Imperial Yeast A44 Kveiking
Kveiking is back!
This once limited release is now part of Imperial's year-round offerings. Kveiking is a blend of three Kveik strains that can produce an insane amount of pineapple, guava and other exotic tropical fruit aromas. The Kveiking blend thrives in hot fermentations when big complex ester profiles are desired. A low pitch rate can be used to drive these aromatics even higher but the brewer should ensure this low pitch rate can be combined with a continuously high fermentation temperature. If the temperature drops too low, the corresponding level of attenuation can be low, with high terminal gravities.
This blend contains flocculent and non-flocculent yeast strains, therefore the clarity of the final beers produced can be variable. Use this blend for anything from new school hazy IPAs to traditional Norwegian farmhouse brews. The Kveiking blend also works well when fermenting kettle soured worts when a strong tropical fruit character is desired.
- Temp: 75-97F, 24-36C
- Flocculation: Low
- Attenuation: 75-85%
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We made rum with this yeast. After distillation the aroma is amazing pineapple stone fruit, papaya, and mango. It's aging now should be great
I made two batches of the fruit bazooka one with Imperial Barbarian and one with Kveiking and they were totally different beers! Kveiking still made it hazy but it was darker. GREAT fruit aromas but taste was a bit more on a saison/farmhouse almost sort of flavor. still turned out great. My downfall was the lack of Temperature range i wanted to make it for what I needed. However this Fermented QUICKLY but it was still active long after it was "done" my advise even though its "done" let it sit a bit before kegging/bottling.
Spectacular!!!! That is all!
I can't think of using a better yeast for a hazy, new england IPA. Its super active and if you wanted to, could go from brewing to keeping/bottling in minimal time. Great flavor and perfect flocculation.
Absolutely awesome ale yeast. It finished out a 9% ale in less than 4 days at 87° average temperature. This will be my summer yeast for sure. I used it on a Scandinavian inspired ale w/ rye malt and juniper and can see it adding really great flavor to Belgians as well