LalBrew Voss Kveik Dry Yeast Testimonial

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  1. FPMBomb

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    Yesterday I bottled an american kolsch (https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1022327/az-poolside-guzzler-20-voss) that I brewed three days prior using the above referenced yeast. I only pitched half the packet into 2.75 gallons of 1.056 wort and it finished out in 2 days flat at 90F. I just wasn't prepared to bottle that soon so I had to let it sit for another day before I could find 30min. to bottle. What really struck me was the small krausen. I knew this yeast was supposed to ferment out quick but I really expected to see an aggressive krausen that need a blow-off tube etc. but it was a rather tame yeast. I haven't tasted it yet, other than a small sample that was 88F when I bottled, so I'll be looking forward to comparing this the same beer I made three weeks prior with US-05 fermented at 61F. Has anyone else used this yeast or another Voss Kviek that could provide some feedback?
     
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    I've used this yeast several times and really like it for more hop forward brews.
    I brewed a 7% abv IPA that was fermented out in less than 36 hours. It's a beast. I fermented at about 95f.
     
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    I made a Pilsner that tasted more like a kolsch since I screwed up my hop rate (bad advice somewhere). I enjoyed it.
     
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    Thank you FPMBomb for posting. I hadn’t realized that Voss was out in dry form. Which seems kind of weird since it’s kept in that form from the beginning. I’ll order some up and try it!
     
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    I have used VOSS in a couple of NEIPA's with great success. Most recently used in a 6.5% coffee porter, which turned out great too!

    Edit: I should note that the pitch in the coffee porter was harvested from a NEIPA
     
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    Do you mind sharing what all you used in it?
     
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    The VOSS I am using is from Escarpment Labs, a local company. Altgough many of their yeast strains are loaded here, their VOSS isn't listed here on BF, so I just put the OYL version in my recipes.
     
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    Follow up: I do prefer the version of this beer fermented cool with US-05 over the Voss version. The US-05 was more crisp(though same finishing gravity) and had a fresher hop character. The Voss version is good and I would be perfectly happy with it had I not had the other to compare. My next batch with this strain will be a more fruity hop forward IPA. Thanks for all the feedback.

     
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    I used this last night for a stout. Will let you know how it turns out.
     
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    I would agree with your assessment. I've been going back to us-05 and I also find it cleaner maybe? Not sure if that is the right word and there's nothing wrong at all with the Voss. It's just -different-.
     
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    I think it’s fruitier with the Voss if that’s the right word. Using the same recipe. I’m going to make a pale using the US-05 again soon.
     
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    My two favorite yeasts, VOSS, and US-05!
     
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    Yeah if I had to only have 2 I would probably go with those. Which is weird cause I hardly ever use them.
     
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    04 and Kveik for me. Of course i havent used 05 since April since ive been doing British beers and Stouts with 04 and Pales with Kveik. It was right at the time I started harvesting yeast and I hate to get a third type possibly going bad in my fridge.
     
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    Do y'all think it would work with Mosaic, Citra, and Galaxy in an IPA? I'm not a huge IPA fan, but as long as the bittering is below 50, I'm willing to try it. Plus my wife likes IPA's so I thought I would surprise her.
     
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    I'm sure it would work with those. Though I tend to think of either Galaxy or Mosaic. I'd then add in something like Simcoe or Amarillo or whatever new hop you want to play with.
     
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    Since it fits Kveik Pale Ale. 2 row, caramel 60 and about 45 ibu of Cascade
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    Looks tasty.
     

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