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Old 06-17-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default Ale Yeast Selection for Baltic Porter

I know lager yeast is historically what is used, but I have none. I have prepared two 1 gallon starters, and one of them is going to get a baltic porter and the other a kolschish thing...which of these two yeast strains do you think is best for baltic porter, if you are going to use an ale yeast.


Rogue Pacman
White Labs WLP-029 german ale/kolsch

I am leaning towards the pacman, since their deadguy is such a great lagerish ale.

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Old 06-17-2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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Use Nottingham.

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Old 06-17-2010, 04:16 PM   #3
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Use Nottingham.
Notty is a beast of a yeast........that is for sure. I will add that to my list of possibilities since I do have a few dry packs laying around in the freezer.

I find that nottingham and pacman are very similar.....
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I used Notty for mine recently. It turned out great. It put US-05 to shame IMO. The bottled comes off very clean when you drink it. Not to mention notty is fast and it cakes well.

That being said I just bought some Pacman recently that I plan to use on nearly every type of beer I can. Likely I'll try to do duplicate batches for experimentation of Pacman vs suggested strains. That being of course when a special yeast isn't suggested.

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If you like notty, you will really like pacman. It seems like it almost impossible to screw up a pacman fermentation....that yeast just chews up maltose like crazy. I am thinking that pacman will get the call on my baltic porter....but I am also torn, because WLP029 will give it that nice german flavor....too many choices.

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I have made 3 Baltic porters. 2 with Nottingham yeast and one with London Ale yeast. The Nottingham ones have been a great deal better.

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I have made 3 Baltic porters. 2 with Nottingham yeast and one with London Ale yeast. The Nottingham ones have been a great deal better.
Excellent! Pacman it is....I think pacman and notty are quite similar.
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Wait. I'm confused. Notty is $1.50. How much is Pacman?

Anyways, basically what I did was something super close to EdWort's Robust Porter, made some tweaks based on availability and lagered the mofo for 8 weeks.

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Wait. I'm confused. Notty is $1.50. How much is Pacman?
Free with the purchase of Rogue Shakespeare Stout, I have a 2 liter starter of pacman ready to roll....
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Oh you're culturing it. I should have figured.

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