Omega Yeast OYL-033 Jovaru™ Lithuanian Farmhouse
This unique yeast complements farmhouse beers with citrusy esters and restrained phenols. The strain produces a character of lemon pith, black pepper, and a soft mouthfeel.
One of the oldest Lithuanian farmhouse ale yeast strains – sourced from famed brewer Aldona Udriene’s JOVARU™ Beer – is now available exclusively via Omega Yeast for brewers in the United States! We’re ecstatic and fortunate that Aldona Udriene of Jovaru, known as “the Queen of Lithuanian farmhouse beer” is partnering with us to bring this unique strain of yeast to the States!
Ms. Udriene, whose beers have won awards internationally, has been brewing beer in the same manner that her family has for centuries, consistently cultivating the same yeast strain. This is one of the key reasons that her farmhouse ale, or “kaimiskas alus” in Lithuanian, is so distinctive.
“Kaimiskas alus” is also unique because the beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally carbonated. Because the malt is never heated, proteins remain in the beer, making what is actually a dry beer seem a bit on the sweet side. While all beer has a shelf life, this particular style is best enjoyed fresh, within one month of brewing.
Temperature Range: 70–95° F (21–35° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: 10% ABV
*NOTE:*During summer months, we include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeast orders. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will stay frozen given transit times and particularly hot temperatures. For this reason, we recommend ordering dry yeast during summer months.
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I brewed two batches with this yeast, which ferments fast and hot like kveik - primary in 3 days at 84F (29C) and another week in secondary and ready to go. I tried replicating traditional Lithuanian farmhouse beers with good results, and am now keen to experiment more, with stronger Belgian styles.
It did exactly as advertised and it worked clean at 88° for me
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Omega Yeast 033 Jovaru™ Lithuanian Farmhouse
Used this to make a really delicious mead, with pepper and lemon esters. Highly recommend it for a lovely light yeast profile similar to a Weiss or a kolsh.