Enjoy a lager-like profile without the wait!
Legend of Lutra™ is a recipe kit we have formulated to really let this unique and clean yeast/kveik strain shine. The simple malt base is inspired by the pervasive American Lager style and then bolstered with a small amount of light caramel malt to lend a golden hue, while a modest dose of hops provide just enough bitterness to balance. The real star of the show is Omega's Lutra™ kveik strain and its incredible versatility. Temperature control is not needed with this strain - ferment it at room temperature for a lager-like finish, or let it crank at 90F and you will be hard-pressed to find a flavor difference. This yeast strain is a game-changer and is legendary in its own right.
- Style: Hybrid Ale
- Fermentation Range: 68-95° F
- Original Gravity: 1.048
- SRM: 4
- IBUs: 15
- ABV: 5.1%
Aroma: Slightly bready malt notes with very faint caramel hints. No hop aroma. Clean fermentation profile with little to moderate ester profile depending on the fermentation temperature.
- Appearance: Deep golden straw color with good clarity. Bright white foam head with moderate persistence.
Flavor: Low to moderate malt flavors of fresh white sandwich bread with low bitterness and no hop flavor. Low yeast character with a nearly lager-like crispness. Low to medium-low fruity ester profile depending on fermentation conditions. Similar to American lagers.
- Mouthfeel: Light body, easy sipping with moderate effervescence. Quick finish with no lingering palette sensations.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Hybrid Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:
“This recipe may seem overly simple, but that is for a reason. The true purpose of the intentionally basic grain bill and hop schedule is to highlight a truly unique yeast strain. Omega Yeast has released a single strain of Norwegian Kveik, and the results from this strain are truly impressive.
Originally isolated from Omega’s Hornindal Kveik yeast blend, Lutra™ is a rapidly fermenting yeast strain with an incredible neutral flavor expression within a wildly remarkable temperature range. Fermented at traditional ale temperatures around 68° F, Lutra™ produces nearly lager-like beers with an exceptionally clean and crisp finish with minimal ester production. On the other end of the temperature spectrum in the low 90° F range, Lutra™ remains quite clean yet expresses a gentle ester profile that brings to mind the flavors of a traditional Kolsch strain. In addition to its incredibly clean and crisp flavor profile, Lutra™ is an absolute beast with an insatiable hunger for malt sugars - full attenuation can be achieved in mere days. With lower temps, I have found that this recipe can attenuate in 4 days, while elevated fermentation temperatures pare this down to 3.
Of course, there are many factors that influence its performance, but it is a very rapidly fermenting yeast strain to be sure. Ensuring proper oxygenation will give the yeast cells everything they need to chow down on your wort to flip a batch at break-neck speed. Although temperature control is not particularly important, taking this strain up to normally forbidden heat levels will not be a detriment to this recipe. Go ahead, crank this one up and let it rip - you will be surprised at how quickly and cleanly Lutra™ gets the job done, and then it seems to magically drop out of suspension leaving a relatively clear beer in short order. It may be a “new” Kveik strain to most, but Lutra™ is certainly a legend in the making.”