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GigaYeast Lacto


Description Lactobacillus Sp. Lactic Acid Bacteria are inhibited by hops, high gravity and low temperatures. You can adjust sourness by increasing or decreasing these variables. More than 7 IBU, gravity above 1050 or temps below 65 F will increase the time to sour or lead to reduced overall souring. We recommend brewing with GB110 in one of three ways. I) “Hot Start”: Pitch GB110 to wort at 98 F with little or no hops for 48-72 hrs. Wort may be soured before kettle boil or after. If soured before kettle boil, boil with hop additions as usual. If soured after kettle boil cool wort and pitch yeast. II) “Co-Pitch”: Pitch GB110 into a primary with yeast of your choice at 68-72 F. Wort that is less than 1050 and 7 IBU will typically be very sour in 2-3 weeks. III) “Secondary”: Pitch GB110 after primary fermentation for an aged sour. Souring by this method typically requires several months. Adding simple sugars or fruit etc. will enhance souring in the secondary.

14 days at 71 F in 1045 sweet wort, pH 5.6

Apparent Attenuation– 40%


Final pH– 3.6 (100X acidification)

1.4% lactic acid W/V

**48 hrs at 98 F in 1045 sweet wort, pH 5.6 **

Apparent Attenuation– 15%


Final pH– 3.6 (100X acidification)

0.6% lactic acid W/V

Recommended Temperature Range† 68 F to 98 F
Tasting Notes Pronounced Sourness. Creates a modest amount of CO2 and EtOH.

Representative Styles Saison, Sour Beer, Lambic

* 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).

GigaYeast laboratory is still gathering data on many of our strains. Information provided here may change some in the future. Please call if you need more info.