2001)WyeastWLP800
Pilsen Lager (WY2007)WyeastWLP840
Danish Lager (WY2042)WyeastWLP850
California Lager (WY2112)WyeastWLP810, L05, M54
Bohemian Lager (WY2124)WyeastWLP830, L13, W-34/70
Bavarian Lager (WY2206)WyeastOYL-107, WLP820, WLP830, RVA-303, WY2633, W-34/70, S-23
Munich Lager (WY2308)WyeastWLP838
Munich Lager II (WY2352)WyeastL17, WLP860
Hella Bock Lager (WY2487)WyeastWLP833,
Kolsch (WY2565)WyeastK-97, G03, WLP029, GY021, OYL-044
Octoberfest Lager Blend (WY2633)WyeastOYL-107, WLP820, WLP830, RVA-303, WY2206, W-34/70, S-23
Weihenstephan Weizen (WY3068)WyeastGY107, OYL-021, OYL-022, WLP300, WLP380, WY3333, G01, WB-06, T-58, M20
German Wheat (WY3333)WyeastGY107, OYL-021, OYL-022, WLP300, WLP380, WY3068, G01, WB-06, T-58, M20
Forbidden Fruit (WY3463)WyeastWLP720
Belgian Ardennes (WY3522)WyeastWLP550, B45
Bavarian Wheat (WY3638)WyeastWLP351, OYL-025
French Saison (WY3711)WyeastB64, GY018
Belgian Saison (WY3724)WyeastGY027, Lallemand Belle Saison, WLP565
Farmhouse Ale (WY3726)WyeastB56
Belgian High Gravity (WY3787)WyeastWLP530, b48
Belgian Witbier (WY3944)WyeastWLP400, B44, M21