OYL061 Voss Kveik - Omega Yeast

OYL061 Voss Kveik - Omega Yeast

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Discover the magic of yeast that has been passed down from generation to generation with Voss Kveik. Another Omega yeast strain with an absurdly wide fermentation range, this traditional Norwegian kveik can be traced back directly to the Gjernes farmstead. Similar to Hothead's mango-honey profile, Voss Kveik's orange and citrus notes come through clean across the recommended temperature range. Pair with citrusy, fruity hops for a match made in Valhalla!
Kveik refers to traditional Norwegian farmhouse brewing yeast that has been passed down from one generation to the next, literally being harvested and repitched for centuries. Over this long period of time, kveik developed certain characteristics that distinguish it from modern brewer's yeast. In general, kveik has a very high heat tolerance and will produce a consistent flavor profile across the fermentation temperature range. It's also a fast fermenter, highly flocculent, and has an above average alcohol tolerance.
Attenuation: 75-82%
Flocculation: Medium
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 68-98°F
Cell Count: 150 Billion

Please Note: For best results we Always recommend ordering an Ice Pack with your liquid yeast. Ice Packs can be found below in the "You might Also Need" section.


Item # OYL061
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Weight 0.14LBS
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Love this one for meads
George W D on Sep 3, 2019
Fast fermentation
Ryan C on Aug 28, 2019
Love this one for meads
George W D on Sep 3, 2019
New yeast
Jason O on Aug 30, 2019
Fast fermentation
Ryan C on Aug 28, 2019
it's great for fermenting in the summer
Stephen C on Aug 28, 2019
To make beer
Jeremy N on Aug 28, 2019
love orangey tasting beers
Lisa O T on Aug 28, 2019
Citrus Orange wit brew.
Refactored on Jul 29, 2019
To explore faster ways to ferment beer
Neil C on Jul 27, 2019
Trying this out for a quick ferment (citrus orange belgian wit and a citra pale ale),
Refactored on Jul 17, 2019
John H on Jul 7, 2019
high temp yeast
gabriel tanyi on Jun 15, 2019
Product description
James S on Jun 8, 2019
Temperatures in south texas
David price on May 24, 2019
Best yeast on the market m8
dakota t c on May 24, 2019
Again, want to use this yeast on my next brew day.
Melissa B on May 23, 2019
quick unregulated fermentation
Steven Parman on May 17, 2019
Fast fermenting at high temps\fruit flavors
Cody K on May 15, 2019
great temp range for fermentation
JAY P on May 13, 2019
Arianna G on May 8, 2019
Good for IPAs and wide temperature range
David S on May 7, 2019
never used it. heard good things about it
DAVE G on May 4, 2019
No worries about fermentation temps at room temperature
Kenneth M on May 3, 2019
I live in the Sonoran Desert and this yeast handles the heat
Clifton Lawson on May 1, 2019
warm weather brewing
Valued C on Apr 20, 2019
I live in the desert with no fermentation chamber and this yeast should handle the heat.
Clifton Lawson on Apr 18, 2019
I'm curious about the strain. Thanks for the carrying it!
Jason M on Apr 2, 2019
Heard good reviews of flavour and ability to ferment at high temps.
Joseph G on Mar 30, 2019
home brew store is out they usually have it
Brian D H on Jan 11, 2019
Fruity yeast
Seth M R on Dec 27, 2018
Wide fermentation temperature range
David F on Nov 24, 2018
New yeast
Jason O on Aug 30, 2019
it's great for fermenting in the summer
Stephen C on Aug 28, 2019
Should we pitch the entire packet on a 1.080 OG or under-pitch it is as Lars suggests?
Palm Beach Bar and Brewery on May 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I only used this twice with the same routine. 1.055 pale ale and a 1.060 ipa. At room temp. (68F). I let it free rise to about 75F. At least that was the highest I saw. Both had one pack about 60 days from package date. Fairly clean with a Slight citrus to the recipes. Both used wlp-001 normally. I think a single pack will do it fine but may take longer. Also may stress the yeast more creating more esters/citrus. I don't think you'll have a bad beer but if the citrus is too much temp control or a starter may be needed for the next one. Sometimes with new ingredients you just need to play a bit to figure them out.
Because it can ferment at such a high temp so I even need to worry about an ice pack or anything for shipping?
Zek Owrey on Jun 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Zek - We highly recommend adding ice packs to orders for any purchases of yeast.

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Voss is boss
This yeast surpassed my expectations. I went against my better judgement and pitched and fermented at 90f. Final gravity was reached in 18 hours on a 1.065 beer. This yeast threw some awesome orange esters! By far the best NEIPA I’ve brewed to date using this yeast.
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September 13, 2019
3 weeks ago
Super fast, easy to have beer in less than 2 weeks, even with dry hopping and bottling. Clean citrus flavors. Does not clear well, even using Whirlfloc and cold crashing. Did not try gelatin. Looks slightly hazy, but the taste is great. I top-harvested some, so I will see how many times I can re-pitch.
June 24, 2019
3 months ago
This yeast is a beast! Fermented a NEIPA at ~80F. No off flavors whatsoever. Hints of candied oranges, sweet bread, and soft citrus. Fermentation complete in 6 days, I was drinking it after 10 days!

This yeast isnt super flocculant though, so not as much haze is produced as a result of biotransformation.
June 9, 2019
3 months ago
11.3% abv IPA in 4 days
Used to make a triple IPA. Made a delicious, hazy 11.3% brew after just a few days at 90+ degrees. No phenolics whatsoever.
April 13, 2019
Great! Buy it again and recommend!
Great yeast for beers without controlled temp! Fermented @ 25C, took 7 days to fully attenuate from 1063->1014. Low ester production. Worked amazingly on an APA with Cryo Citra.
January 5, 2019
9 months ago
Great phenols
Amazing phenolic from my yeast starter ranging from bananas, cherries, citrus and other stone fruits. I started seeing bubbles on my airlock within an hour. I used two pack on a 4 gallon starter with air stone. Packs were 45 days old. Drying the yeast cake from the starter now.
Kveik on the left, yeast activity is raising internal fermentors 7.1 degrees above ambient.
Kveik on the left, yeast activity is raising internal fermentors 7.1 degrees above ambient.
October 22, 2018
11 months ago