GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY001 NorCal Ale #1 Yeast

GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY001 NorCal Ale #1 Yeast

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With 200 Billion Yeast Cells per pack, the Giga Yeast Gold Pitch features nearly double the cell count of other liquid yeast producers. This equals faster starts, better flavors, and more insurance that your beer is going to turn out well. Double the yeast for just a little more money.  Smart brewing.

The NorCal Ale #1 Strain
Clean Fermenting, versatile strain from one of the most famous California Pale Ales.  Neutral flavor profile creates a crisp beer and allows hops to shine.  Strong attenuator and good flocculation perfectly suited for a large variety of styles.  Good choice for high gravity beers.

More On Cell Count
200 Billion cells per pouch means that with one pounch you can attain the gold standard of pitch count. The ideal pitch rate is .75 million yeast cells for every milliter of wort  times degrees plato for nearly any beer you will make. 200 billion yeast cells is also fantastic if you are making 5 gallons of high gravity beer and don't have time to make a starter.  Saves money if you are making 10 gallons and only want to buy one yeast. Getting twice as many cells per pack versus the other brands is also a great idea for mail order shipment, which can be a little tough on liquid yeast.


Attenuation Medium Gravity*:  76% – 80%
Attenuation High Gravity*: 78% – 80%  (10.5% – 11.0% ABV)
Temperature Range†:  64˚F – 77˚F
Flocculation:  Medium

Style Uses:

  • India Pale Ale
  • Pale Ale
  • Barley Wine
  • Stout
  • Bitter
  • ESB

* Attenuation was measured after 8 days with Ale yeast at 70˚F and Lager yeast at 50˚F.  Medium Gravity is 14˚ – 16˚Plato.  High Gravity is 23˚- 25˚Plato.

†  The working temperature range represents the range at which fermentation for a given strain produces a typical attenuation- not necessarily the ideal temperature for your particular beer style.  As a rule of thumb, start ale yeast fermentation at 68˚ – 72˚F and then lower or raise temp as desired.  Lager Yeast are typically fermented at 45˚ – 58˚F.  If desired, Lager Yeast can be given a “hot start” at 65-68˚F and then lowered to the primary temperature after active fermentation begins (10-20hrs).


For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.


Item # GY001
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.35 LBS
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MoreFlavor Store
used before. worked
Douglas Praetzel on Oct 13, 2020
Had good luck with this brand of yeast in the past
robert l on Sep 26, 2020
used before. worked
Douglas Praetzel on Oct 13, 2020
Always been successful with this.
Joshua W on Oct 11, 2020
Had good luck with this brand of yeast in the past
robert l on Sep 26, 2020
more yeast
Ron R on Sep 22, 2020
It looked interesting
Gillian V on Aug 28, 2020
It's what I used previously.
Vaughn G on Aug 25, 2020
never heard of this, willing to give it a try
John Layton on Aug 19, 2020
best yeast NA
Michael Formisano on Aug 6, 2020
Reviews indicated this worked well wih this kit
Jim D on Jul 28, 2020
Suggested by reviewer
Scheuneman, Jason on Jul 28, 2020
used in the past with good results
Louis Madeira on Jul 28, 2020
great yeast, always get 80%+ attenuation
Nick Oxsen on Jul 24, 2020
Hmmm... let's see what happens
Vince B on Jul 21, 2020
Used before - great results
Dennis B on Jul 13, 2020
Friend recommended
Carter C on Jun 30, 2020
It makes great beer
Louis LeBlanc on Jun 30, 2020
Excellent yeast
VINCENZO D on Jun 23, 2020
Double the cells to avoid a starter
Kenneth S on Jun 18, 2020
from your reviews
Gregory H on Jun 18, 2020
trying something new
Raymond D on Jun 17, 2020
I wanted to try giga yeast for the first time
Aaron P on Jun 12, 2020
Usually get this when I order the Kit.
Vaughn G on Jun 10, 2020
Recommended for the juicy brut IPA
Alex A on Jun 3, 2020
Sounded good
Valued C on Jun 2, 2020
It was reccommended with the kit.
Doug J on May 28, 2020
It was recommended with this recipe
Jeffrey M on May 23, 2020
Recommended by a friend
Jeremy K on May 23, 2020
I've been using this on all my pale ales and ipas for the last couple of months. That is some strong yeast!
Anthony J S on May 19, 2020
Good value
APRIL N on May 13, 2020
This was one of the few that were available
Sundesh S on May 12, 2020
to make beer
Catherine L on May 9, 2020
trying it out
Jacob H on May 6, 2020
good yeast with Pliny
CJ L on May 5, 2020
Used before. Vigorous fermentation at high gravity.
Tom M on Apr 29, 2020
For my Corona-Not brew
Nicola N on Apr 28, 2020
Performs nicely, yields a clean fermentation with good flocculation
Chromebook User on Apr 25, 2020
Recommended & Large yeast count is important
John D on Apr 25, 2020
Great results
Ron B on Apr 25, 2020
I've had great results with this brand
albert f on Apr 23, 2020
i didnt want to make a starter, hope this works
Paul M on Apr 22, 2020
Suggested in the recipe
Stephen S on Apr 21, 2020
Heard it was good
John V on Apr 11, 2020
Bill H on Apr 10, 2020
Chris E on Apr 8, 2020
Kit recommendation
Chris G on Apr 8, 2020
Producing a Pale Ale
Jared L on Apr 8, 2020
trying something new
Eric B on Apr 6, 2020
no need for yeast starter
Neil S on Mar 30, 2020
Looks good
Matthew James W on Mar 29, 2020
Ships from CA
heidi r on Mar 29, 2020
Always been successful with this.
Joshua W on Oct 11, 2020
more yeast
Ron R on Sep 22, 2020

