So, on the IIPA I did two days ago I decided to try something crazy and I mixed two yeasts I had here and I guess I thought I'd see what people thought.
It was a mix of approximately 180 billion of WL810 and approx. 225 of ECY21. I got these numbers based on how I farm yeast off of big starters I make and adjusting based on age, etc. It was actually a 50/50 mix but the san fran lager yeast was 3 weeks old so I tried to figure the ration in case it worked.
Was this crazy?
Part of it was the ambient temps where I ferment in my basement, and part of it was what I had on hand. But, in hindsight, I wished I would've tested it on an IPA, especially since I hop bursted this one. Oh well, I guess the 9 oz's of hops from 15 minutes to flameout will help to mask yeast flavor if it's horrible.