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Old 01-11-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Bottle Source for Harvesting Pacman Yeast?

Having read through numerous threads, it appears that people have had great success harvesting Pacman yeast from only two bottles of Rogue, Shakespeare Stout and Brutal Bitter Ale.

If you have harvested yeast from another Rogue brew, please chime in.


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Old 01-11-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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I've successfully harvested Pacman from the American Amber Ale. I've also seen, but not harvested, a lot of yeast in the Yellow Snow IPA.


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Old 01-11-2011, 04:04 PM   #3
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I was successful harvesting from a bomber of Hazelnut Brown Nectar. I used it for a Dead Guy brew and it went from OG 1.75 (had better then expected efficiency) so I was a little worried I might finish high. Well those Pacman are amazing I left it in the primary for 40 days and ended up at 1.006! I was in the low 60's the first four days after that I was likely closer to 70. Next time I may have to keep it cool the entire time if I don't want it to get too dry.

ETA: I just remembered that I also harvested some Pacman from a Chocolate Stout too.

Reason: Chocolate Stout addition
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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I have a few 12 oz bottles of American Amber in the garage, I'll take a look at the label. I don't recall seeing any yeast sediment though. Are you talking about the 22 oz bottles?
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I thought Rogue used a different yeast for carbing. ???
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Yes, I used the 22oz American Amber Ale bottles to harvest the yeast.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:11 AM   #7
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I guess the 22 oz'ers must be non-filtered as my 12 oz is crystal clear, no sediment.
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Having read through numerous threads, it appears that people have had great success harvesting Pacman yeast from only two bottles of Rogue, Shakespeare Stout and Brutal Bitter Ale.

If you have harvested yeast from another Rogue brew, please chime in.
Yellow snow IPA. Done it a couple of times.

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I thought Rogue used a different yeast for carbing. ???
If they use a different yeast, it's a great yeast. Very clean (low esters) high alcohol tolerance (I've run it up to 11%), and low temperature threshold (I've got some going at 55 F right now), and flocs well. ........... sounds like PacMan to me.
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I thought Rogue used a different yeast for carbing. ???
It says so on most of the bombers. In fact I've had the best luck with those beers where it explicitly mentions Pac Man yeast on the screenprinting on the 22 ouncers. I've noticed that not all of them say it, and I've had luck with those. But I usually drink the stouts and bitters to harvest from.
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Fair enough Revvy - heck - I just buy it! LOL Then wash it!


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