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Offline skyler

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Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« on: August 27, 2011, 09:50:49 AM »
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.

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Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 10:07:46 AM »
It's like betting on a horse race, but I'd bet Pacman would be faster than the other 2.
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Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 10:40:09 AM »
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.

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Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 11:11:59 AM »
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.
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Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 05:44:38 PM »
I know you did not list it but could you get WL090?  Would be perfect here
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Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011, 06:23:45 AM »
WLP090 might be Pacman. While labs admits it's not from San Diego. Morebeer list it as equivalent.

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Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 06:46:59 AM »
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.
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Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 07:49:26 AM »
I recall it is from a homebrewer in San Diego, as the story goes.

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Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2011, 11:26:39 AM »
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.