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Omega Yeast | OYL-405 Helio Gazer™ Ale | Beer Yeast | Thiolized® Yeast Strain | Double Pitch | 225 Billion Cells
OYL405

Omega Yeast | OYL-405 Helio Gazer™ Ale | Beer Yeast | Thiolized® Yeast Strain | Double Pitch | 225 Billion Cells

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Description

  • OYL-405 boosts thiol biotransformation 200x above sensory threshold, creating a supernova of tropical, passion fruit flavors and aromas
  • Produces robust guava and New Zealand sauvignon blanc-like aromas and sturdy haziness
  • For best results, use Phantasm Powder during whirlpool to add Thiol Precursors to your wort
  • Double pitch size with a minimum of 225 billion cells—twice the size of the standard yeast pitch
  • Proprietary propagation methods generate fresh, metabolically strong yeast cells and optimal biomass
  • Omega Yeast is founded on curiosity and innovation, expertly producing common workhorse varieties and many unique strains

Mount up and cruise out to the nearest Lagrange point for a view of the cosmos unlike any you'll find here on Earth. You may have missed hitching a ride with the James Webb Telescope, but this Thiol-boosting yeast strain from Omega Yeast will have you seeing stars all the same. With enhanced Thiolized® capabilities, Helio Gazer™ boosts thiol biotransformation to free thiols 200x above sensory threshold, creating a supernova of tropical, passion fruit flavors and aromas. Even in the juiciest of IPAs, expect robust guava and New Zealand sauvignon blanc-like aromas along with the beloved sturdy haziness of its parent strain, British Ale V. Pair with mash hopping, grape-derived products or regional malt and hops for peak thiols.

Omega Yeast describes this strain as an amped up version of Cosmic Punch.

For best results, use Phantasm Powder during whirlpool to add Thiol Precursors to your wort before fermentation.

Attenuation: 71-75%
Flocculation: High
Alcohol Tolerance: 10% ABV
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 64-74°F
Cell Count: 225 Billion
 
 
Please Note: For best results we Always recommend ordering an Ice Pack with your liquid yeast. Ice Packs can be found below in the "You might Also Need" section.

Available only in the US. While we would love to make these strains available internationally, many countries regulations do not yet allow the sale of organisms developed using modern gene-editing, regardless of the type of modification introduced by the technique. Please feel free to contact us for more information!

**Patent Pending

Please Note: When choosing an ice pack option beware that the liquid yeast will not arrive cold even when shipped together. Ice packs and insulated mailing options are designed to keep the yeast colder for longer during shipment, but they will not ensure that your yeast arrives cold. We will not replace liquid yeast that arrives warm. During warmer months we strongly recommend you choose dry yeast.

 

Item # OYL405
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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The absolute best in Thiolized Yeasts. I can't survive without it.
Adam Arndt on Mar 1, 2023
Have tried this before, am making it a go to yeast for hoppy beers.
John B on Feb 27, 2023
The absolute best in Thiolized Yeasts. I can't survive without it.
Adam Arndt on Mar 1, 2023
Excellent yeast for New england iPA'S
Ron G on Feb 28, 2023
Have tried this before, am making it a go to yeast for hoppy beers.
John B on Feb 27, 2023
trying this out to see if what is said about it is true
Thomas B on Feb 15, 2023
To give it a try
Jim K on Jan 26, 2023
making beer
James P on Jan 7, 2023
NE IPA
Christopher Sisler on Dec 12, 2022
Bought phantasm
Trying thiol releasing tehniques for extra fruitiness in NEIPAs
Mark B on Nov 10, 2022
recipe
Roy Ventullo on Nov 1, 2022
Heard a lot about this yeast
Joseph H on Oct 22, 2022
Unlock thiols in use with phantasm powder
Robert c J on Oct 3, 2022
Try new products
Edward A on Sep 14, 2022
Excellent yeast for New england iPA'S
Ron G on Feb 28, 2023
trying this out to see if what is said about it is true
Thomas B on Feb 15, 2023
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
The King of Thiolized Strains, IF You Use It Correctly
Helio Gazer cranks the Thiols up to "11", vs. the other Thiolized yeast strains that are available to homebrewers.

"IF you use it correctly", means that you need to provide it with plenty of thiol pre-cursors, and a diversity of thiol precursors if you don't want a single dimensional thiol taste. Use a blend of mash hops that are high in thiol precursors (or the CryoPop Blend for the "easy button" of Thiol precursor diversity) and potentially Phantasm.

IMHO, the benefit of using Helio Gazer's huge "thiol freeing potential" is that you can maintain big dry hops OR use the quantity of wheat or oats that you want in the grist and you have a large "bank account" of thiols, so you don't have to worry about the grist or big dry hop additions reducing the thiol levels down below the taste threshold.

Helio Gazer is perfect for beers with big thiol AND dry hop taste (my favorite kind of Hazy IPA / NEIPA)!
June 28, 2023
Purchased
12 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Thiols unchained!!! Hooked on Helio Gazer!
Beautiful, stable haze and amazing flavor and aroma! Phantasm, Centennial, Bru-1, Citra, Sabro!
Beautiful, stable haze and amazing flavor and aroma! Phantasm, Centennial, Bru-1, Citra, Sabro!
March 3, 2023
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good
Worked great for my dry hopped double ipa! Tropical in all good ways.
February 21, 2023
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing yeast!
This yeast, combined with Phantasm powder and copious amounts of whirlpool and double-dry hopping, created the most delicious hazy IPA I have ever made. I am very happy with Helio Gazer!
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November 20, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Grapefruit bomb
used in an NEIPA and it was amazing. fermented fast, left a good haze and had a ton of ruby red grapefruit in fermentation. over time, the beer became more balanced. Mash hopped with both Saaz and Cascade... I'll be using this one again in a west coast Wheat IPA soon!
November 19, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Maybe a little of the top
Made a crazy juices haze NEIPA
November 9, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Crazy!
My mind is completely blown. I've been professionally brewing for 12ish years and I've never experienced anything like this.... The beer isn't finished but this product is as advertised. I feel like I'm going to have to dry hop more to mitigate the passionfruit character. CRAZY! your review here. It must be at least 20 characters long. Consider whether you would recommend this product and what you like or dislike about it.
October 18, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago