Legend of Lutra Extract Recipe Kit

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Enjoy a lager-like profile without the wait!

Legend of Lutra™ is a recipe kit we have formulated to really let this unique and clean yeast/kveik strain shine. The simple malt base is inspired by the pervasive American Lager style and then bolstered with a small amount of light caramel malt to lend a golden hue, while a modest dose of hops provide just enough bitterness to balance. The real star of the show is Omega's Lutra™ kveik strain and its incredible versatility. Temperature control is not needed with this strain - ferment it at room temperature for a lager-like finish, or let it crank at 90F and you will be hard-pressed to find a flavor difference. This yeast strain is a game-changer and is legendary in its own right.

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: Hybrid Ale
  • Fermentation Range: 68-95°F
  • Original Gravity: 1.048
  • SRM: 4
  • IBUs: 15
  • ABV: 5.1%

Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Slightly bready malt notes with very faint caramel hints. No hop aroma. Clean fermentation profile with little to moderate ester profile depending on the fermentation temperature.
  • Appearance: Deep golden straw color with good clarity. Bright white foam head with moderate persistence.
  • Flavor: Low to moderate malt flavors of fresh white sandwich bread with low bitterness and no hop flavor. Low yeast character with a nearly lager-like crispness. Low to medium-low fruity ester profile depending on fermentation conditions. Similar to American lagers.
  • Mouthfeel: Light body, easy sipping with moderate effervescence. Quick finish with no lingering palette sensations.

Check out a video clip on Lutra™ below from our Homebrewer's Guide to Kveik and see the full video here.

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Additional information

Support Documents - Instructions Click here for instructions
SKU

B11750

Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1.048

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Hybrid Ale
Fermentation Type Kveik
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Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:

“This recipe may seem overly simple, but that is for a reason. The true purpose of the intentionally basic grain bill and hop schedule is to highlight a truly unique yeast strain. Omega Yeast has released a single strain of Norwegian Kveik, and the results from this strain are truly impressive.

Originally isolated from Omega’s Hornindal Kveik yeast blend, Lutra™ is a rapidly fermenting yeast strain with an incredible neutral flavor expression within a wildly remarkable temperature range. Fermented at traditional ale temperatures around 68F, Lutra™ produces nearly lager-like beers with an exceptionally clean and crisp finish with minimal ester production. On the other end of the temperature spectrum in the low 90F range, Lutra™ remains quite clean yet expresses a gentle ester profile that brings to mind the flavors of a traditional Kolsch strain. In addition to its incredibly clean and crisp flavor profile, Lutra™ is an absolute beast with an insatiable hunger for malt sugars - full attenuation can be achieved in mere days. With lower temps, I have found that this recipe can attenuate in 4 days, while elevated fermentation temperatures pare this down to 3.

Of course, there are many factors that influence its performance, but it is a very rapidly fermenting yeast strain to be sure. Ensuring proper aeration/oxygenation will give the yeast cells everything they need to chow down on your wort to flip a batch at break-neck speed. Although temperature control is not particularly important, taking this strain up to normally forbidden heat levels will not be a detriment to this recipe. Go ahead, crank this one up and let it rip - you will be surprised at how quickly and cleanly Lutra™ gets the job done, and then it seems to magically drop out of suspension leaving a relatively clear beer in short order. It may be a “new” Kveik strain to most, but Lutra™ is certainly a legend in the making.”

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
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(11)
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Jon G.
Best Brewing Experience Using a Kit

I've used a lot of kits from Northern Brewer, and quickly moved into making my own recipes. I bought this because I had nothing else planned, and was surprised at how quickly it fermented! I added some sweet orange peel to give the beer a light citrus aroma, and ended up with a crisp delicious beer. Will be using Lutra again!

C
Customer
Solid beer

I really enjoyed working with kick. Came out good felt like it was a little bit under wellming in complexity but that could be on my part so take that with a grain of salt. Over all great kit and good beer.

W
William Y.
Fast Fermenter

This yeast starts off full blast, prepare for blow out but the end result is excellent beer. Very drinkable.

S
Scott T.
Foolproof

this was foolproof as they said, I pitched my yeast well above the usually range around 86 degrees as I continued to cool it and no off flavors came out. This yeast is a keeper, and this is a great recipe to start with, I added peach flavoring and made a nice summer beer.

C
CamJam
Not sure about this one yet

Lacking on the bite/bitter side. So if you like sweet, bready brews then go for it. Very quick fermentation.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
79%
(11)
14%
(2)
7%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jon G.
Best Brewing Experience Using a Kit

I've used a lot of kits from Northern Brewer, and quickly moved into making my own recipes. I bought this because I had nothing else planned, and was surprised at how quickly it fermented! I added some sweet orange peel to give the beer a light citrus aroma, and ended up with a crisp delicious beer. Will be using Lutra again!

C
Customer
Solid beer

I really enjoyed working with kick. Came out good felt like it was a little bit under wellming in complexity but that could be on my part so take that with a grain of salt. Over all great kit and good beer.

W
William Y.
Fast Fermenter

This yeast starts off full blast, prepare for blow out but the end result is excellent beer. Very drinkable.

S
Scott T.
Foolproof

this was foolproof as they said, I pitched my yeast well above the usually range around 86 degrees as I continued to cool it and no off flavors came out. This yeast is a keeper, and this is a great recipe to start with, I added peach flavoring and made a nice summer beer.

C
CamJam
Not sure about this one yet

Lacking on the bite/bitter side. So if you like sweet, bready brews then go for it. Very quick fermentation.