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Omega HotHead Ale

$8.99

SKU# OYL057

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An ale strain of Norwegian origin that has an astoundingly wide temperature range (62F-98F) with little difference in flavor profile across the whole range. Temperature control is unnecessary with this strain. It has a unique fruitiness that makes it complementary to modern hop varieties. This just may be the perfect yeast for warmer climates or those hot summer months. Hothead is a proprietary strain that you will not find anywhere else.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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An ale strain of Norwegian origin that has an astoundingly wide temperature range (62F-98F) with little difference in flavor profile across the whole range. Temperature control is unnecessary with this strain. It has a unique fruitiness that makes it complementary to modern hop varieties. This just may be the perfect yeast for warmer climates or those hot summer months. Hothead is a proprietary strain that you will not find anywhere else.
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Yeast Format Liquid
Yeast Style Omega Exclusive
Min Fermenting Temp 62
Max Fermenting Temp 98
Flocculation Medium-High
Min Attenuation % 75
Max Attenuation % 85
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My favorite ale yeast
I have used Omega's Hothead as my house strain for the past year. It has been the perfect all around ale yeast. I never have to worry about fermentation temperature. Ferments quickly, cleanly and has a berry note that comes out at higher fermentation temperatures.
April 1, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Fusil production?
analysisI was intrigued about the claim of fermenting at 80*F+ temperatures. I used it in a wheat session recipe and temps were as hi as 88*F. Flavor and aromas were fine, but a splitting headache followed! Every time I had a beer, "Pop Skull"! I went over my brewer's journal, from water chemistry, to the rests, grain bill, sanitizers, cleansers, everything.
What or who is the culprit. I have access to a couple of NMRs for analysis and I could kick myself not submitting a sample. All indications point to a case of fusil alcohols & or oils, like what I would get with a bit of head and a dose of tails in a cereal distillate. But that's the kicker... I did not "taste" such.
For what it's worth, I'll see what others have to say and go from there. I am tempted to make a 1 gal., batch and run it through an NMR and se what I get.
August 17, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Great all-purpose yeast
The Omega Hot Head Ale Yeast is everything is was billed to be.

I used this yeast for a Modern Times Blazing World clone, 3 gallon batch. Pitched one pack and fermented at 68-72F.

It was a quick starter, good, thick golden krausen after 24 hours, and fermented completely to FG=1.010 within 4 days.

I will definitely use this yeast again!
April 11, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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Hi. Is the yeast liquid or dry?
A shopper on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Liquid. There is no 'smack pack' (nutrient packet) to deal with. Omega yeast packs have 150 billion cells each (compared to 100 billion for other liquid yeasts).

The only negative I have for Omega yeasts is that you need to rinse out the package with about a cup of unfermented wort from your batch in order to get all of the yeast out of the package.

Overall, I find Omega yeasts to perform very well, and the Hothead Ale yeast is amazing!
What style of beer goes best with this?
sterling n on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I brewed a two hearted IPA clone and it turned out well. Make sure that you have enough head space in your fermentation bucket or carboy because this yeast goes nuts. It blew the top off of a bucket for a holiday ale that I tried to brew with this yeast.

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