GY054 Vermont IPA Yeast - GigaYeast

GY054 Vermont IPA Yeast - GigaYeast

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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 is perfect in IPA's where it leaves a beer with more body and a slight fruity ester. It is great when combined with aromatic hops. This yeast is a customer favorite for creating hoppy style beers and high gravity beers. 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

* 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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Weight 0.35 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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David G on Sep 2, 2021
Martin C on Jun 29, 2021
David G on Sep 2, 2021
Ideal for this brew pliney the elder
Gordon T. S on Jul 1, 2021
Martin C on Jun 29, 2021
Reliable and clean for ne ipa
Jay S on Jun 12, 2021
vermont ipa
sean c on May 26, 2021
Making Heady Topper clone
Hugo A on May 25, 2021
Have had great success with this product
Shawn D on May 21, 2021
Seems like liquid yeast is best. This one was for IPAs
Matthew S on May 8, 2021
because the one w my brew kit was cut in half when opening the bubble pack
John F on Apr 24, 2021
Its an IPA yeast
Paul T on Apr 13, 2021
First liquid option
John W. Smith on Feb 11, 2021
mark a graber on Feb 10, 2021
Sean S on Jan 27, 2021
Based on recommendations
Jason S on Jan 22, 2021
Solid results always
Shawn D on Jan 12, 2021
recommendation from a brewer
Lance C on Jan 7, 2021
I've heard a lot of positive comments about this yeast.
Chad M on Jan 6, 2021
You recommended it.
Randall M R on Dec 19, 2020
john i on Dec 18, 2020
Erin C on Dec 2, 2020
Sean S on Nov 30, 2020
A recipe
Michael Hoffman on Nov 23, 2020
Good luck in the past
Brian B on Nov 18, 2020
It was recommended and was from Vermont.
Robert D T on Nov 17, 2020
Need yeast
Noah Burgos on Nov 14, 2020
Great yeast...starts the ferment quickly
PATRICK L R on Nov 12, 2020
Recipe hazy
mark searle on Nov 11, 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
Ideal for this brew pliney the elder
Gordon T. S on Jul 1, 2021
Reliable and clean for ne ipa
Jay S on Jun 12, 2021
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.
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.
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.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Favorite strain
This is my favorite IPA/Pale strain. Definitely worth it.
March 16, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Juicy Goodness!
If you’re looking to brew up some juicy NEIPAs, this is the yeast you’re looking for. It has great flavor and promotes those hop aromas. I brewed several NEIPAs in 2020 and those kegs never lasted long.

Great stuff.
January 28, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
works like a charm, batch came out top notch
May 31, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best Yeast
The best yeast i have used so far after a dozen brews. Still bubbling after 4 days.
May 20, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
1 year ago
Rated 1 out of 5
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
1 year 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
Rated 1 out of 5
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
1 year 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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great so far.
Very fast acting with lots of activity two hours after pitching.
January 10, 2020
1 year ago