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Old 08-18-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a yeast substitude

Got a good looking IPA recipe from a homebrewer friend which calls for Pacman yeast.
My LHS does not carry it so looking for good substitude..OG on this IPA is projected to be around 1.075-1.080.

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Old 08-18-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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I think the only way to get pac-man is to culture it from a bottle of Rogue! It's their proprietary strain! I've never used it, but I believe that it is basically a super wyeast 1056, so if you don't want to grow it from Rogue dregs, that would be your best bet!


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Old 08-18-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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If you are looking for the high attenuation that Pacman appears to have, I would use the Chico Strain (S-05/WY1056/WLP001).

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I think the only way to get pac-man is to culture it from a bottle of Rogue! It's their proprietary strain! I've never used it, but I believe that it is basically a super wyeast 1056, so if you don't want to grow it from Rogue dregs, that would be your best bet!
Pacman yeast is released periodically as a VSS from Wyeast (1764).
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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I think the brewing network "can you brew it" said that nothing is very close, but 1272 will fool most people, or something along those lines.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
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I'd use good old notty. Very neutral and highly attenuating.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:02 PM   #6
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You can never go wrong with US-05 in an American IPA.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:35 PM   #7
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pacman is available at many online HB stores.
http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...east-1764.html
https://morebeer.com/view_product/7330

Also, my LHBS did not carry it (or know they could get it) until I emailed them yesterday. The emailed back saying they'll have some by Friday.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:36 PM   #8
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You can normally find pacman online if you are willing to wait for shipping.

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...east-1764.html
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:45 PM   #9
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I think I saw on brewers outpost website where you can get pacman. They also have a bunch of rogue kits
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I would just culture it from Rogue. For the price of the yeast, you can have two beers, and the yeast!

Plus, it's fun and rewarding to do it this way.


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