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Offline jimmykx250

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omega hot head yeast
« on: September 26, 2016, 10:25:00 AM »
I had a chance to use this yeast for a few batches this summer and I have to say im blown away and surprised its not more popular. The temp range on this stuff is crazy and I pushed it to see if this was true. I fermented in 80 degree temps with no off flavors in fact one batch stalled so I checked gravity and knew it wasn't done so I threw it on the deck in the sun and it started chugging away within a half hour- stuff is amazing- just my 2 cents. This yeast is a game changer for guys like me in the summer. Anybody else using this stuff?
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Re: omega hot head yeast
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 11:01:17 AM »
I've used it for a blonde and an IPA. Both fermented at ambient, so between 75-80. I thought it was very clean too, especially in the blonde where I might expect off flavors to be more easily identified. I'm probably using it in my next brew as well. I control temps with a swamp cooler so it's nice to not have to switch out frozen bottles all the time.

What other styles have people brewed successfully?

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Re: omega hot head yeast
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 11:47:49 AM »
I used it for an IPA that turned out well. Ferment temp was approx 74°F. Then I used some of the yeast cake to ferment a barleywine. Ferment temp was also approx 74°F. Clean, no fusels with a tropical fruit flavor and aroma from the Topaz hops used late in the boil. I really like the hothead ale yeast for warm weather brewing!

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Re: omega hot head yeast
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 05:32:03 PM »
I thought about trying this yeast sometime. Especially since my LHBS only carries Omega Labs Yeast.

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Re: omega hot head yeast
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 12:37:15 PM »
This yeast is a game changer for guys like me in the summer. Anybody else using this stuff?

I have several packs on order and can't wait to try it in place of the WY1056 I would normally use for American IPA's.  I am thinking about using it for my Modern Times Blazing World clone I will brew next week.  My LHBS doesn't carry it, so I got ordered it from Northern Brewer. 
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Fermenting: American IPA
Conditioning: Belgian Dubbel
In Bottles: NE IPA, Dry Irish Stout, Irish Heavy Red Ale
In the works: Blazing World Clone, Scottish Ale, DIPA

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Re: omega hot head yeast
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 01:06:22 PM »
Is this strain only available from Omega Labs?

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Re: omega hot head yeast
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 02:43:14 PM »
Is this one of those Kveck (sp?) yeasts?

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Re: omega hot head yeast
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2017, 09:02:53 PM »
This is an isolate from Stein Langlo's Stranda Kveik. As far as I know, Omega is the only lab culturing this isolate.