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Giga Yeast Double Pitch - GY054 Vermont IPA Yeast
GY054

Giga Yeast Double Pitch - GY054 Vermont IPA Yeast

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Description

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 Vermont IPA Strain
The Vermont IPA strain from Giga has a strong, growing following if you search the web.  The problem is the supply has not been able to keep up with demand. MoreBeer! worked with Giga to get all they could produce and was able to offer this product via mail order delivery (it is not yet in our retail stores).  We are excited because we know you are going to love it.  As the name suggests this yeast is perfect in IPA's where it leaves a beer with more body and a slight fruity ester. What really makes it stand out is that is known for being amazing when combined with aromatic hops.  While perfect for IPAs it is also a good choice for any high gravity beers and hoppy styles.  Broad temperature range and moderate flocculation make this yeast a versatile house strain.

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*:  78% – 82%
Attenuation High Gravity*:  74% – 76% (10.0% – 10.6% ABV)
Temperature Range†:  62˚F – 75˚F
Flocculation:  Medium/Low

Style Uses:

  • India Pale Ale
  • Pale Ale
  • West Coast Amber
  • American Wheat Beer
  • 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 # GY054
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.35LBS
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good for high gravity ales
Richard Mortimer on Jun 17, 2019
Heady Topper is made in Vermont
Daniel C on Jun 6, 2019
good for high gravity ales
Richard Mortimer on Jun 17, 2019
It was one of the recommended Yeasts and reading that it was double pitch helped. it also seemed to compliment the beer style i was making.
Scott M on Jun 8, 2019
Heady Topper is made in Vermont
Daniel C on Jun 6, 2019
Vermont!
Theo Macris on May 14, 2019
Works good for Hazy IPA's
David S on May 2, 2019
Pitchable quantity!
Valued C on Apr 17, 2019
For a specific recipe from Bare Bottle
B E on Apr 15, 2019
worked great!
James S on Apr 6, 2019
for my batch
John A on Apr 3, 2019
beer style
Derrick Y on Mar 23, 2019
NE IPA
Nick O on Mar 19, 2019
Hope it makes a great ipa
Joe s on Mar 19, 2019
Recommended by sales person at your Concord store.
Stephen Hilla on Mar 9, 2019
Suggested
Heather K on Mar 1, 2019
Double pitch earlier purchase
Michael C on Jan 5, 2019
Great yeast strain and Morebeer is the only place to buy!
Nicholas on Nov 26, 2018
Try a new batch
kris m on Nov 17, 2018
Great yeast for NE IPA
John F on Nov 17, 2018
Great yeast.
Scott R on Oct 29, 2018
It works
Rik M on Oct 27, 2018
Wanted the Vermont strain.
Josh G on Oct 25, 2018
good actuation
Richard S on Oct 23, 2018
best i think
Ron R on Oct 23, 2018
Never used this before
G S on Oct 10, 2018
Right yeast for kit
Phil E on Oct 3, 2018
I am looking for a good Vermont style IPA yeast besides London Ale.
Jason H on Sep 29, 2018
Easy, great fermentation
Shawn D on Sep 25, 2018
Fast and easy ferment
John Ward J on Sep 20, 2018
Favorite yeast
Rick D on Sep 14, 2018
NE IPA
Robert B on Sep 12, 2018
quality yeast
Blake T on Sep 10, 2018
for a recipe
Valued C on Sep 6, 2018
It was recommended
Dennis M D on Sep 5, 2018
Sounds like good yeast.
Rick F on Sep 5, 2018
Good reviews
Regginald C on Aug 21, 2018
It's new and the description in interesting
Adam Peppas on Aug 21, 2018
Most expensive
Jennifer C on Aug 20, 2018
isn't that they closest to what the alchemist uses?
Daniel W on Aug 16, 2018
read some good reviews on it.
Garrett C on Aug 14, 2018
Can ferment over 10%
John L on Aug 13, 2018
Recommended
Michael S on Aug 7, 2018
Word of mouth from fellow homebrewers.
Craig T on Aug 3, 2018
It is from Vermont.
William E on Jul 30, 2018
designed specifically for this style of beer
Peter K on Jul 19, 2018
Reviews
Sean S on Jul 10, 2018
one of two options listed, seemed like the better of the two
Edward K on Jul 9, 2018
recommended
Benjamin H on Jun 26, 2018
Came recommended
David F on Jun 26, 2018
recommended by a friend
Lewis Hunter on Jun 26, 2018
Vermont... IPA for New england... sounded good
Stephanie D on Jun 26, 2018
