Pacman ESB

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BranCookie

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I was buying ingredients online for Jamil's ESB recipe and saw that Brewmasters had Pacman yeast. I love Rogue beers so I said why not Pacman ESB. What temp would make a good ESB with this yeast? The Master brewer at Rogue says he ferments at 60 for most of the beer except for a few exceptions that ferment near 70. I am thinking 60ish for a nice clean Special Bitter

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Pacman Yeast
 

thataintchicken

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Pacman is a great yeast.

I have never used it for a true ESB - read as BITTER.

All I can say is try it and let us know what happens :D

no matter what, it'll be a tasty brew.
 

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Clearly Pacman can produce a good ESB. My guess would also be towards 60F to limit the fruity esters which according to the style should be moderate to low but present.
 

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I use Pacman a lot and always have luck fermenting at 63F for the majority of fermenting and bump up to 67F for a few days before crashing for kegging. I don't get any fruity esters with my process.
 
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