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Old 06-05-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
Sep 2009
Huntersville NC
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I have some Pacman yeast in the fridge and I am about to do a recipe that calls for Safale US-05 Ale Yeast. Its for a Bavarian bock beer, with a 1.06+ OG. What do you all think?


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Old 06-05-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
Mar 2010
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I think the Pacman yeast will go nuts in there and you will have a great beer.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:29 PM   #3
Sep 2009
North Dakota
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IMO, pacman yeast is far superior to dry safeale US-05. I have had US-05 make 3 batches of mediocre beer, so I have stricken it from my brewing options. IMO, pacman attenuates better, is cleaner and floculates better. If I am going for neutral yeast in a dry form, I will take nottingham every time.

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Old 06-05-2010, 02:29 PM   #4
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Neither. Its not a bock if you're using ale yeast (although Pacman fermented cold would be more lager like that US-05).

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Old 06-05-2010, 02:33 PM   #5
Mar 2009
Reno, Nv
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Dead Guy ale is a maibock fermented with pacman at 60 F. I love using pacman, i just did a 12% barleywine with it.

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