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GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY002 Czech Pilsner Yeast

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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Make sure this yeast ships from CA, I checked and it is on hand in CA
Wolfgang G on Jan 16, 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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Older Yeast Not Shipped In Timely Manner
Can't really recommend...this yeast required a starter as it was 3 months old and didn't exactly blast off either. I paid for the cooler/mailer but it was shipped from a place that took 5 days to arrive...this was not revealed until after payment. I have brewed for 35 years, and re-learned an old lesson: buy local, fresh yeast. Nothing Giga about this will be a slow ferment.
November 13, 2018
1 year 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
1 year ago