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Title: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
Post by: skyler on August 27, 2011, 04:50:49 PM
I know some yeasts are better than others at a quick turnaround. My question is this: is Pacman a suitable yeast for a quick turnaround? I'm talking grain to glass in 10 days with a 1.050 brown ale.

My other options are Wyeast 1318 and WLP029.
Title: Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
Post by: denny on August 27, 2011, 05:07:46 PM
It's like betting on a horse race, but I'd bet Pacman would be faster than the other 2.
Title: Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
Post by: hoser on August 27, 2011, 05:40:09 PM
WLP007.  Pitch at 66F, free rise to 69F.  That thing will easily be done in 3 days and it is a strong flocculator and attenuator so it will drop clear pretty easily and attenuate to 75-80%.  I like to crash cool mine to get it to drop out a little quicker.
Title: Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
Post by: tygo on August 27, 2011, 06:11:59 PM
I vote for Pacman as well.  The times I've used that it's been a beast and chomped through the brews in short order.
Title: Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
Post by: blatz on August 28, 2011, 12:44:38 AM
I know you did not list it but could you get WL090?  Would be perfect here
Title: Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
Post by: Malticulous on August 28, 2011, 01:23:45 PM
WLP090 might be Pacman. While labs admits it's not from San Diego. Morebeer list it as equivalent.
Title: Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 28, 2011, 01:46:59 PM
WLP090 might be Pacman. While labs admits it's not from San Diego. Morebeer list it as equivalent.

Somewhere I have read that White Labs stated that 090 is not from a San Diego brewery, but that it was an in house developed strain.  That was read on the internet, so take some grains of salt.
Title: Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
Post by: Malticulous on August 28, 2011, 02:49:26 PM
I recall it is from a homebrewer in San Diego, as the story goes.
Title: Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
Post by: skyler on August 28, 2011, 06:26:39 PM
While the homebrew store a block from my house carries white labs, they have been unable to get any WLP090 - apparently their orders haven't been filled lately by White Labs due to their moving to a new facility.