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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
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.35LBS
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Sounded good for IPAs
Matt A on Feb 22, 2018
best yeast I have found for E.C. hazy beer
Gary O on Feb 20, 2018
Sounded good for IPAs
Matt A on Feb 22, 2018
It worked great last batch
David U on Feb 22, 2018
best yeast I have found for E.C. hazy beer
Gary O on Feb 20, 2018
Used it before and liked it.
Mike L on Feb 19, 2018
Good Reviews when used with NE Style IPA
Chris W on Feb 9, 2018
I got it before and it was really good!
Caitlin K on Feb 9, 2018
Haze Craze baby!
Mike H on Feb 2, 2018
Internet Forum Recommendation
BRIAN J A on Feb 2, 2018
Gonna brew up some NEIPAs soon!
Frank C on Jan 31, 2018
BRAD R A on Jan 30, 2018
Preferred yeast for NEIPA
Adam S on Jan 25, 2018
Want to do a NEIPA
Eric V on Jan 24, 2018
trying a new england ipa
Valued C on Jan 24, 2018
new england ipa
Valued C on Jan 23, 2018
neipa recipe
kristine a on Jan 18, 2018
The MoreHaze IPA recipe does not come with yeast
Baillie D on Jan 16, 2018
NEIPA yeast
Jason R on Jan 15, 2018
Easy to use and with good, consistent results.
Julian F on Jan 15, 2018
It worked great last batch
David U on Feb 22, 2018
Used it before and liked it.
Mike L on Feb 19, 2018
it is dry or liquid yeast ?

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I have not had very much success with this yeast
February 18, 2018
2 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
2 months ago
Didn’t know I bought this, must have and it probably turned out great!
February 14, 2018
1 month 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
2 months ago
Only plac I can find it. Makes a great New England ipa.
January 30, 2018
1 month ago
Would order again.
Received it timely and it pitched great. Only thought it was weird it didn’t come with an ice pack so nervous about ordering in summer months but overall would recommend
January 30, 2018
1 month ago
Solid -cloudy but real clean
I brew a low IBU hazy Pale Ale with this Yeast, hits the mark every time if you want a cloudy brew. I keep the fermentation temps at 65-66. Very subtle finish and let's the hops showcase them selfs. No starter needed up to 1.068-70. I feel it is cleaner at the lower scale of recommended temperature range. Very good product and will continue to experiment with other recipes in the future.
January 28, 2018
1 month ago
Started and finished fast. Will definitely use GigaYeast again. Worth it.
January 27, 2018
2 months ago
Don't know how it tastes. Failed to Start
The yeast never got going, after 48 hours I had to add dry yeast. Based on reviews, other people have the same experience.
January 26, 2018
2 months ago
So far so good! Package arrived a little warm, but threw it in the fridge immediately. Made a 3L starter and the yeast LOVED it. My triple ipa went off like gangbuster in less than 4 hours! Preliminary tastes just as I hoped it would. Still needs a few more days in secondary, then dry hopping. Should have a beautiful, fruit forward Hazy Triple ipa soon!
January 23, 2018
1 month ago