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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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Have read great things about it and want to improve my beer
Timothy F on Aug 27, 2020
I’ve been interested in this
troy s on Aug 5, 2020
Have read great things about it and want to improve my beer
Timothy F on Aug 27, 2020
My garage is always +85F during summer- this does the trick
MIke McCullough on Aug 27, 2020
I’ve been interested in this
troy s on Aug 5, 2020
Awesome fermentation
Brian P on Aug 5, 2020
Trying out new yeast.
Joaquin C on Jul 3, 2020
I have had great experience with this yeast, easy to use and re-use.
Neil C on Jul 1, 2020
Try new yeast
Brian S on Jun 28, 2020
john h on Jun 27, 2020
Trying a new yeast!
Anthony R on Jun 25, 2020
I've brewed with Voss a few times and have had great results across a variety of temperature ranges. This will be perfect for my father-in-law who is just starting to get into BIAB brewing and lives in a warm climate.
Nicholas B on Jun 22, 2020
Good reviews
Aaron S on Jun 22, 2020
Fermentation without temp control, (outside temp @ home w/ blanket is ~90-100*F).
Dylan O on Jun 22, 2020
makes a good peach cider
Justin R E on Jun 19, 2020
friend recommendation
Travis R on Jun 16, 2020
Because this is a so-cal summer!
Anthony J S on Jun 16, 2020
Experimenting with kveik
Jesse H on Jun 12, 2020
Awesome new strain to try!
Miles M on Jun 11, 2020
Interested in kveik yeast
Alex W G on Jun 5, 2020
Large fermentation temperature range
Benjamin A on Jun 5, 2020
This is becoming my go-to yeast for nearly every application. It's a beast, beautiful flavors at high temps, good clean flavor at low temps
Jeffrey S on Jun 2, 2020
My LHBS does not carry it
Jack Capodice I on May 27, 2020
Love this stuff
Pete Previte on Apr 23, 2020
Trying a new yeast making a farmhouse/saison.
Jason B on Apr 9, 2020
To ferment at higher temperatures
Andres L on Apr 7, 2020
Want to give it a try as there is no PA Omega Lithuanian Farm
Michael G on Apr 6, 2020
First time using it
Paul S on Apr 1, 2020
Mad scientist
Robert F on Mar 29, 2020
My go to Yeast, works great with pale ales.
Joseph on Mar 14, 2020
summer is coming, want to get before weather changes
Shaun G on Mar 12, 2020
Trying new yeast
William W on Mar 7, 2020
never tried, heard good things
Tannis Bush on Mar 6, 2020
Brewing in Summer months for a change..,,
Edward C. V on Mar 4, 2020
To ferment in higher temperatures
Adam C C on Feb 21, 2020
Because that was what I was looking for.
Leif S on Feb 18, 2020
Heard great things about it on the MeadHouse podcast
Jose A on Jan 24, 2020
interested in trying
Brian k on Jan 21, 2020
Utilitarian kviek for summer (NZ) brewing
William C on Dec 14, 2019
heritage yeast of Norway
Emerson W on Oct 12, 2019
High temp, climate change
Alexander G G on Sep 25, 2019
Local brewery recommended it.
Matthew W on Sep 25, 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
My garage is always +85F during summer- this does the trick
MIke McCullough on Aug 27, 2020
Awesome fermentation
Brian P on Aug 5, 2020
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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I was unsure how it would work for me as I e had off flavors in production beers that used Kveik yeast but I am impressed. It was active quickly and the taste is awesome!
September 9, 2020
1 month ago
This stuff really lives up to its hype.
September 5, 2020
2 months ago
Super fast fermentation at high temperature
Fermentation was complete in about 36 hours @ 102 degrees
July 21, 2020
3 months ago
Good stuff!
This is some really strong yeast! It goes right to work as soon as you pitch it.
June 29, 2020
4 months ago
Excellent Ale Yeast!!!
I bought some more because I was frivolous with the first one, but I have been harvesting this one and it works great even dried as chips!
June 4, 2020
6 months ago
Kevic Voss
It's a good yeast but don't really see all the hype about Kevic yeast
April 22, 2020
6 months ago
Started fermenting faster than any other yeast
I did a small yeast starter for 24 hours using 2 packs of the Voss Kveik yeast and within 5 hours of pitching the yeast it was fermenting like crazy. It basically finished in about 2 days @ 90F. Amazing yeast and I will be washing the yeast and keeping it for my next batch.
April 15, 2020
6 months ago
Omega Yeast - Voss Kveik
This family of Kveik yeast is my new "go to yeast" due to is temperature and ABV tolerance. Along with the bonus of a great flavor profile that works well with most beer styles. This yeast will clear up quicker than most when cold aged for a few weeks.
April 5, 2020
7 months ago
Summertime IPA’s
Look forward to brewing when I’m usually shut down by temperature. I live in warm climes for five of twelve months. Now I can brew far longer into the Spring and Summer with the use of this yeast.
March 23, 2020
7 months ago
Speeds things up!
It's true, you can be drinking beer in less than a week from brew day with this yeast. Amazing to run it at 95-100F and get no off flavors. I have found that the beer does improve with a little aging, two or three weeks, to develop the flavors of the malt and hops. Hazy IPA fans, this is a great yeast for you!
February 9, 2020
10 months ago