Yeast suggestions... warm fermenting

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Yeast suggestions... warm fermenting

Post by Mr_Tastyfish » 5 months ago

So it looks like summer is fast approaching, and I have no practical way of keeping my ferments cool. Instead, I'm looking to see what yeast strains people are using that they would suggest perform well at temperatures above 20C. I know that some of the Norwegian kveik strains have been used at 30C and higher with good results. I might go that route, and use a heat belt in the middle of summer!

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Post by brhenrio » 5 months ago

Research the kviek strains first, some are better performers than others in the heat. Definitely a good way to go.
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Re: Yeast suggestions... warm fermenting

Post by Warthaug » 5 months ago

The voss strain of kveik is quite clean up to the mid 20C's, and can ferment as high as 39C (or so) while throwing a nice citrus character which complements IPAs quite nicely. It does have a bit of an acidic finish at those higher temps though.
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Post by Mr_Tastyfish » 5 months ago

I picked up the Hornindal kveik blend from Escarpment labs... LHBS was out of Voss. Supposed to have more of a fruity character from what I've read. I'm using it to brew a cream ale this afternoon, so I guess I'll see how it turns out soon enough.

Going to pitch at around 25C and let it go from there.

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