A buddy of mine turned me on to the Norwegian Kveik yeast strains and I thought I'd give it a try. So I made a brown ale and used Omega OYL-057 Hothead Ale.
This stuff has a fermentation range of 72-98F. I decided to put the yeast through a moderate temp test and pitched at 80 degrees. Lowest it got was 74 degrees until I cold crashed it. It is billed as having "a unique honey-like aroma with overripe mango which is complementary to modern, fruity hops. Temperature control is unnecessary with this strain. Non-phenolic and no fusels, even at higher temperatures." With a range like that, I'll be brewing more in the summer months.
I didn't detect any fruitiness or honey like aromas, but that may be due to the darker grains and earthy hops. Defintely a clean fermenting yeast. And it is a beast. Within 24 hours of pitching, I went from 1.051 to 1.025. Didn't even use a starter. Beer turned out great!
Tossed the Tilt into the fermenter and set it to log every 4 hours. You can go as little as evey 15 mins or days at a time. It keeps track of Time, Temp and SG.
Below is a link to the data spreadsheet recorded by the Tilt.
Edited by StankDelicious, 09 September 2019 - 07:16 PM.