I am throwing a party in a few weeks and want to have 6 taps to fill up the jockey box. I will only have 2-3 weeks to ferment and condition the American Wheat (chosen because I need an "easy drinker" that can remain cloudy). I know I could use WLP001/US05/WY1056 and it would work out fast and fine, but I have some WLP029 slurry and was thinking about growing up a starter from it and using it (would give me a chance to build up a slurry for my long-queued Sticke).
I know both the Alt and Kölsch strains at Wyeast are recommended for American Wheat, but I was wondering if WLP029 would work equally well. Also, would it be nice and finished in 2-3 weeks? I know that lagering with this yeast is commonly done, but for an American Wheat where I will keep it cloudy, is this still necessary? My plan was to pitch at 56, ferment at 58 for 2 days, then rise 2 degrees every 2 days until I hit 68 - leave it there for a week or so (ideally at least one week after fermentation is finished), crash chill, and keg it, force carbonate (shake method), then serve 2 days later.