Omega Yeast | OYL-061 Voss Kveik | Beer Yeast | Double Pitch | 225 Billion Cells

Omega Yeast | OYL-061 Voss Kveik | Beer Yeast | Double Pitch | 225 Billion Cells

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  • OYL-061 is a Norwegian kveik strain that presents orange-citrus notes throughout its wide temperature range
  • Pairs well with citrusy, fruity hops. Non-phenolic and no noticeable fusels, even at higher temperatures
  • Double pitch size with a minimum of 225 billion cells—twice the size of the standard yeast pitch
  • Proprietary propagation methods generate fresh, metabolically strong yeast cells and optimal biomass
  • Omega Yeast is founded on curiosity and innovation, expertly producing common workhorse varieties and many unique strains

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: 225 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.

Please Note: When choosing an ice pack option beware that the liquid yeast will not arrive cold even when shipped together. Ice packs and insulated mailing options are designed to keep the yeast colder for longer during shipment, but they will not ensure that your yeast arrives cold. We will not replace liquid yeast that arrives warm. During warmer months we strongly recommend you choose dry yeast.

Item # OYL061
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Working on a citrus based brew project.
Stephen C on Dec 5, 2022
Trying it out
Nick on Sep 1, 2022
Working on a citrus based brew project.
Stephen C on Dec 5, 2022
I've used the Hornindal Kveik in a multitude of brews, and I want to see how successful I can be with the Voss.
Stephen R S on Sep 9, 2022
Trying it out
Nick on Sep 1, 2022
Recipe calls for it
Zach B on Jul 11, 2022
best choice
bryan s on Jun 10, 2022
the orange flavors of this yeast play incredibly well with cascade hops
Brandon P on May 14, 2022
Doing research
Sean Timothy C on May 3, 2022
to speed up the process
Jessica A B on Apr 23, 2022
Taste great
Ryan C on Mar 30, 2022
To subdue off flavors during hot ferments.
Mia S on Jun 26, 2021
Great for hot conditions, garage fermentation without fruit taste
Josh L on Jun 17, 2021
Have not used this yeast
Valued C on May 12, 2021
Because Sigmund's beer sounds great
Chris Dornbach on May 6, 2021
Great yeast. Long time user.
Jamieson V on Mar 24, 2021
Andrew p on Mar 16, 2021
Used it before. Great for milkshake ipa
Randy S on Mar 2, 2021
Nicholas A O on Feb 18, 2021
Trying it out
Matthew S on Feb 9, 2021
I've had success using it in the past
Chase Gteen on Jan 11, 2021
Chris P on Jan 6, 2021
Coming from a Norwegian background, I've been intrigued by this year since I first heard about it.
Tracy M N on Dec 22, 2020
heard good things about this yeast and wanted to give it a try
Tommy M on Dec 9, 2020
Martin M on Nov 7, 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
Valued C 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 James F on Mar 29, 2020
I've used the Hornindal Kveik in a multitude of brews, and I want to see how successful I can be with the Voss.
Stephen R S on Sep 9, 2022
Recipe calls for it
Zach B on Jul 11, 2022
I ordered this yeast with ice packs and half of the bags are flat and half are bloated. Are the bloated ones any good to use???
gilberto medina on Nov 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: They will likely be okay to use still. It is always best practice to do a starter fermentation by pitching the yeast into a half gallon or so of wort for a day before adding it to your main batch. If there appears to be activity in the starter fermentation then the yeast will be good to go for the full batch. You can brew a starter wort ahead of time or simply sequester some of the wort from your brewday.
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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Rated 4 out of 5
great site and rapid shipping
terrific products
January 19, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
Install a blow off tube with this yeast from the beginning. Started quick at about 80F and attenuated beyond package description.
January 8, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
New Yeast, New Expectations.
Got this yeast because it seems to be the yeast everyone is talking about. Used it on a traditional IPA recipe and was disappointed. Fermented quick and hot (85F), as advertised, but threw of pithy esters and a chalky mouth feel. Still needs a good while to condition, so any time saved in fermentation has been eaten up in the extra cold crash/conditioning stage - after which it tastes... Fine. Probably best used for hazies (with a chloride heavy water profile) or in farmhouse ales.

Don't expect this to replace your more traditional yeast variants in your tried and true recipes. It has its place, but it will take you a while to figure out where that place is for you.
January 5, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This stuff really lives up to its hype.
September 5, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Super fast fermentation at high temperature
Fermentation was complete in about 36 hours @ 102 degrees
July 21, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good stuff!
This is some really strong yeast! It goes right to work as soon as you pitch it.
June 29, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Kevic Voss
It's a good yeast but don't really see all the hype about Kevic yeast
April 22, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 4 years ago