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anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:03 pm
by Finley44
Hello all, i've been a home brewer for a few years now & I have been trying the diffierent kveik yeasts, when making beers, has anyone tried it for their washes?

If you haven't heard of it here is a wiki http://www.milkthefunk.com/wiki/Kveik

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:18 am
by Beerswimmer
Not yet but I want to make some rum with Voss. I've been brewing beer with it for a while now, love it!

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:37 am
by Finley44
I've made a few beers with it, I've tried Ebbegarden, Framgarden, Opshaug & Hornindal, I have 16 strains at the moment, keen to see if it will work well with distilling.

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:58 am
by Sam.
I know it works great for beer, but how would it go with a 10% wash of just sugar?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:56 pm
by bluc
:text-+1: was just wondering about rum. May throw some tasty esters :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:14 pm
by Finley44
I checked the wiki & not much in there but a quick google search says its good for 13-16%

topic here:

http://www.garshol.priv.no/blog/393.html

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:05 pm
by Diggler87
Just finished a wash, IT IS AWESOME!!!!!

I’ve used it for a while with beer with good results so decided to do a TPW on a beer yeast cake and it finished in 2.5 days.
20l wash with 4kg sugar, worked like a charm.

I tried researching before doing it and couldn’t find any info so thought I’d give it go.
Initial results are good, very early days but taste seems ok. I haven’t done a turbo wash so I can’t really compare to that. I might do a turbo for comparison.

So far it looks like it might be the best of both worlds, quick ferment and decent taste.

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:20 pm
by Clickeral
Diggler87 wrote:Just finished a wash, IT IS AWESOME!!!!!

I’ve used it for a while with beer with good results so decided to do a TPW on a beer yeast cake and it finished in 2.5 days.
20l wash with 4kg sugar, worked like a charm.

I tried researching before doing it and couldn’t find any info so thought I’d give it go.
Initial results are good, very early days but taste seems ok. I haven’t done a turbo wash so I can’t really compare to that. I might do a turbo for comparison.

So far it looks like it might be the best of both worlds, quick ferment and decent taste.


Please dont do a turho, do a bread yeast

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:22 am
by Diggler87
Bread yeast is a little hard to find at the moment, hence using kveik.

Definitely on the comparison list though

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:01 am
by Beerswimmer
Diggler87 wrote:Just finished a wash, IT IS AWESOME!!!!!

I’ve used it for a while with beer with good results so decided to do a TPW on a beer yeast cake and it finished in 2.5 days.
20l wash with 4kg sugar, worked like a charm.

I tried researching before doing it and couldn’t find any info so thought I’d give it go.
Initial results are good, very early days but taste seems ok. I haven’t done a turbo wash so I can’t really compare to that. I might do a turbo for comparison.

So far it looks like it might be the best of both worlds, quick ferment and decent taste.


What kveik strain did you use? What flavors/esters can you detect in the spirit?

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:20 am
by andybear
Diggler87 wrote:Bread yeast is a little hard to find at the moment, hence using kveik.

Definitely on the comparison list though

FYI I seen lowens on the shelf yesterday at local woollies, but I needed some last week so I bought fermex from an Asian supermarket and it seemed to cause the biggest reaction in the fermenter that I've ever seen on my molasses only wash. All over in 36 hours. I'm going to run it early next week.

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:55 pm
by Diggler87
It was ophsaug kveik, I’ll try Voss next I think.

Re: anyone used Kveik ?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:55 pm
by Beerswimmer
Voss throws out huge orange/marmalade in beer when fermented hot. I love it!