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The Skare Kveik (sourced from Gunnar Skare; actually pronounced "scar-uh") has gained a reputation in homebrew circles for quick and somewhat more neutral flavour profile. This blend of four isolates from Skare selects the best of the bunch and this blend can be used to produce clean beers quickly, including the recently popular "kveik lagers".
Brewing Properties of Skare Kveik
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.
Common Beer Styles using Skare Kveik
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Skare Kveik yeast:
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