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zanemoseley 03-23-2011 03:16 AM

Pacman yeast is a beast!
Man, I got 2 smack packs of pacman and did 2 small starter step ups for a 10 gallon batch of dead guy I'm making, it ended up 1.058 OG. I finished brewing at about 5pm on Sunday and I had really good bubble action the next morning before I went to work. Under 12 hours to a nice fermentation is awesome in my book. Today this thing is rolling like microwave popcorn. I'm making a starter of some of the yeast I saved from the pitch. I think I'm going to have to try this for several different beers coming up.

zanemoseley 03-23-2011 03:58 AM

Oh and one thing I forgot to mention was that my fermentation chamber is set to keep the beer a 60*F since I've heard that Rogue keeps theirs close to this. Truly amazing, if I let it get up to 75 it would be like WWIII inside the better bottle.

Zen_Brew 03-23-2011 04:02 AM

Yeppers. That is one attenuative yeast as well. I've had it take 1.065-1.070 beers down to 1.009. Sometimes you wish it would leave a couple extra points on the beer for body.

ultravista 03-23-2011 05:54 AM

zanemoseley, what temperature are you fermenting?

MBasile 03-23-2011 05:59 AM

I did 4 different brews with PacMan towards the end of my first year of brewing. They were extract brews though so the attenuation was on the lower side. Maybe I should give it another try will all-grain!

FYI, I got my yeast from a single 22oz bottle of DGA.

zanemoseley 03-23-2011 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by ultravista (Post 2763268)
zanemoseley, what temperature are you fermenting?


kingmatt 03-23-2011 12:50 PM

where did you find pacman?

bh10 03-23-2011 12:52 PM

Brewmaster Warehouse has it, or you can harvest your own.

zanemoseley 03-23-2011 01:12 PM

Yup, I got mine from BMW. They are a bit more $$ than regular smack packs, I believe $7 a pack. All the more reason to save some in the fridge.

richbrew99 03-23-2011 06:14 PM

rebelbrewer.com has it also. I harvested some last week just try it and I have it in a Chocolate Stout right now fermenting. Cant wait to try it.

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