OK - I understand that generally lower temps (65-72) are best for ales, and most of my last 10-15 batches have all been temp controlled in a dedicated fridge, and wish I could stay temp controlled. This summer, I probably won't have that option, as we have been using the spare as overflow, and have to keep it at fridge / freezer funtion temps. I use an aquarium heater in a tub to keep my brews warm now, but that will stop soon as spring approaches.
I am trying to get a good stash while it is cool, but will have to brew a few during the summer, when our house is normally 78-80*F.
What yeasts (preferably White Labs or dry, but I can order Wyeast) are acceptable at those temps? I understand that I will not get clean profiles, but that is OK - I love Belgain and British yeast character. What I am looking for is what WONT produce fusels or other BAD flavors - I can work with fruity. Based on the yeast, I will develop a beer recipe working backwards. Saison yeast (WLP566 & WLP568) are the only ones I am sure will be OK. I have heard that Nottingham (a personal favorite) does OK at higher temps, but have not gone warm with it. I have found that Safbrew T-58 is bad warm - it gave me horrible fusels at 80, but was great at 70. I wll try to keep the warm beers below about 1.060, which will help also.
Based on what my summer yeasts will be, I am planning my spring beers to give variety.
Any suggestions appreciated.