LalBrew® Voss Kveik Ale Yeast - Lallemand

LalBrew® Voss Kveik Ale Yeast - Lallemand

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Kveik is a Norwegian word meaning yeast. In the Norwegian farmhouse tradition, kveik was preserved by drying and passed from generation to generation. Kveik is the original, traditional dried yeast! The LalBrew Voss strain was obtained from Sigmund Gjernes (Voss, Norway), who has maintained this culture using traditional methods since the 1980s and generously shared it with the wider brewing community. LalBrew Voss supports a wide range of fermentation temperatures between 25-40°C (77-104°F) with a very high optimal range of 35-40°C (95-104°F). Very fast fermentations are achieved within the optimal temperature range with full attenuation typically achieved within 2-3 days. The flavor profile is consistent across the entire temperature range: neutral with subtle fruity notes of orange and citrus. Flocculation is very high producing clear beers without filtration or use of process aids.

Beer Styles: Norwegian farmhouse ales, neutral ales
Aroma: Relatively neutral at high temps, slight orange and citrus notes
Attenutation: Medium to High
Fermentation Range: 77-104°F (Optimal: 95-104°F)
Flocculation: Very High
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV
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I have a short window to brew a batch of beer. Kveik yeast can flocculate super quickly if fermented at about 75 degrees F.
Davis B on Nov 24, 2020
Voss Kveik is awesome for desert brewing. You don't have to worry about temp control; just leave your carboy out in the garage and this kveik will go to town.
Mason H on Nov 16, 2020
I have a short window to brew a batch of beer. Kveik yeast can flocculate super quickly if fermented at about 75 degrees F.
Davis B on Nov 24, 2020
Been curious for awhile now should be dank
Adam D on Nov 24, 2020
Voss Kveik is awesome for desert brewing. You don't have to worry about temp control; just leave your carboy out in the garage and this kveik will go to town.
Mason H on Nov 16, 2020
This dry Kveik is awesome
Michael G on Nov 14, 2020
I’ve heard great thing about it.
FERNANDO MEZA on Nov 9, 2020
its good yeast
Ryan B on Nov 5, 2020
Like a yeast that doesn't need fancy fermentation temp controls
Richard Schmittdiel on Nov 5, 2020
Sounds good for a belgian wit
Victor B on Nov 3, 2020
I live in the hot desert. I need a viable yeast option that can stand the heat
Chris S on Nov 2, 2020
Awesome yeast
Daniela G on Oct 31, 2020
try something new
Nick S on Oct 29, 2020
Used it before. Excellent, easy to use.
MICHAEL K on Oct 29, 2020
Love this yeast
Shad S on Oct 24, 2020
Trying something new
Love a dry Kveik yeast.
Robert G on Oct 20, 2020
this is enough yeast for 10 batches almost.
Clayton M on Oct 20, 2020
heard good things
Robert S on Oct 13, 2020
Thought I’d try out this strain of yeast for a strong ale recipe I have planned.
Eddie M on Oct 10, 2020
Too hot to ship liquid yeast right now
Brennan Doerr on Oct 6, 2020
Jumping onto the Kviek train....
Ju S on Oct 5, 2020
Heard good things about what Lallemand is doing
Josh J on Sep 29, 2020
Trying a different dry yeast
Jason E on Sep 24, 2020
Use this because of its higher temp fermentation
Russell on Sep 22, 2020
Great yeast for unique mead making
Shad S on Sep 22, 2020
Curious about the buzz
Michael J on Sep 17, 2020
Dry yeast is great for when you aren't sure when you want to brew.
Eric P on Sep 16, 2020
I interested in trying Kveik yeast.
Edward H on Sep 9, 2020
Warm ferments
Brendon M on Jul 7, 2020
Wanted to have a Kveik yeast on hand
Greg Bublitz on Jul 4, 2020
I heard great things about using this yeast.
Mikel R on Jul 4, 2020
High fermentation temp, short fermentation time.
Will N on Jul 3, 2020
neat stuff
Jacob M on Jul 1, 2020
Daniel Sibley on Jul 1, 2020
Interested in quick turn to meet stay at home demand
Douglas M on Jul 1, 2020
Trying a new yeast.
Shaun J on Jun 30, 2020
Product Testing
Christopher K on Jun 27, 2020
I used Loki yeast and it turned out great! I wanted to try a dry version.
Edward K on Jun 27, 2020
I can't manage temps well yet so I'm trying this.
Christian A on Jun 15, 2020
Looking to experiment with Kveik
Shawn A on Jun 13, 2020
This yeast is a beast.
Bear in Tucson on Jun 13, 2020
worth a try
JAKE S on Jun 13, 2020
needed yeast on hand
Stephen S on Jun 12, 2020
Warm temp
Michael G on Jun 8, 2020
Want to brew faster, reading Historical Brewing Techs now
Mark B on Jun 8, 2020
Read about it and wanted to try it out
Matthew F on Jun 6, 2020
Fast fermentation at room temp
Have been reading articles lately as to its quick fermentation and stability across warmer temperatures
John M on Jun 5, 2020
I've been wanting to get to know kveik year for a few years, now. Since it's raining popularity and easier to find, this seemed like the time.
Sam on Jun 3, 2020
1s time
Roberto G on Jun 2, 2020
Going to use it in a Wheat to try to get some orange flavors from the yeast.
Thomas J D on Jun 2, 2020
Been curious for awhile now should be dank
Adam D on Nov 24, 2020
This dry Kveik is awesome
Michael G on Nov 14, 2020
How many grams per gallon at 70°f of the dry voss? And what happens if you over pitch?
William Grabowski on Sep 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The small packs of Lalbrew Voss are meant for 19 liters of beer. Over pitching Voss leads to neutral sensory characteristics.

