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Offline kw642

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Temperatures for Kveik
« on: July 17, 2019, 05:13:02 PM »
I have one packet each of Hornindal Kveik and Voss Kveik that I plan on using over the next few days.  The package claims they work best at 90F or even higher.  This seems obvious, but I want to confirm that I can pull the wort chiller at 90F and start fermenting as opposed to chilling the wort to the usual 70F standard.

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Re: Temperatures for Kveik
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 05:17:55 PM »
Information about the yeasts from one of the suppliers:

https://omegayeast.com/yeast/norwegian-ales/voss-kveik

https://omegayeast.com/yeast/norwegian-ales/hornindal-kveik

While they do not give any specific pitching instructions, the temperature range of both strains clearly encompasses both sides of 90F.
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Re: Temperatures for Kveik
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 07:26:04 AM »
I think it should be noted that most yeast "Work Best" at far higher temperatures than we contain them to.

The exception with the Norwegian yeasts is that they seem to not produce many "Bad" off flavors at higher temperatures. Personally, I don't like the flavors they produced from the two batches I produced with them.
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