A top fermenting yeast, Voss Kveik offers fast fermentation at very high temperatures whilst retaining a neutral flavour character with subtle citrus fruit notes.
M12 Kveik Yeast is suitable for a range of styles from Norwegian Farmhouse Ales to Pale Ales and IPAs.
Attenuation: High (77-82 %)
Flocculation: Very High (5/5)
Usage Directions: Sprinkle contents directly onto a maximum of 23 L (6 US Gal) of wort. Suitable to ferment 20-40 °C (68-104 °F) but for optimal results ferment at 30-40 °C (86-104 F).
Storage Recommendations: Store in the fridge.
(Ingredients: Yeast, emulsifier E491)
Kveik (pronounced to rhyme with bike) simply means “yeast” in Norwegian – and while Kveik yeast is seemingly a new sensation in the craft beer world, Norwegian ‘Kveik’ yeasts have a long history.
Each Kveik yeast has it’s own specific profile, but they are all known for their ability to ferment across a wide temperature range, include temperatures as high as 40°C (104°F)! Furthermore, unlike most familiar farmhouse style yeasts, which are often phenolic – Kveik ferments with an exceptionally clean taste profile, with just a delicate hint of fruity esters.
These qualities, along with their interesting backstory, have meant Kveik yeasts have become the exciting new trend in the craft brewing world, especially for brewing IPAs – the Voss Kveik being perfect for American style IPAs on account of its restrained orange-citrus flavour profile.
However, their use is potentially even more exciting for the home user, especially those in warmer climes, due to the reduced reliance on cool ambient fermentation temperatures.