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Old 08-06-2013, 02:01 AM   #1
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I recently washed and jared some packman from a pale ale. After being in the fridge a few weeks, I took some out today to pitch into a starter than I plan on pitching tomorrow. The cake at the bottom of the jars looks different from what I have seen with other yeasts. It was more of a blob with a few bubbles in it that actually bubbled up as it was warming up. It had a slight smell of sulfur, but overall it smelled yeasty.

Does pacman form more of a mat on the bottom or does it fall out in a clean white layer like other yeasts?

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:41 AM   #2
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/pacman-users-please-take-look-here-335674/

See my pics above.

Note the yeast was just poured into the jars, not washed.
So there is a lot of brown trub mixed with the white yeast.

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Old 08-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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Thanks-
The starter is cranking so I think I will go with it. I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed that pacman forms a different cake than some other strains. The consistency seemed different from chico, which is my normal yeast...

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To follow up on my question. The yeast was fine and the beer turned out awesome.

Pacman is beastly. Took my porter from 1.051 to 1.008 in 5 days! 83% attenuation. Very clean fermentation at 62 deg.

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