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GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY054 Vermont IPA 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 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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read some good reviews on it.
Garrett C on Aug 14, 2018
Michael S on Aug 7, 2018
read some good reviews on it.
Garrett C on Aug 14, 2018
Can ferment over 10%
John L on Aug 13, 2018
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
Sean S on Jul 10, 2018
one of two options listed, seemed like the better of the two
Edward K on Jul 9, 2018
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
Looked enticing
Robert T on Jun 26, 2018
The best hazy ipa yeast
Scott S on Jun 26, 2018
It is one of the recommended yeasts to make a hazy IPA.
Bradley P on Jun 26, 2018
Interest in a new item on More Beer's site!
Craig T on Jun 26, 2018
Thought I'd try it.
Robert B on Jun 13, 2018
Best for NE IPA style
Michael M on Jun 13, 2018
For a specific beer I want to brew
Lawrence Chan on Jun 8, 2018
Emilio P on Jun 1, 2018
excelent qualitly IPA yeast
Charlie D on May 28, 2018
Excellent yeast for NEIPA's
Mark F on May 25, 2018
Want to pitch this instead of US-05 for a dry hopped ale.
Alex Perkins on May 24, 2018
It all made sense
Arthur Cardinal l on May 23, 2018
Try something different.
tom b on May 22, 2018
Thomas T on May 18, 2018
I love Conan yeast for those NEIPA's
Manny Roque on May 16, 2018
Ralph W on May 11, 2018
Trying to replicate flavor profiles reported by other brewers when using this or similar yeast strains
Alan B on May 8, 2018
Trying something new.
Earle S on May 8, 2018
to make a hazy beer like Barebottle's galaxy dust
Ed W on May 5, 2018
New product for me. Compelling description.
David B. on Apr 26, 2018
Great yeast for a NE IPA.
Matt G on Apr 26, 2018
Great yeast for NE IPAs
John F on Apr 25, 2018
Attempting to brew a Heady Topper clone.
Kevin G on Apr 7, 2018
Want to try the strain so famous on home brew forums
Aaron M on Apr 5, 2018
USed it before, happy with it. Obviously.
Michael T on Apr 4, 2018
Best Clone to Conan Yeast I've found yet.
Dan N on Mar 27, 2018
It goes with the IPA
Lisa M on Mar 24, 2018
great for making new england ipa's
Eric G on Mar 20, 2018
It's loaded. Vermont strain supposed to be great
Arthur Cardinal l on Mar 16, 2018
Used it at the brewery I work at and want to use it homebrewing
Michael W on Mar 16, 2018
great product. love the strain of yeast
John W S on Mar 16, 2018
Looks interesting
Amber B on Mar 16, 2018
traditional yeast for the style
Beth M on Mar 16, 2018
brewing an NEIPA
michael b on Mar 16, 2018
It rocks.
Mark Gamber on Feb 27, 2018
NE IPA style
Jesse C on Feb 27, 2018
I like the profile for my NEIPA
Kevin J on Feb 27, 2018
Ive had great results with my IPAs
Valued C on Feb 26, 2018
Can ferment over 10%
John L on Aug 13, 2018
Word of mouth from fellow homebrewers.
Craig T on Aug 3, 2018
it is dry or liquid yeast ?
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.
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!

3.6 / 5.0
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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
2 months 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
3 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months ago
Didn’t know I bought this, must have and it probably turned out great!
February 14, 2018
7 months ago
Yep! its got that Vermont IPA taste and smell.
I stepped it up since it was older than a month. It ferments out slower than chico strains and leaves a cloudy haze. This yeast has a noticeable (dank-ish) smell and almost a mineral-ish after taste. True to style of beer, I've found that these (smell & taste) nuances mellow and soften with a little age.
February 7, 2018
7 months ago
Man it took off like crazy and a week later its still perking away! One week test and taste........Omg its gonna be a great beer!
February 6, 2018
6 months ago
Pack was dead
Pack was apparently dead, would not start a ferment after 3 days. Pitched a Safeale 05 to save it. On the plus side Giga did send me 2 new packs, yet to be tried. Definitely will do a started first next time.
February 3, 2018
7 months ago