OYL057 HotHead® Ale - Omega Yeast

OYL057 HotHead® Ale - Omega Yeast

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This is without a doubt the yeast strain for brewers fermenting without temperature control. A Norwegian ale strain with an absolutely ludicrous fermentation range, HotHead can ferment comfortably at any temperature between 62-98°F without producing off flavors! Clean enough for American and English styles alike, with an aroma of honey and overripe mango. We proudly raise a horn to this modern Norse legend. Skål!
Attenuation: 75-85%
Flocculation: Medium-High
Alocohol Tolerance: 11% ABV
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 62-98°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 # OYL057
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14LBS
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Because of high temp range.
Randall C on Jul 3, 2019
For the broad temperature range it allows.
J S on May 31, 2019
Because of high temp range.
Randall C on Jul 3, 2019
temp control
Travis L on Jun 28, 2019
For the broad temperature range it allows.
J S on May 31, 2019
Temperatures in south texas
David price on May 24, 2019
Making a raw IPA
Thomas A on May 21, 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
sounds interesting
Christian J F on May 8, 2019
Don't currently have a fermentation chamber. Seems ideal.
Shawn B H on Mar 22, 2019
Interested in trying this yeast
Kevin M on Mar 4, 2019
I love how clean this yeast is at high temp
Marvin O on Mar 2, 2019
Sean Robert B on Feb 26, 2019
Looks Fun
Sean D on Jan 24, 2019
I've heard good things.
Brandon E on Jan 18, 2019
temp control
Travis L on Jun 28, 2019
Temperatures in south texas
David price on May 24, 2019

5.0 / 5.0
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Made a starter for this yeast and it took right off. After adding it to the wort at around 90 degrees, it was already active in under four hours. Amazing strain!!
July 3, 2019
1 month ago
More Heat, better treats!
This Yeast is a beast! Under pitch it and feed it heat, it loves to be mistreated!
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June 11, 2019
1 month ago
Best Yeast Ever!
I have been using OYL-057 for 2 years, and it is an outstanding performing yeast at any temperature. For those who are advanced "yeast beasts", this strain is one of the easiest to isolate and capture from the primary fermentation vessel. I have had great success with 4 and 5 generations of this yeast, which makes it economical as well. HotHead has worked best on IPA's and Pale Ales, but it did remarkably well on an Irish Red and a Porter. I have achieved ABV's of about 9.0% in a DIPA before it 'ran out of gas' in primary fermentation.
January 18, 2019
6 months ago
Good yeast
Used it in a oatmeal stout got a very good fermentation will put it in 2nd in a few days.
January 16, 2019
6 months ago
Nice Yeast
I have only had a chance to use this a few times, but so far I really like it. Has a crazy wide temperature range, which is nice if you don't have a temperature controlled fermentation chamber. Seems to stick down hard, at least when fined with gelatin. I think this strain is clean enough that it could become a sort of "house yeast" that is used on many different casual styles. I plan to use more of this yeast.
December 8, 2018
9 months ago
Perfect yeast for brewing IPAs in South Florida
I've brewed three IPAs with this yeast here in South Florida, where, without a refrigerated fermentation chamber, I'm lucky to ferment any cooler than 74 degrees in the summer. The beers are clean and hop forward.
November 8, 2018
8 months ago