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Old 08-08-2010, 05:03 AM   #1
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Ok I've read a little about this yeast and know some one the board absolutely LOVE this strain. Now I just bought a bomber of Mocha Porter and am currently attemepting my first Yeast Wrangling! My plan, assuming all goes wel, is to brew a Dead Guy Clone, followed by havesting and splitting the yeast to save some and then to brew an APA, then a bigger (1.065ish) oatmeal stout. My question is: I know its a very clean strain but how does it act around 70-72?? Will it be nasty or go more estery like an english strain? I'm curious because it could determine my next beer in the run.


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Old 08-08-2010, 05:12 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that Rogue ferments their Pacman beers a little high. From what I remember, this yeast thrives at those temps. Good luck in your culturing.

Edit: And by thrives, I mean it tastes perfect. Just what you'd want.


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Rogue typically ferments Pacman at 60F and over-pitches (by homebrewing standards) to help overcome the lower temperature.

Pacman is a mutant strain of California Ale so it should be drinkable at ~70F, but it likely won't be as "clean" as you would like. The batches I've done with Pacman were fermented in the low 60's and came out super clean.
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Haha- You actually made me laugh at that one!

I've never gone above 66 degrees with pacman, so I have no idea how estery it could get at higher temperatures. I've done it from 59-65 though, I'm sure.

It's clean and well-attenuating at cool temperatures, that's for sure.
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Haha- You actually made me laugh at that one!

I've never gone above 66 degrees with pacman, so I have no idea how estery it could get at higher temperatures. I've done it from 59-65 though, I'm sure.

It's clean and well-attenuating at cool temperatures, that's for sure.
Well it's a beast - It took my 1.060 dead guy clone down to 1.010. I mashed at 153 so I didn't think it'd go that low... WOW
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Well it's a beast - It took my 1.060 dead guy clone down to 1.010. I mashed at 153 so I didn't think it'd go that low... WOW
I just made a pale ale and mashed at 154 degrees. Beersmith predicted a final gravity of 1.015, but I ended up with 1.012! I guess I need to increase the expected attenuation percentage for it on the program. Hopefully the dryness will let the hops shine through.

EDIT: 75% gives me the correct FG value.
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I've heard PacMan starts fast and hot...but I am still surprised! I pitched PacMan into a fully cooled wort at midnight last night. The fermometer strip indicated 62 and the temp in the basement overnight was about 60...

7:15 this morning the airlock is ripping.....and the temp has pushed 70...heading for 72. I didn't think I'd need to worry about keeping it cool this time of year...
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Does anyone have a website with a chartlist of yeast and there characteristics? Kinda like brep s. Com hop chart?
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Anyone try this yeast in a cider?


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