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
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.35 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Matt D on Oct 24, 2020
california yeast would be cultural appropriation
Peter G on Oct 2, 2020
Matt D on Oct 24, 2020
Style of beer I'm brewing
Jeff O on Oct 7, 2020
california yeast would be cultural appropriation
Peter G on Oct 2, 2020
Doing a hazy
Ted N on Oct 2, 2020
Great results in the past
Andrew S on Oct 2, 2020
gregory D on Oct 2, 2020
To more closely come heady topper
MIKE MORGAN on Sep 30, 2020
Very nice clean yeast for IPAs
Joseph E on Sep 25, 2020
Heard this is the best for this beer
Damon S on Sep 17, 2020
ive heard about it gonna try it one a home made ipa reciepe
Cruz Felipe B on Sep 11, 2020
It works well
Tiger on Sep 7, 2020
Wet yeast wouldn't last
Adam S on Sep 5, 2020
one of my favorite yeasts
Maxwell Blakely on Aug 29, 2020
Never used it before
george j on Aug 29, 2020
works excellent
Richard Mortimer on Aug 26, 2020
Vermont ipa yeast
Rowland F on Aug 21, 2020
Love the Double Size
Brian Hoey on Aug 14, 2020
Gave me what I liked last time,
Bharat Dwa on Aug 14, 2020
Haven't tried it yet, is good for IPA's
Sean M on Aug 12, 2020
I’m making my first east coast hazy IPA and I think this should be the perfect yeast for this style
Scott L on Aug 7, 2020
Part of a recipe
Jason K on Jul 31, 2020
like it
Dan D on Jul 30, 2020
I used this for the first time on my last batch, worked perfect
richard r on Jun 30, 2020
I like yeast
Kevin H on Jun 19, 2020
Never tried it before
Sebastian T on Jun 17, 2020
Joel R on Jun 16, 2020
I wanted to replicated the Vermont beer Heady Topper as best as possible.
Destiney Deemer on Jun 16, 2020
Makes fantastic NEIPA
BRIAN N on Jun 4, 2020
Great quality yeast based on my last experience
Matt S on Jun 2, 2020
Trying something new.
Jeremiah C on May 23, 2020
Hope it works
Aaron G on May 22, 2020
To brew something tasty.
Jay S on May 21, 2020
Suggested for this kit
Dave R on May 20, 2020
double the yeast = double the fun
Ian M on May 20, 2020
Didn't feel like making a starter for a beer I haven't made before
Anil V on May 19, 2020
Best for NEIPAs
Justin G on May 13, 2020
Trying something new.
Christopher M on May 9, 2020
Used before
Allison W on May 9, 2020
thinking of IPA after my current lager
Stephen B B on May 6, 2020
great yeast for a hazy ipa
CJ L on May 5, 2020
Cell count
Joseph H on May 5, 2020
Best price
Omar R on May 3, 2020
random choice
George C on Apr 21, 2020
If we're brewing a Heady Topper clone this just makes plain sense
Thomas S on Apr 17, 2020
Patrick L on Apr 16, 2020
Making beer
Liam S K on Apr 14, 2020
Im new to homebrewing and did a lot of research on liquid yeast which i never used before and usualy liquid yeast is around 100 billon cells this has double the cells for similar price. Also it will give off a fruity profile for your ipa.
Matthew P on Apr 9, 2020
I was originally looking for Omega Tropical IPA but this one made me think of Heady Topper.
John M on Apr 9, 2020
Recommended by you
Ryan O on Apr 8, 2020
To use with Heady Topper Clone
Jonathan V on Apr 7, 2020
Style of beer I'm brewing
Jeff O on Oct 7, 2020
Doing a hazy
Ted N on Oct 2, 2020
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 know this is an old comment but I had a similar slow start. I almost pitched another package of yeast.


This yeast (no starter) took about 22.5h hours before I saw any activity. Most of my yeast experience has been with WL yeast and their yeast starts going within 8-12 hours.

THIS YEAST ROCKS! When it starts.. it starts big. It is almost like it was holding back for the big release. The voracity that this yeast eats at is amazing. I had to bring my family down to the basement to show them the furious activity inside the fermenter. Never have I seen so much activity. Then it went from 1.066 to 1.021 in 45 hours.
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 ?
Miguel Ochoa on Jan 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a liquid yeast.
Been in the process of fermentation for a littler over 48 hours and it has not started. What do I do now ?
jeff soldridge on Oct 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I had the same experience with this yeast. If I remember correctly it took about 72 hours to get going. If this was shipped this summer it may have gotten overheated and lost some yeast cells. Eventually it will take off just have patience.

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works like a charm, batch came out top notch
May 31, 2020
5 months ago
Best Yeast
The best yeast i have used so far after a dozen brews. Still bubbling after 4 days.
May 20, 2020
5 months ago
Clean Tasting for Hazy
Used this on a hazy pale ale and had a great experience. Nice haze and fruity taste, but less sweet than Wyeast 1318. Cleaner taste.
April 7, 2020
7 months ago
After making a starter, i added the yeast to my wort. I encountered a stalled fermentation. After trying a couple of fixes, I ordered another package of yeast, made another starter and added it to my stalled wort. Again nothing. This my first time using Vermont IPA Gigayeast. It's also my first stalled fermentation. I am very frustrated.
April 3, 2020
7 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
April 29, 2020
Zach R Staff
Inactive yeast
Yeast was inactive. No activity in the airlock and not even a sign of foam on top. Added dried yeast and got goid fermentation.
March 24, 2020
7 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
James - Thank you for your feedback, that is tough to hear. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
April 29, 2020
Zach R Staff
Danky goodness
Worried me for the first 24 hours because I saw little activity then all hell broke loose. My wife thought there was a rodent in the fermentation room it was so noisy. Final gravity of 1.010 by day 12. Nice danky peach mango flavor to the hazy ipa I brewed. Will definitely buy again.
March 1, 2020
8 months ago
I did not have any problems with a direct pitch. This was nearly done in 48 hours and very thorough, so be prepared for first hop if you are trying to make neipas.
January 10, 2020
10 months ago
Great so far.
Very fast acting with lots of activity two hours after pitching.
January 10, 2020
10 months ago
Haven’t tasted the finished beer yet but I was impressed that strong fermentation began in less than 12 hours and finished out at 1.010 from 1.068 in less than 48 hours.
December 17, 2019
10 months ago
Nice flavor, more bolder beer flavor than some other ale yeast.
October 23, 2019
1 year ago