The Kveik Ring: Marem
The Kveik Ring: March 2023
Hailing from Atra in Norway and locally referenced as Berm (as opposed to Kveik) this yeast shares some similarities to other Norwegian farmhouse yeasts while simultaneously acting a little different.
Expect heat tolerance but not speed. This yeast takes its time and is not highly attenuative, but it makes up for that with unique fruity flavours of white grape, guava, and pineapple.
We recommend creating a highly fermentable wort and pitching at 25C+, patience is key with this strain but the end result is worth the wait. Co-pitching with your favourite “clean” yeast strain might help speed things up and push the attenuation a little further.
The original Marem culture was provided by Marit Røysland, and originally sourced from Henry Gunleiksrud.
Attenuation: 60-70 %
Traditional Pitch Temperature: 30ºC
Flavor Profile: White Grape, Guava, Pineapple
American IPA, NEIPA, Session IPA
White Grape, Guava, Pineapple
Attenuation values are always dependent on the type of wort brewed and represent an average. Depending on the wort that is produced, the yeast attenuation values may fall outside this range.
Temperature range is a suggestion and not the rule. Some brewers like to ferment with Saison strains hotter than the suggested range and Lagers colder than the suggested range. Feel free to experiment!
Diastatic yeast strains contain the STA1 gene which lets them break down more carbohydrates than a typical yeast resulting in very dry beers (High). Some strains have a deletion in the gene promoter which weakens this effect (Medium).
Based on attenuation at 48 hours fermentation in a standard wort fermentation.
This doesn’t mean you can only use this yeast for these styles. Feel free to experiment!
Criteria are based on the ASBC flocculation method. Wort production criteria such as calcium ion concentration and pH can impact actual flocculation performance in fermentation.
Alcohol tolerance can depend on additional criteria like yeast health and nitrogen supply. Low: <8%, Medium: 8-10%, Medium-High: 10-14%, High: 14-16%+
Many beer yeasts have mutations in the genes PAD1 and FDC1 that eliminate phenolic aroma production. Most Belgian, Saison and Wild yeasts have this trait intact, lending a distinct spicy character to the beer.
Based on production of beta-citronellol from geraniol in a standard wort fermentation (terpene biotransformation). Note that the concept of biotransformation also includes other aroma active compounds such as thiols and esters.
Flavour descriptions are based on a combination of analytical data (GC-MS) and sensory experiences.