It was one of the recommended Yeasts and reading that it was double pitch helped. it also seemed to compliment the beer style i was making.
Scott M on Jun 8, 2019
Vermont!
Theo Macris on May 14, 2019
Hey! Do you shipping to Europe, Hungary too?
Marton Csupor on Mar 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, through USPS. Please review our shipping policies for international shipping. Cheers!
it is dry or liquid yeast ?
BEST ANSWER: Liquid
Not getting any activity, used my normal starter...been 2 days, going to pitch something else to save it, or should I give it another day?
tim salamon on Mar 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I haven’t had this problem but I have read about those who have and the consensus seems to be to wait it out, it’ll work. FWIW, I always do a starter with it and pitch just after high krausen plus subsequent generations take off much faster and are way more vigorous than the first. Give it at least one more day.
Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
41 Reviews
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I used it for an American wheat, New England Pale Ale, and I am planing to use it on a NE IPA this weekend.
The wheat beer and pale ale turned out so good, I can not wait to use it for a New England IPA.
January 24, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
This made some weird sulfur smells when I was making a starter with it, but the finished beer is one of the best I’ve made recently. Used it in a “juicy” pale ale and it was just that. No overly apparent yeast esters or flavors, but both malt and hop flavors both seemed accentuated more so than when I use my house yeast, WY1968. It’s actually pretty comparable to WY1968, just seems the hop “juiciness” really comes through with this yeast. Flocculates about the same, leaving a nice brite beer. Didn’t harvest from the fermenter, but I did overbuild and save some of my starter. Can’t wait to see how it evolves as I keep using it.
December 31, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Very good and easy to start
Easy to use. Starts slow compared to some but is rolling within 24hrs. Great flavor
October 9, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Quick to start
Got it on a sale. Had full Flocculation in 16 hours. Has a light floral aroma I'm the closet at the moment, but still fermenting.
September 11, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Great yeast
This yeast went to work quickly and churned through a NEIPA with OG of 1.063 in just under 72 hours with a FG of 1.011. Will definitely use again.
July 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great yeast!
Used this again for my second batch of NEIPA. IT takes off great and finishes well. Love the double pack, especially brewing a high (1.070+) gravity beer.
May 17, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Didn't ferment
Brewed an IPA on Friday, and it is now Tuesday, and there is ZERO activity in the airlock. Checked for krausen formation and there wasn't any. This yeast just plain didn't work. Had to pitch US-05 to get it fermenting. Very dissapointed I put so much effort and money into this beer and this yeast failed to ferment. 1.053 gravity so no need for a yeast starter per Gigayeast instructions. I've used there trappist ale yeast and it worked just fine. Can't express just how dissapointed I am with this yeast.
March 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great yeast for any IPA
This stuff rules! I build a couple generations from a pack before actually using it in a beer. Then it tears through it and, if you ferment at the high end of the temp range, you get great Stone Fruit esters. I’ve gone as far as eight generations without a problem.
February 25, 2018
I have not had very much success with this yeast
February 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
I can’t wait to try this again.
Love this strain. Fermented on the higher end, as suggested and got some amazing fruity esters. I had a few people ask if had put fruit in the beer. Good ripe peach, guava and mango aromas. I will definitely be using again. For reference, I used it for a DDH mosaic IPA.
February 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago