I am thinking about brewing the Arrogant Bastard clone (90% 2-row & 10% Special B) and have a few questions about the yeast choice. The near cloned Can You Brew It recipe calls for WLP007.
I have Wyeast 1968 and Wyeast 1764 (Pacman) on-hand already.
The three strains are below. Would either of the two Wyeast strains be close or close-enough to substitute for WLP0007.
Clean, highly flocculent, and highly attenuative yeast. This yeast is similar to WLP002 in flavor profile, but is 10% more attenuative. This eliminates the residual sweetness, and makes the yeast well suited for high gravity ales. It is also reaches terminal gravity quickly. 80% attenuation will be reached even with 10% ABV beers.
Alc. Tolerance: medium to high
Flocculation: medium to high
Temp. Range: 65-70°F
Wyeast 1764 Pacman
Pacman is alcohol tolerant, flocculent, attenuates well and will produce beers with little to no diacetyl. Very mild fruit complements a dry, mineral finish making this a fairly neutral strain.
Alc. Tolerance 12% ABV
Temp. Range 60-72°F (15-22°C)
Wyeast 1968 ESB
A very good cask conditioned ale strain, this extremely flocculant yeast produces distinctly malty beers. Attenuation levels are typically less than most other yeast strains which results in a slightly sweeter finish. Ales produced with this strain tend to be fruity, increasingly so with higher fermentation temperatures of 70-74°F (21-23° C). A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete. Bright beers are easily achieved within days without any filtration.
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV
Flocculation: Very High
Temperature Range: 64-72F, 18-22C