From: Imperial Yeast
Type: Kveik Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Blend of 3 kveik strains conquers wort, leaving tropical fruit flavors in its wake. Kveiking [Kuh-vahy-king] noun: A blend of three Kveik strains that can produce an insane amount of pineapple, guava and other exotic tropical fruit aromas. verb: Hopefully not an Old Norse term for an activity we should not be promoting. The Kveiking blend thrives in hot fermentations when big complex ester profiles are desired. A low pitch rate can be used to drive these aromatics even higher but the brewer should ensure this low pitch rate can be combined with a continuously high fermentation temperature. If the temperature drops too low, the corresponding level of attenuation can be low, with high terminal gravities. This blend contains flocculent and non-flocculent yeast strains, therefore the clarity of the final beers produced can be variable. Use this blend for anything from new school hazy IPAs to traditional Norwegian farmhouse brews. The Kveiking blend also works well when fermenting kettle soured worts for a strong tropical fruit character.
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Brewing Properties of Kveiking
The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
The optimal temperature is the range in which the yeast performs best without putting off any off-flavors. Pitching the yeast into wort usually happens at the low end of the temperature range.
Comparable Beer Yeasts
If you cannot find Kveiking (A44) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Kveiking
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Kveiking yeast:
Kveik, American IPA, Hazy IPA, American Pale Ale, Black IPA, Red IPA, Red Ale, Robust Porter, American Stout, Winter Seasonal Beer, English IPA, Extra Special Bitter, Bitter, Stout, Tropical, Blonde Ale, American Strong Ale, Cream Ale, American Amber Lager, American Brown Ale, White IPA & Imperial IPA
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