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Old 10-07-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Dead Guy Ale and Pacman yeast?

Can anyone confirm that the DGA is brewed and bottled w/ Packman?
I cant seem to get their stout here in Nor*Cal.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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I'm planning on harvesting the yeast from my Dead Guy sometime, so if it isn't I guess I'm screwed.


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Old 10-07-2008, 10:54 PM   #3
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post # 22 in this thread says yes.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/pacm...r-video-63855/
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:35 AM   #4
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So w/ a very thorough search I came up w/ an old stout here in town. I am gonna give it hell and see what happens.
The funny thing is, I don’t even know what or when I am gonna brew next.
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As someone who has harvested a lot of pacman....I can't confirm whether or not DG has it...On ALL their other 22's it lists the yeast on it...but on Dead guy, it doesn't say so on the silk screened label. I haven't risked it, and always have pitched it with the dregs of one confirmed Pacman bottled beer.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:49 AM   #6
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Well here it is. Tonight its 11:40 and I just put the Pacman on the stirplate I am going to step this up 6x over the next 7-8 days and then wash the yeast and create my starter for my Honey amarillo IIPA or my Big Motor stout, which ever one I do, I am going to split the batch into (2) 6 gallon fermenters and pitch this Pacman into 1 and WLP001 into the other and compair. I will let you all know how this test turns out.
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im pretty sure that all of rogues ales are fermented and botlled with pacman. i have just had better luck with the shakespere stout. there is always a good amount in every 22.
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I pitched it last night @ 11:00 and still have no activity as of yet.
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Update? I just drank a bomber of the stout and pitched the hefty yeast layer in a stater... hopefully I'll get some action soon... I also hope to see the yeast ferment!
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As much as I have looked up on the subject, I have seen about a 50/50 result. As many people that say it is pacman, there are just as many that claim it is simply a separate bottling strain. Either way you would probably get some nice usable yeast.


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