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Old 10-18-2008, 04:09 AM   #1
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I've been trying to grow some pacman from the slurry in a 22 Ozs brutal bitter. Two attempts appear to have failed. I'm adding the slurry from a few bottles to about 300ml of 1.040 wort made from DME and some yeast nutrient. The temps aren't exceeding 75 degrees at anytime. As far as I can tell it never really gets going despite some nice looking slurry in the bottom of the flask. How much activity should I expect from this little yeast? Any ideas? Try a different Rogue beer for more cells maybe?

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Old 10-18-2008, 04:59 AM   #2
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How long are you letting it sit before saying it's inactive?

I had a starter sit a couple days before I saw it being active. I'd guess it could be even longer with pitching sediment from the bottom of a bottle. That yeast is probably pretty dormant.

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Old 10-18-2008, 06:04 AM   #3
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I think you can buy Pacman yeast at that homebrew supply place in Troutdale. It's the only place that Rogue lets sell it. If you call them, they might ship you some.

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Old 10-21-2008, 02:16 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! It actually started to show some activity last Saturday morning (after two to three days) and is building a little cake now so I guess I just needed some more patience.

I'll look up that shop and I was thinking of just getting one of the rogue kits and then propagating the yeast from the first batch.

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Old 10-21-2008, 11:54 AM   #5
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also, you can always do a double starter, first try a low gravity wort, 1.020-30 and than when that starts bubbling transfer it to a 1.040 starter.

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