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Nice Flavors, Great Yeast
Adds nice flavors to a nice brew. I used it with the More Beer Sierra Pale Ale clone. This yeast gave a great upgrade to an already great beer.
August 8, 2020
3 months ago
the goat
this yeast is the goat
August 1, 2020
6 months ago
Glad I tried this
I was a little worried when the packs arrived expanded. I made a 1 liter starter 24 hrs ahead of brew day. No problems. This yeast was finished fermenting in 3 days. A good experience.
July 2, 2020
4 months ago
Fast acting and aggressive fermentation
This stuff went crazy! Used it on the Pliny the Elder extract kit. Biggest blow off I’ve ever had in my years of home brewing. Definitely recommend for IPA’s and Double IPA’s, I can’t wait to taste the results in about a week!
May 8, 2020
6 months ago
Pop this bad boy in and BAM, you got yeast fermenting away. Never need to make these into a starter, they have so much juice they just start rolling through like a freight train.
May 5, 2020
6 months ago
Yeast Arrived Post-fermentation
Got my order of ingredients in and to my dismay, the NorCal bag was quite swollen as it had clearly already begun fermenting (I always opt for the ice pack & Mylar bag). Hoping the cell count & viability aren't too badly affected.
April 22, 2020
6 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. Did your batch turn our alright? Sometimes in shipping these very active strains get really excited, and most yeast companies ship the yeast in a medium that allows for them to wake up and pregame without much harm. We want to make sure your batch turned out alright and healthy yeast is always the most important part. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
May 26, 2020
Malcolm MB
vigorous fermentation for 3 days very good
vigorous fermentation for 3 days very good . Smells fruity haven't tasted it yet but betting it going to be a good one.
April 21, 2020
7 months ago
Great yeast.
Yeast package dated February, purchase in March. Pitched 2 packages into my 10 gallon batch of IPA, without a starter. Pitched at 1pm on Saturday and when I checked at 8am Sunday it was already active. I was holding the temp at the lower end of the range, around 65 F. By mid day Sunday fermentation was highly active and continued for 3-4 days.

Really liked how quickly this began and how vigorous it fermented. I will definitely use this again.
March 31, 2020
7 months ago
Is it me or is the packaged dates pretty far out?
I buy this as it claims 200 cells, however, the viability is often no where near 100% since the packaged on date is 2-4 months back. Maybe it is just bad luck? Other then that, no issues.
February 16, 2020
1 year ago
Quick yeast - minimized the danger zone time...
This was the fastest liquid yeast I’ve ever used. Pitched it at 8pm and it was bubbling strong by 10. About to rack to secondary, so no judgements on flavor yet, but it’s going good.
December 19, 2019
10 months ago