Liquid yeast WLP518 Opshaug Kveik Ale - White Labs - PurePitch™
This kveik (dialect word for “yeast” in Norwegian) strain was isolated from a mixed culture which belonged to Harald Opshaug, a farmhouse brewer in Stranda, Norway.
- Pitchable yeast
- Grown and delivered in the same package
- Has never been exposed to the environment
- Up to 80% viability after 5 months
This kveik (dialect word for “yeast” in Norwegian) strain was isolated from a mixed culture which belonged to Harald Opshaug, a farmhouse brewer in Stranda, Norway. This strain was originally used in the 1990s to produce several kornøl-style beers, which means "corn (grain) ale".
It is a clean fermenting yeast and has tolerated temperatures up to 35°C while finishing fermentation within three to four days. The hop-forward, clean characteristics of this strain make it ideal for IPAs and pale ales.
Flocculation: medium - high
Fermentation temperature: 25-35°C
Content: 40 ml
White Labs - PurePitch™
The industry’s first pitchable yeast grown and delivered in the same package. Yeast that has never been exposed to the environment, in its most perfect and natural state. The result of a 5 year journey to create the absolute purest yeast ever.
Average viability of PurePitch® liquid yeast over a period of six months:
|After 1 month||99.21%|
|After 2 months||98.05%|
|After 3 months||90.26%|
|After 4 months||84.28%|
|After 5 months||79.35%|