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 0.14 LBS
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My LHBS does not carry it
Jack Capodice I on May 27, 2020
Trying a new yeast making a farmhouse/saison.
Jason B on Apr 9, 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
high temp yeast
gabriel tanyi on Jun 15, 2019
Product description
James Salvi 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 Freeman on Nov 24, 2018
Love this stuff
Pete Previte on Apr 23, 2020
To ferment at higher temperatures
Andres L on Apr 7, 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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Kevic Voss
It's a good yeast but don't really see all the hype about Kevic yeast
April 22, 2020
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
5 months ago
Made and Incredible NEIPA
After a year and a half trying out different yeast for HAZY IPAs (NEIPAs) I finally got around to trying out the Voss Kveik. All I can say is that I'm totally blown away. I did a super simple recipe. 5 Gallon

All Pilsner Malt,flaked oats and flaked wheat. Zero bittering hops during boil. Used 6 oz of hops in a 45 min whirlpool under 160 degrees. Pitched the Voss yeast at 80 degrees and then cooled it down to 74 degrees for the entire duration of fermentation. Day four I added 4 ounces of hops while fermentation was still pretty active. Day 8 I added 4 more ounces of hops after yeast had done it's job. Crashed it to 45 degrees on day 11 and kegged it on day 12. To my surprise I got a beautiful brilliant yellow color with that amazing haze I've been after for so long. By far the best perma-haze I've ever achieved. My final pint looked just as hazy as the first. Doing another batch now to see if I can repeat it.. Try this yeast, you won't be dissapointed. It is a BEAST...
My first pour of the best NEIPA I've made so far.  Hope I can do it again.
My first pour of the best NEIPA I've made so far. Hope I can do it again.
January 4, 2020
6 months ago
Amazing yeast
I tend to ferment on the cooler side with this yeast at 72 degrees and I get clean yet unique flavor profile. I made an Amber with this yeast and it is one of the best beers I have made so far. Last night I pitched yeast I harvested from the same Amber 57 days ago into a pale ale and 12 hours later a thick krausen has formed. This is good stuff!
September 30, 2019
1 year ago
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
9 months 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
11 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
1 year ago