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Old 11-08-2012, 04:24 AM   #11
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Pacman is a great neutral yeast,I hear the stouts are best for harvesting, I got mine from Yellow Snow.

My house yeast is Bell's.
Doesn't floc like a rock, but not bad with a little time. My kegged brews take about a week and a half and that's without cold crash or clearing agents. They take that long to carb anyway, so not a big deal for me,and once it's clear,it's clear...not "mostly" clear. It also took my Pliny clone(1.075) down to 1.012. I don't like my IPA's to get super low because I like a little malt to balance the hops. It also adds a little something that I can't really explain, but no other yeast I've used has that same "Umph".
Harvest can be done from their Pale or Best Brown. I've gotten it from Two Hearted also, but because it's dry hopped, it's not the best choice.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:02 AM   #12
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+2 for pacman...love that SH**

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:10 AM   #13

I don't use it all the time, but I find White Labs Edinburgh strain to be both good and flexible. It accentuates malt flavors without suppressing hop flavors. Fermented low (58-60F) it has a very clean flavor profile. White Labs suggests it as an alternative 'house strain' to WLP001which is why I first tried it.

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #14
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Great replies guys/girls Im still deciding, so I think Im going to make a 12 gallon batch and split it in three using some harvest pacman, WL028 and Wyeast 1728. I know Wyeast 1056 (therefore US-05 and WL001) and Ive also tried Wyeast American Ale II they are very good but not what Im looking for, WL002 well havent tried it but I read it can mute the hop caracther and well, I mostly want it for my APAs and IPAs so I already discard that option.
Is going to take me while to get those three strains, I can get 1728 easly but White Labs are hard to get here and I have to harvest and build up some Pacman. Ill try to post results (probably next month) Thanks for the help

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #15
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I've haven't had a chance to use it yet but I hear the new San Deigo Super yeast WLP090 Is like Cal ale but ferments faster and flocs much better. I'd imagine this is the yeast you are looking for.

Also, I like WLP007 More esters then Cal Ale but it can be fairly clean if you ferment cooler. Works fast and flocs very well.

I've also heard great things about wlp028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale as a nice alternative to Cal Ale.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:40 PM   #16
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Sorry, I listed only white labs stuff and now see you can't get those so easily. Here is a handy chart that shows whitelabs and the wyeast equivalents. Most strains are made by both companies.

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #17
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What about some harvested Bell's yeast? Great stuff.
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Simple and easy wort aeration - Harvest yeast from your blowoff - Homebrew Spicy Mustard

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #18
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Got to find me some bells first but Ill give it a shot.

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:52 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by bluewaterbrewer
+2 for pacman...love that SH**
+3 for the Pacman!

 
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #20
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You need to try wlp007 and Denny's fav

Wlp007 ferments hard, fast, and attenuates at a high level it then drops like a rock.

 
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