OYL091 Hornindal Kveik - Omega Yeast

OYL091 Hornindal Kveik - Omega Yeast

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Omega brings us yet another remarkably unique Norwegian kveik. Hailing from the Terje Raftevold farmstead, Hornindal hits your beer with an intense, tropical flavor along with an aroma of fresh pineapple, mango and tangerine. Needless to say, it pairs perfectly with fruit-forward hops. Don't be shy about taking this yeast to the upper end of its temperature range to intensify the aroma and fermentation speed. Although Hornindal Kviek is highly flocculent, it will impart a slight haze to the finished beer.
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: High
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 70-95°F
Cell Count: 200 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 # OYL091
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Loren D on Dec 2, 2021
love this new yeast
Mark A on Aug 4, 2021
Loren D on Dec 2, 2021
Connor James S on Sep 12, 2021
love this new yeast
Mark A on Aug 4, 2021
Best yeast for average Homebrewer.
Kevin C on Aug 3, 2021
Temperature range should be ideal for my location
Rick R on Jul 12, 2021
Fruity Esters
Brian K on Jun 22, 2021
temp range
brian g on Jun 18, 2021
Fruit Esters Reported from the yeast
SCOTT T on Jun 1, 2021
Read good things for its use with NEIPAs
Louis on May 27, 2021
I wanna brew
Ken S on May 27, 2021
Brewing a very high gravity seltzer, also your website does not match the Omega site. Alcohol tolerance on this is 16% not 12%
John W on May 20, 2021
doing a splatch with this and another to see what Kveik I like
Alexander G on May 19, 2021
Need a fruity beer by next weekend
David R on May 15, 2021
Seltzer, I'm hoping the flavors can be pulled out.
Chris Dornbach on May 6, 2021
Saw it used on YouTube channel.
William A W on Apr 24, 2021
Kveik is huge right now! I can't be left behind.
Josh Lamb on Apr 23, 2021
Trying something new
troy g on Apr 16, 2021
Doin the Most (youtube) talked a lot about Kveik yeast and I am interested in making Mead and Cider from the Kveik family of yeasts.
Adam40 on Apr 16, 2021
Andrew p on Mar 16, 2021
I am a geek
Eric Alan Clarke S on Mar 12, 2021
Robert W C on Mar 10, 2021
Exploring the more fruity side of kveik, Voss has been too citrusy for my taste
Robert L on Mar 9, 2021
Kveik strains are foolproof and work well for just about everything
Nick M on Mar 6, 2021
It was recommended to me.
Jason J on Jan 28, 2021
Looks interesting.
Victor P on Jan 15, 2021
fun experimenting!
Mark S on Jan 5, 2021
Looks like good for fruit
Jeff F on Nov 26, 2020
Sour ipa
Jeff P on Nov 26, 2020
big beer fast
eric m on Nov 23, 2020
recommended by a reviewer for use in a brut IPA recipe
ryan n on Nov 13, 2020
makes great beer, without temp control
Jason O on Nov 9, 2020
Brewing PALE GREEN HORSE clone. Looking forward to experimenting with this yeast
Kevin J on Oct 12, 2020
Lars Garshol's book suggests it will be a good kveik choice
Wendy A on Oct 3, 2020
Im just experimenting with this, as I was quite Pleased with Voss Kveik and a few other Kveiks that Ive trialed
Dan Kuczmarski on Aug 11, 2020
trying a clone recipe from recent BYO article
Eric O on Jul 29, 2020
Looked interesting to use for Rum Recipe
Brandon L on Jul 24, 2020
Historical relevance
Sergey A on Jul 16, 2020
100 degrees!
David Roberts on Jul 15, 2020
Making a pineapple pale ale.
Michael D on Jul 8, 2020
Trying out new yeast.
Joaquin C on Jul 3, 2020
john h on Jun 27, 2020
I want to try this particular yeast and experiment fermenting in a warm environment
Brian H on Jun 26, 2020
Read article on it
Tom on Jun 24, 2020
Ferment at warm temps
stephen b on Jun 23, 2020
Looks fun
Taylor C on Jun 18, 2020
Warm environment to ferment in
Kyle Lane on Jun 17, 2020
Bought it before
Valued C on Jun 16, 2020
I have never used kveik and was told that this and hotheads are two of the best.
Dean W on Jun 13, 2020
Brewing a black IPA
Robert F G on Jun 10, 2020
Fermentation Temp range
Valued C on Jun 9, 2020
Connor James S on Sep 12, 2021
Best yeast for average Homebrewer.
Kevin C on Aug 3, 2021
What type of beer is best for this strain of yeast ?
Joseph on Jun 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Pale ale, ipa, brown ales and stouts

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
This is overall a great yeast. Interesting ester production and works incredibly well at ambient garage temperatures in Arizona (up to 102F)

The product itself is great, however, be careful when ordering seasonal yeasts through the mail. If your ambient temps are over 100, you're less than likely to get a useable package delivered.
July 19, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This yeast is a BEAST
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June 16, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First time using Kveik and I was amazed at the speed and flavor. Completed fermentation in 5 days and drinking on day 6. Used it on the haze craze kit and obtained the tropical flavors I wanted at 89 degrees.
May 11, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
In love with a yeast
Fast fermentation and pleasant fruity flavor
March 26, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great. Fast fermentation delicious juice/tropical fruit notes
March 7, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
There is no way around it - this is a beast of a yeast! Fermented at 85-90 degrees. Grain to Glass in 7 days with a kegging setup. I never thought that would be possible. I get some citrus, but the couple of times I have used this I have paired with some Citra hops, one time for a NEIPA and once for an experimental Amber. This may be my new house yeast.
November 25, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Rethink everything you know about yeast!
Unreal yeast!

Made a normal 2L starter from the pack. Divided into mason jars and have been pitching 1 tablespoon into 6 gallons of wort. Fermenting at 95F and it chews through the sugar at breakneck speed. No fusels, no off flavors. Made a neipa and a neiipa so far. Last Thursday pitched 1 tablespoon into a 1.083 OG, and it was down to 1.020 in 24 hours. Letting it go another few days for cleanup, but I tasted a sample at 24 hours and other than being 95F, it wasn't bad! No off flavors! At warmer temps I get orange juice. Once cooled, it's predominantly pineapple. Gets more dank and resiny as it ages a bit.

Next, I'm going to build another 2L starter, decant the liquid and smear the paste onto parchment paper. Dry it in the oven ad 85F, crunch up and store the flakes in the freezer. Been reading that the frozen flakes will last 20 years! Amazing stuff!
November 23, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Everything you hoped....
Exactly what you hope. 95F fermentation. Tastes great. Takes much less time to ferment.
October 27, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
+90F no problem
Despite ordering ice packs arrived to my doorstep +90F as a puffy bag. I thought for certain this yeast would be dead but I tossed it in the refrig. 4 days later I brewed. I let it sit out 4-5 hours it swelled up again. Temps during fermentation were always 88-95F. I used O2 for 60 minutes, 7 days later racked - short and sweet. I can brew in summer without temp controlling- perfect.
Arrived to my doorstep measuring 90F with melted ice packs
Arrived to my doorstep measuring 90F with melted ice packs
October 20, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I loved it, very interesting FAST strain.
I bought this from a local homebrew shop. Very interesting yeast. Does everything it says, ferments super fast at high temp, I fermented it in the low to mid 90s. Throws some really nice overripe tropical fruit esters, but leaves an extremely clean beer with no fusels.I hope this strain sticks around for a while as I have ans to incorporate it into some different recipes.
August 21, 2020