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Old 08-26-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default substitute for wyeast 1764 pacman

i'm going to brew a clone Rogue Dead Guy ale. recipe calls for wyeast 1764 pacman. my lhbs doesn't sell that yeast (and says they can't even get it). they suggest wyeast 1056 as a substitute.

i see i can order 1764 from rebelbrewer.com for $6.99 . . . . or i can buy 1056 from my lhbs for $6.25.

does anybody know of another substitute to 1764 pacman yeast? there's really no risk in my ordering it from rebelbrewer.com (other than i've never ordered anything from them before). or am i making a mountain out of a molehill?

are there other yeasts that are better substitute?

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Old 08-26-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:39 PM   #3
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I'd buy S-05 before 1056, it's cheap!!!

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Old 08-26-2011, 08:42 PM   #4
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S-05 works fine. You can cultivate pacman from the Rogue Stout or Brutal Bitter bottles which I have done. Pacman is probably a bit better but for convenience I used S-05 last time I brewed something calling for it and I probably will again unless my LHBS has it, it is only available from the private collection in certain seasons.

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Old 08-26-2011, 09:06 PM   #5
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Austin Homebrew lists WLP 051 as an equivalent.
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=1784

I've been working with Pacman all season; it is comparable to WLP 051 and WLP 001.

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Old 08-26-2011, 09:37 PM   #6
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Since pacman is all I use on my house beers, I have to recommend you try it. If a yeast exists somewhere that matches the amazingness of pacman, I have not yet found it

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Old 08-27-2011, 01:13 AM   #7
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Pacman is great.

If you can't get it, 1056 or S-05 are pretty good substitutes. They will not attenuate as well as PacMan, but if you replace some extract (I'm assuming you are doing extract) with some table sugar (say about 0.5 lbs), it will help it attenuate better.

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Old 08-27-2011, 01:16 AM   #8
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+1 for San Diego Super Yeast

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Old 08-27-2011, 07:54 PM   #9
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Since pacman is all I use on my house beers, I have to recommend you try it. If a yeast exists somewhere that matches the amazingness of pacman, I have not yet found it
if you have to order yours online, can you recommend a site to order it from? the only two lhbs near me say they either cannot get it, or haven't even heard of it. i DID fine a few sites that sell it, and it appears it will cost me more than $20 - which includes the yeast, ice pack, and 3-5 day delivery.

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Old 08-27-2011, 08:00 PM   #10
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1056 is damn close.

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