Kveik yeast on eBay

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I picked up some packs from an eBay seller. Until now, I've only used a few different liquid strains and the dry Lalbrew kveiks. Anybody used these? I might give one of them a try tomorrow.

 
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I decided to brew today instead. I picked the weirdest of the lot, the Espe. Let's see if the description is correct (warm alcohol, plums, cognac, and floral).
 
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Not looking good so far. When using Kveik it's usually roaring away by now. I pitched about 16 hours ago and there's no sign of fermentation.
 

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Hi Gusso, I used a few strains from this guy and I know another ebay seller personally (yeasterbunny) and also used his products.
I suggest you to take the half of the package and make a starter (my preferance is 700 ml with 1.060 SG) out of it, then cold crash, and dry the slurry in a parchment paper in room temp or in your oven with only the lights on. You will get 7-11 g of dry yeast depending the strain and using 2 g in a 5 gal batch will be more than enough. With this method I never had a spoiled beer and I can say I tried at least 8 strains by far (and having 10 others waiting for me haha).
Let me know if you have any questions!
 
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Hi Gusso, I used a few strains from this guy and I know another ebay seller personally (yeasterbunny) and also used his products.
I suggest you to take the half of the package and make a starter (my preferance is 700 ml with 1.060 SG) out of it, then cold crash, and dry the slurry in a parchment paper in room temp or in your oven with only the lights on. You will get 7-11 g of dry yeast depending the strain and using 2 g in a 5 gal batch will be more than enough. With this method I never had a spoiled beer and I can say I tried at least 8 strains by far (and having 10 others waiting for me haha).
Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll try that out sometime.
 

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Finally, fermentation is underway. It took over 24 hours but it's in full gear now.
Keepus updated! The flavour profile certainly looks very interesting for darker beers in general.
 
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I didn't have room in my kegerators so I just put a faucet on the keg to try this out. Pretty damn good and complex. Very different than any Kveik I've used before. I get fig, honey, and slight farmhouse flavors. Very interesting yeast. Kind of a mild Belgian profile.

 
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Once you've tried and dried them all, you can start blending!
Unfortunately, I didn't dry the Espe from the get go (as suggested earlier). I guess I could still use the slurry and give it a go. Definitely a yeast I would use again.
 
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Btw, don't think I mentioned it, fermented under pressure. So I was drinking immediately!
 

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Just dry the slurry that's what I did from my first Kveik and froze it after drying. Followed the David Heath Tutorial.
Yes I ferment mine under pressure as well. Not too much pressure or none at all at the start if I want yeast expression, but high pressure from the off if I want clean ferment and little expression and also always fermented hot at about 35 celsius.
 

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I didn't have room in my kegerators so I just put a faucet on the keg to try this out. Pretty damn good and complex. Very different than any Kveik I've used before. I get fig, honey, and slight farmhouse flavors. Very interesting yeast. Kind of a mild Belgian profile.

Maybe this one would be good in a mead too!
 
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I didn't have room in my kegerators so I just put a faucet on the keg to try this out. Pretty damn good and complex. Very different than any Kveik I've used before. I get fig, honey, and slight farmhouse flavors. Very interesting yeast. Kind of a mild Belgian profile.

Still in garage fridge with tap but better lighting on this one. Such a smooth mouthfeel. Head would be nicer in one of my kegerators, though...

 
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