Dechutes' Mirror Pond has probably been my most favorite beer on the planet since 1988 when i first bought a six pack on my honeymoon in Grand Teton NP. I've been trying to develop the perfect clone since I cant seem to find it here on the east coast (Just another reason why im moving to Colorado in a couple years). But I Digress.
I read somewhere that Dechutes uses 1187 Ringwood Ale strain for this, so I thought I'd would give it a try. but reading the description seems there's a conflict:
"A top cropping yeast strain with unique fermentation and flavor characteristics. Expect distinct fruit esters with a malty, complex profile. Flocculation is high, and the beer will clear well without filtration. A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete. This strain can be a slow starter and fermenter."
BJCP says esters are moderate to none- no diacetyl.
Has anyone had experience using this strain? if so, if fermenting in low to mid 60's, how do you perform a diacetyl rest?