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Old 04-24-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Fermenting an amber with pacman yeast harvested from a growler of rogue yellow snow ipa! 60 degrees and still a healthy looking fermentation!

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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It is amazing, but it can result in overly dry beer due to it's incredible attenuation.


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Old 04-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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Pacman yeast is awesome!

Yes!

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:59 AM   #4
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I've yet to try pacman but I've never heard of anyone who has not love it. 60f is supposedly its sweet spot from what I've heard. Bet that beer turns out great.

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:41 AM   #5
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I've yet to try pacman but I've never heard of anyone who has not love it. 60f is supposedly its sweet spot from what I've heard. Bet that beer turns out great.
I hope so, it is a citra hopped amber with honey malt. I have only used this type of yeast before on a light ale, so I hope it doesn't dry out this beer too much because it is supposed to be somewhat sweet!

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It is amazing, but it can result in overly dry beer due to it's incredible attenuation.
Again, I just hope it doesn't dry this one out too much. I really didn't think about that. Either way it will be crisp though!

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:54 AM   #6
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Agreed, 60 degrees is the sweet spot. I've done 65 with it, but think 60 is better. If your mash is in the 152-154 range you shouldn't have any over attenuation problems. If you want something dry with a lot of hops, then 150 is fine as well. I mashed at 158 for a dead guy ale and she bottomed out at 1.020.

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:01 AM   #7
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What's the suggested amount of yeast to begin with to harvest this yeast? All I have now is a bomber of rogue chocolate stout. Should I buy a sixer of dead guy maybe?

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:09 AM   #8
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What's the suggested amount of yeast to begin with to harvest this yeast? All I have now is a bomber of rogue chocolate stout. Should I buy a sixer of dead guy maybe?
A bomber or rogue stout should be enough to harvest from. I've heard of peeps doing that. I wouldn't try it with the dead guy, as I heard and don't think that's a good one.

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:10 AM   #9
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When you harvest, make sure you start off real small and step up the starter.

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:13 AM   #10
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Thanks. I'm gonna check out some videos on it. I already made a stir plate specifically for some pac man.



 
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