What I mean to as if it normal for Lutra to take off like a rocket and even with a steady bubble be going this long? This was an extract brew, not that that should make a difference.Making a maibock using Lutra. Og is 1.066 and after 9 days we are down to 1.022 and still bubbling. Temp at night gets to 74 and maybe 80 during the day.
I have to agree. Everything I have read says this fires up and runs like crazy. I didn't make note of this, but I use RO water on nearly all my brews over the last 8+ months. I'm in Baton Rouge and we have pretty soft water with a high sodium content. Looking back at other Kveik yeasts I have used, I never had this problem and most, even those that took 36+ hours to get going (yes, WTF???) finished in 3 days after that and I bottled on day 7. I have another pack of Lutra that will be used in a month or two for a pseudo-lager I am devising. We shall see what that does...That is odd. This almost seems like not a yeast issue, maybe a mash issue... I've brewed with Lutra a fair bit an it always takes off in about 30 minutes and finishes pretty dry (1.008-1.012) no matter the gravity and no o2 added. I usually always pitched warm and let it fall to whatever room temp is.
What are those easy to use lager strains in you opinion?I tried 2 lager-like beers with this yeast and they both took a while to clean up flavor-wise and in appearance in the keg. I had high hopes for Lutra but I ended up going back to easy to use lager strains.
Here’s one of those beers.
Augustiner, S23, 34/70 & S189What are those easy to use lager strains in you opinion?