Lallemand Voss kveik beer yeast
Kveik is a Norwegian word meaning yeast. In the Norwegian farmhouse tradition, kveik was preserved by drying and passed from generation to generation. Kveik is the original, traditional dried yeast! The LalBrew Voss strain was obtained from Sigmund Gjernes (Voss, Norway), who has maintained this culture using traditional methods since the 1980’s and generously shared it with the wider brewing community.
LalBrew Voss supports a vide range of fermentation temperatures (25 - 40 °C) with a very high optimal range (35 - 40 °C). Very fast fermentations are achieved within the optimal temperature range with full attenuation typically achieved within 2 - 3 days. The flavor profile is consistent across the entire temparture range: neutral with subtle fruity notes of orange and citrus. Flocculation is very high producing clear beers without filtration or use of process aids.
Voss Kveik is a single strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae traditionally used to brew Norwegian farmhouse ales but truly suitable for a number of beer styles. Do not be afraid to push the limit with this yeast, it can sustain higher temperatures, does not produce off-flavors but instead earthy, estery and citrusy notes.
Attenuation: Medium - high
Alcohol tolerance: 12 %
Flocculation: Very High
Optimum fermentation temperature: 25 - 40 °C (77 - 104 °F)
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