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Killer yeast with great power and attenuation.
Fermented exactly as described. I literally saw action in the airlock within 15 minutes of pitching into 90 degree wort. I split the 10 gallon batch as an Amber ale and a Pale ale dry hopped with 3 ounces of Moutere. Both beers came out fantastic. Great attenuation and both beers were kegged in 5 days.
October 31, 2020
1 month ago
Kveik..... Solid Yeast
Good Stuff.... I use it in my Mead Hydromels. Love the flavor profiles it produces.
October 22, 2020
2 months ago
Great stuff
2 packets in a 12 gallon batch, no starter or prehydrating and I had a vigorous fermentation in 2 hours.
October 19, 2020
1 month ago
Direct pitch in homage to Interstellar Automaton originally brewed by Modern Times and collab with Automatic Brewing of SD. Direct pitch to wort at 94F. Started to ferment in JUST 2 HOURS, done in 3 days, OG 1.070, FG 1.014. Truly everything it is advertised to be. Amazing will use again!
October 8, 2020
2 months ago
Fast, phenomenal yeast
As a homebrewer particularly interested in recipe development at the moment, I'm looking for a yeast that's fast, fairly clean, and tough to mess up. This yeast is 11/10 on all of those fronts - it drops out like a rock in about 2-3 days, ferments in 48 hours at 95?, is quite clean while contributing subtle esters (hard to place, but vaguely orange-peel), and just seems unshakably committed to fermenting with little help. No oxygenation need, per the instructions, and you just need a heat pad and a few days. I just brewed a very solid Berliner "Vosse" in 7 days, kettle souring included (see Lallemand's SourPitch).

Bottom line, buy this immediately and give it a shot in, really, any style you can think of
September 29, 2020
What a great yeast. Fast fermentation with a great floral taste. Works good at low temp fermenting. I will use it again.
I was a little worried that I just messed up a batch of beer that cost 50 dollars to make, lol.
I made my Imperial Stout and tried the Voss/ Keivik Yeast. I had done no research on this yeast and bought two 11 gram packs. I miss understood the pitching rate on the package . I interpreted it saying o.5 to 1.0 packs per gallon, lol. I pitched 22 grams on 5 gallons and once I realized the amount to use it was too ate. Beer Gods saved me, it fermented in 3 days and turned out a little dryer than I wanted. I checked the gravity it was FG-1.012. And the OG was 1.112. It has a nice floral aroma in the front but over pitching gave it a alcohol finish, but not bad at all. I chilled it down to 40°f and drank it. It was great , hardly any alcohol finish. I will not over pitch next time. My fermentation temp was about 70°f - 72°f. I will use this yeast again.
September 24, 2020
Good Yeast
I've used this yeast for 3 different brews now, and it's currently cranking away at a 4th (sour this time). I keep it as high as my Grainfather conical will heat, which is usually around 93-94 degrees in my basement with ambient temp of 68.

Every beer has finished fast and tasted great! Definitely recommend.
August 27, 2020
6 months ago
Orange Zest
Split wort of Red IPA into two ferm vessels, pitched Kveik in one stored at 82°F and second using WLP-001 at 63°F. Kveik was done in 3 days, dry hopped and in the keg by day 7. Once 001 finished and carbed conducted semi-blind triangle test. Was able to pick Kveik sample every time due to not unpleasant (but not subtle) Orange zest flavor. While I liked the Kveik, I found the yeast flavors dominated the hops and preferred the 001 for a Red IPA. Will explore use in a Blond or at lower temps.
August 17, 2020
4 months ago
Brewed an ale in an unairconditioned closet with temps in the 80s and this yeast took off!!!!
July 28, 2020
4 months ago
Easy and Excellent
I brewed a Simcoe SMaSH and pitched this. It was super easy (no rehydration needed) and it chewed up the sugars without causing any blow-offs. Started the temp at around 78 and ramped up to 85 over the course of a few days. I was actually slightly over on my intended FG but I think I mashed a bit low.

Would recommend to anyone!
July 21, 2020
5 months ago