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Old 11-07-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a house yeast

OK Iīve tried several yeast strains and yet I havenīt decide about my house yeast.
I brew america pale ales and amercian IPAs mostly so Iīm looking for a clean yeast that floccs good and attenuates good too. The closest I got to what I wanted itīs US-05 Wyeast 1056, but I donīt like how it floccs. Iīve been thinking about Pacman but havenīt tried it yet.
What do you guys think can be Pacman a nice house yeast strain, I know is hard to get now but Iīm starting to use yeast slant and petri dishes so I think I can harvest some. Also what beer will you recomend to harvest this yeast?


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Old 11-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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I'm currently using American Ale II and I like it. In the past I've used Wyeast 1450 Denny's Favorite 50.


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Old 11-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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Iīve used American Ale II Iīm not crazy about it. I have to try Denny Favorite tough.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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Try WLP002. It floccs like a rock, has mild esters, and good attenuation. You can get from grain to glass faster and with tastier results than any other strain I know.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:54 AM   #6
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I like 1728 Scottish. it's a monster and can do anything from smoky to neutral to fruity depending on the temp. It has served me well for a wide variety of styles. My second choice is 1007 if I want a top-cropper and something a bit more malty.
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Pacman is my house strain. It works well for me.
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+1 for pacman.
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I have used 1056 the most of any that I have tried and like it for APA's. I also freeze yeast so I have a collection of 10 or more types. I try to use a yeast that is appropriate for the style of the beer.

When I get a new yeast I make a starter a little larger than needed then make up 4 vials to freeze. So I get a minimum of 5 brews from a single yeast purchase and if I made 4 new vials from each for 4 generations I could do 256 brews from the original buy.

My favorite brews have been with 1056 and 3787 Trappist.
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Never used it personally, but I think WLP007/WY1098 fits all your requirements.


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