WY1764 Pacman Ale Yeast - Wyeast

WY1764 Pacman Ale Yeast - Wyeast

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This is the long sought after pacman yeast from a very popular brewery in Newport, Oregon. Homebrewers rave about the clean ferment this yeast provides for all ales. This strain has a wide range of temperature threshold from 55F-78F. We recommend fermenting at 64-66F for the ultimate experience.

Do I need to make a starter for an Activator?

No. The Activator is designed to deliver professional pitch rates (6 million cells/ ml.) when directly added to 5 gallons of wort. ( <1.060 at 70 degrees). However, if a package is slow to swell, suspected of being mishandled, or if the date is approaching the six month shelf life it is a good idea to build the culture up with a starter. High gravity or low temperature fermentations require higher pitch rates. This can be achieved with inoculating with additional packages or making a starter.

Please note that wy1764 has been known to bloat when shipping due to the yeast "off-gassing". Please put this yeast in your refrigerator when received, as the yeast will be fine and should still be viable. To view Wyeast's FAQ on what to do with bloated packages, please visit the following link.

Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV
Flocculation: med-high
Attenuation: 72-78%
Temp. Range: 60-72°F (15-22°C)

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

Item # WY1764
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Weight 0.10 LBS
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Big beer
Julio G on Aug 8, 2020
Perfect for hipster beer.
Richard B on Jul 29, 2020
Big beer
Julio G on Aug 8, 2020
Rogue Voodoo Donut
Julio G on Jul 29, 2020
Perfect for hipster beer.
Richard B on Jul 29, 2020
James Frady on Jul 9, 2020
Flavor profile
Jeffery H on Jun 27, 2020
heard it was good for ipa
WILLIAM Reynolds B on May 22, 2020
Great yeast. Hard to find at LHBS and MoreBeer! has the best price.
Kalven K on May 15, 2020
its in the recipe
peter t on Apr 22, 2020
My best porter is even better with Pacman.
Jim Watts on Apr 1, 2020
because i need it to make a specific beer
Nyrel C on Jan 14, 2020
Because Rogue beer is dank sauce
Patrick T W on Dec 16, 2019
It did not effect the shipping date
Mike M on Dec 12, 2019
fun yeast, winner for all sorts of brews
Valued C on Nov 21, 2019
For a recipe in BYO magazine
Ralph S on Nov 19, 2019
Tried this for the first time and I’m buying again, nuff said
Walter L.Doughty on Oct 18, 2019
it's the go to for american stout
Bart C on Oct 3, 2019
its awesome
Corey P on Sep 10, 2019
Ive used it before and really liked it
Paul A on Aug 28, 2019
Dead guy ale
Eric H on Jun 20, 2019
Unique, smooth, clean yeast. Really versatile ale yeast; definitely worth trying.
Jim Watts on Jun 14, 2019
Part of a recipe
Chris K on Apr 11, 2019
Great product!
Richard B on Apr 5, 2019
The one i pitched is dead
Doug K on Mar 19, 2019
Seems good for IPA
Joseph C on Mar 5, 2019
Absolutely awesome yeast.
Jim Watts on Feb 25, 2019
Beer Recipe
Kyle K on Feb 18, 2019
Rogue clone
michael s. on Feb 12, 2019
I want to brew an American pale ale
Joseph A on Jan 5, 2019
Good yeast
Steven Z on Oct 23, 2018
Who doesnt like Rogue?
Scott J on Sep 25, 2018
hard to come by
Anthony Lagotta J on Jun 14, 2018
Great all around brewing yeast
Dave Del S on May 2, 2018
Good reviews
Timothy D on May 1, 2018
Blonde ale, Pale ale, IPA. Great clean finish, brings out hop flavors
Anthony W. G on Mar 20, 2018
I am interested in brewing Rouge clone recipies
Kevin G on Feb 28, 2018
I've used this yeast before on a big Imperial Stout and it held up to the alcohol content. When I used other yeast it's been hit and miss. I realize there are other steps that could be taken but why if you can get a good yeast and plus this yeast is great!
Brian A on Feb 22, 2018
The name of the yeast is funny
Hunter S on Feb 6, 2018
Alcohol tolerance of 12%
Cory S on Jan 30, 2018
attempting a fast ferment for a going away party.
Kevin A on Jan 29, 2018
Its a clean & quick.
R Harris on Jan 27, 2018
Rogue Voodoo Donut
Julio G on Jul 29, 2020
James Frady on Jul 9, 2020

4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
This is pretty powerful stuff. Had to use a blow out tube. Harvested from that batch and am using for a second batch which is also going strong.
July 4, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome ale yeast for clean, well-attenuated American styles.
Pacman delivers clean fermentation character with low temperature fermentation. Outstanding results in American Pale Ale and Robust Porter (Jamil's Shallow Grave Porter was dangerously good). Subjectively, I perceive a bit more character than Chico strains but a cleaner profile than classic English strains. Drier than WLP002... would love to try a head-to-head between WY1764 and WLP007. Try it; you'll like it.
May 12, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This so good I could? Fill in the blank.
Good as always, yum,yum,yum
December 4, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
First time using it and I’m going to order another Barley Wine and PAC Man is coming with it.
October 3, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Started fast, finished fast and clean.
March 22, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very active
One pack was 4 months old that I used in a starter and was very active upon the SMACK. Wort was 1.084 and it ate it up! My LHBS no longer carries which sucks for me since my recipes are based on Pacman. Glad to find it is still available!
March 12, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent choice of vendor for this strain of yeast...
I've tried the rest and settled on this being the best! Its clean fermenting, med-high flocculation, drops out of suspension quickly and cleanly. Its not the best strain for dry hopping but we use it as a house strain for most of our beers, especially the higher specific gravity beers.
February 16, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This made a wonderful IPA that was clean and very smooth. I made a starter, but I don't know if I really needed it. The OG of the IPA was ~1.063 and this yeast went nuts and fermented very quickly with a huge blow off. I fermented at ~56F. It reminded me a little of Wyeast1007. The first three people that tried this IPA said that it was the best I have ever made.
October 21, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I did a brew yesterday pitched the Pacman about 4:30 pm. had a fermentation by 11 pm.
May 24, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fast Fermenting - just like Pacman: chomp, chomp, chomp!
I am a fan of Rogue beers and always liked the yeast being used by J.C. Maier... now I understand where Pacman yeast got its name.

This stuff is a super fast-fermenting yeast. I liked the smack pack and followed the directions as listed on the package. I pitched straight from the (sanitized) bag into my fermenter. In less than 72 hours I went from an OG of 1.068 to an FG of 1.010 at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

I can't say enough about this yeast and I will use it again as I experiment with different brewing techniques and recipes.
January 20, 2018
over 3 years ago