« on: October 26, 2016, 07:48:06 AM »
I 100% disagree. If you make a clean ale with proper fermentation who cares if its 34/70 or a clean ale strain. A snob would care, and I gotta tell ya, if you are brewing for a snob you're always doing it wrong...
They taste different; I don't care about the authenticity of using one type of yeast over another.
Conventional homebrewing wisdom has always been if you can't get into the 40s get into the upper 50s with US05 to emulate a lager because supposedly no lager strain could ferment that warm without creating a myriad of off-flavors. But that has been discovered to be untrue, at least for some strains (particularly 3470). Brewers without temperature control are not limited to ale yeast but are still welcome to that option if they prefer.