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Woodbury419 01-08-2012 07:41 PM

Pac Man Yeast
 
So I've stumbled across Rogue Dead Guy Ale hear in the UK on base. I've tried several different batches to propagate the Pac Man yeast that's in the bottles. I honestly want to say that they've been pasteurized..which leads me into this question. Does anyone have any Pac Man slants available that would like to trade? I have on hand in slants Wyeast 2308, Saflager S-23, Safale S-33, White Labs Cry Havoc, Wyeast 1056, and an unknown strain from a German Hefeweizen Tap (produces excellent wheat beers).

I can promise that these are pure strains and the yeasts are very happy in their slants! :D Any Takers?!

jotakah 01-08-2012 07:59 PM

I can't trade, but I do know for certain that it is possible to harvest Pacman yeast from a bottle of Dead Guy, keep at it! :fro:

Woodbury419 01-08-2012 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by jotakah (Post 3641194)
I can't trade, but I do know for certain that it is possible to harvest Pacman yeast from a bottle of Dead Guy, keep at it! :fro:

I know it is possible as well, but I honestly think they're pasteurizing the Dead Guy Ale before shipping out to the UK.

jonmohno 01-09-2012 12:54 AM

Pasterized beer doesnt have yeast in it,does it?

chezzesteak 01-09-2012 01:20 PM

Where u at. This is my " house" strain.

tacticalhooligan 01-09-2012 05:55 PM

The Dead Guy six pack is under suspicion of being filtered as there is very little to no sediment in the bottles. You will want to try with one of the Rogue 22oz bottles if possible, they are loaded with yeast on the bottom.

Woodbury419 01-09-2012 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by chezzesteak (Post 3643286)
Where u at. This is my " house" strain.

I'm in Lakenheath, UK (England), is this feasible?

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacticalhooligan (Post 3644387)
The Dead Guy six pack is under suspicion of being filtered as there is very little to no sediment in the bottles. You will want to try with one of the Rogue 22oz bottles if possible, they are loaded with yeast on the bottom.

yeah, i took notice of the minimal sediment. bummer...the BX on base doesn't have the 22 oz bottles here. Just the 6 racks, =(

ChadChaney 01-09-2012 07:22 PM

You can order a Pacman smack-pak from Wyeast. I have like 4 of them in the fridge where I work, I could ship you one if you want, the date on them is not the freshest, but they have been in a walkin cooler at a constant 34-35 degrees. I grabbed 10 of them since I was not sure if it was going to be around forever, my house strain as well, killer yeast, literally eats everything! PM me if you are interested..

chezzesteak 01-10-2012 02:40 AM

[QUOTE="Woodbury419"]

I'm in Lakenheath, UK (England), is this feasible?
Nope. Check rebel brewer

spook 01-10-2012 01:51 PM

For what its worth, I recently harvested successfully from a ceramic swing top bottle of Rogue "XS Imperial Stout" that I discovered hiding in the back of my beer closet. I stepped up a nice starter and pitched most into a test batch of beer last night (which is happily bubbling already) and froze the rest with a water/glycerine in 15ml vials.

I'll check into shipping, but I suspect keeping it cold for the time it takes to get to the UK from the US may be a challenge. I had tried and failed a few times before with other Rogue beers. A couple of things that I think helped this time:

-The bottle I harvested from had sat undisturbed and upright for >6mo, so there was a nicely settled layer on the bottom.
-I poured the beer out into a pitcher (ok a pyrex measure, I'm a guy) in one pour before serving it. I've found that doing multiple pours brings more of the yeast up into suspension and leaves less to be harvested.
-I used a little boiled and cooled water to swirl around in the bottom of the bottle to get all the yeast into a slurry and pitched into a ~150ml starter on a stir plate in a warmed cooler at 70F (my diy incubator).

Cheers!


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