What new challenge will the
2021 Sjporr Challenge
bring next spring?
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2020 Sjporr Challenge WINNERS!
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2021 Sjporr Challenge?
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Norwegian Yeasts. Just Kveik It!
Normal yeast require temperatures at about 55 to 75 degrees. Pushing the temps higher will cause off flavors and potentially kill the yeast. On the other hand, Kveik yeasts can ferment at temperatures as high as 98 degrees without producing off flavors or killing the yeast. This is a boon to home brewers without temperature control systems during warmer weather.
If you want to learn more about the Norwegian yeast craze, check out the article “Rise of the Super Yeast: Will an ancient Norwegian yeast revolutionize American craft beer?”.
We also highly recommend you check out the Kveik strains at Omega Yeast! Hornindal, Voss Kveik and HotHead kveik strains have an incredibly wide ferm temp range (as high as 98°F) and desirable, clean esters that make them great any time of year, but KEY for brewing in summer heat. Fermenting in the 90s can achieve wildly speedy fermentation with NO off-flavors. Check out some recipes here.
Long Beach Beer Lab “Spikes with Kviek”
Nearly half of the beers produced by Levi from Long Beach Beer Labe are made with the old school, new hotness of Kviek. Hear what Levi has descovered to make some pretty amazing beers of your own. He shares a few of the tricks he has learned along his Kviek journey.
Bouncer filters in action! Whether you’re a homebrewer or a pro on a 10 barrel system, bounce has a product that’s right for filtering your beer!
Electric Brewing 101
Overwhelmed thinking about building an electric homebrew system? Brian @ Short-Ciruited Brewers offers a step by step guide. whether you want an E-BIAB to a full blown 3 vessels HERMS system, Brian’s videos will walk you through the process.
Kettle Sour Tips
Do you like Berliner Weisse-style beers with their faint sour character and fruit flavors like us? Brewing sour beers can take a bit of skill, but you’ll be well on your way with tips from Omega Yeast!