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GigaYeast Double Pitch - GY054 Vermont IPA Yeast

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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Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
Great yeast strain and Morebeer is the only place to buy!
Nicholas on Nov 26, 2018
Great yeast for NE IPA
John F on Nov 17, 2018
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
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
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
Try a new batch
kris m on Nov 17, 2018
Great yeast.
Scott R on Oct 29, 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!

3.7 / 5.0
39 Reviews
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Very good and easy to start
Easy to use. Starts slow compared to some but is rolling within 24hrs. Great flavor
October 9, 2018
3 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
3 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
6 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
7 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
11 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
11 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
11 months ago
Didn’t know I bought this, must have and it probably turned out great!
February 14, 2018
11 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
11 months ago