Escarpment Labs Kveik Ring: Midtbust Liquid Yeast
Hailing from Stordal, the Midtbust Kveik is well suited to a variety of beer styles. Here, we've blended 5 isolates from the original farmhouse culture. Like most kveik, the temperature can be pushed high to obtain more aroma expression or dialled down for a more neutral result. We think Midtbust will work well in dark winter brews such as stouts, porters, and barleywines.sed for barleywine, porter, stout, dubbel, and so on. We selected two isolates to make this blend.
Flocculation: Medium - High
Optimum Ferm Temp: 33ºC (91ºF)
Alcohol Tolerance: High
Each pitch is suitable for a 5G batch with an OG up to 1.065. Per usual we always recommend doing a yeast starter.
Escarpment Labs was started in 2013 by three fine fellows in Ontario. Richard Preiss started isolating the yeast strains he used in his homebrewing. This piqued the interest of his labmate Angus Ross - also a homebrewer and beer geek. Soon enough, they were both isolating yeasts from bottles of beer as well as the Ontario wilderness, resulting in a large and diverse strain collection. We now have an expansive collection of both innovative and in-demand yeasts - some available now, with many more in the development pipeline. Nate Ferguson, an instructor at the Niagara College Brewmaster Program, has since joined the team, his technical expertise in all things beer and yeast helping us to produce high-quality cultures on an industrial scale.