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GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY002 Czech Pilsner Yeast
GY002

GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY002 Czech Pilsner 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 Czech Pilsner Yeast Strain
Bottom fermenting yeast from a world famous Czech pilsner.  Produces a dry, clean beer.   Perfect for pilsner and other lager styles.  This yeast is flocculent and produces a very clear beer.  Robust attenuation in beer up to 16-17˚ Plato.  Moderate to poor attenuation in very high gravity beers (over 20˚ Plato).

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*:   75% – 79%
Attenuation High Gravity*: 52% – 55% (6.9% – 7.5% ABV)
Temperature Range†:  48˚F – 55˚F
Flocculation:  Medium / high

Style Uses:

  • Pilsners and Lagers
     

* 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 # GY002
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.35 LBS
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Wanted a different Pilsner yeast
Gerald Meech on Jun 22, 2020
First time user
Greg S on Feb 7, 2020
Wanted a different Pilsner yeast
Gerald Meech on Jun 22, 2020
Good reviews overall. First time order last week yeast has not begun to ferment at the 72 hr point.
Greg S on Mar 2, 2020
First time user
Greg S on Feb 7, 2020
Make sure this yeast ships from CA, I checked and it is on hand in CA
Wolfgang G on Jan 16, 2020
Good reviews overall. First time order last week yeast has not begun to ferment at the 72 hr point.
Greg S on Mar 2, 2020
Make sure this yeast ships from CA, I checked and it is on hand in CA
Wolfgang G on Jan 16, 2020
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Nearly out of date
I ordered two of these, intending to use them in a yeast starter. Unfortunately, they were just shy of 4 months old. I let the yeast starter go for 2 days with no activity before giving up and getting a different yeast at my local HBS. Sadly, my pilsner is now sitting in the fermenter for 24 hours while I want for the new starter to complete.

Wasn't sure how to rate this. Maybe it's amazing yeast, but you should have a backup plan in case you get old packets. Whenever I order Wyeast or White Labs from Morebeer, they are super fresh, so this was a bummer. Maybe not enough people are buying Giga Yeast? I doubt I'll buy it again...too much risk.
September 21, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
A clean pilsner yeast
This produced a clean and refreshing pilsner. I made a starter and the fermentation was rolling after pitch in a matter of hours. It didn't attenuate super low for me but the OG was a bit higher than usual and the beer tastes great regardless. Would recommend.
October 27, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago