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See What You Can Brew - E2 - It’s getting hot in here, so brew with Kveik.

John LaPolla Kveik Lance Shaner Omega Yeast Yeast

The sun is out and summer is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t brew.  During this show John and Douglas speak with Lance Shaner about fermenting “hot” with the new Kveik Strains from Omega Yeast that are capable of fermenting IPA’s and Pale ales well into the 80 to 90˚F range.   They’ll also discuss Brewers Choice, The Bitter & Esters Beer Swap, and other cool stuff in the NYC beer scene.

Lance Shaner & John LaPolla

John LaPolla & Lance Shaner from Omega Yeast

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The competitions we discuss:

Yeast strains we discussed:

Hothead - An ale strain of Norwegian origin that has an astoundingly wide temperature range (62F - 98F) with little difference in flavor profile across the whole range. Temperature control is unnecessary with this strain. It has a unique fruitiness that makes it complementary to modern hop varieties.

Hornindal Kveik Ale - Another unique kveik originating from the farmhouses of Norway. Hornindal produces an intense tropical flavor and aroma with notes of fresh pineapple, mango, and tangerine. Compliments fruit-forward hops as well as adding another dimension to beer made with traditional "C" hops. Warmer fermentation temperatures will increase the aromatic profile and fermentation speed. Non-phenolic. We preserved the original blend of strains to bring the best possible complexity.

Voss Kveik Ale - A traditional Norwegian farmhouse strain from the Gjernes farmhouse, its character changes little over its broad temperature range, like HotHead™ (OYL-057), but with orange citrus notes. It is non-phenolic and pairs well with citrusy, fruity hops. Hothead™ is happy anywhere in its temperature range, but ferment this one warm to increase its relatively low fermentation speed.

See what you can Brew” is a community oriented homebrewing podcast that will give you insights into the awesome things happening in the world of New York City Homebrewing! We’ll talk about what homebrewers are up to, different beer styles, brewing tips and troubleshooting, interviews with professional and amateur brewers, answers to listeners questions and witty banter from your favorite homebrew shop owners. “See What you Can Brew” is produced and recorded at Bitter & Esters, located at 700 Washington Ave. in world-famous Brooklyn, NY.



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  • Joel on

    Would love to be able to subscribe on pocketcast but can’t understand how to… Good work on the podcast though!


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