I've had good results with just using 3278. The bugs won't take effect until you rack onto fruit anyway - I'm pretty sure most of the time they take a month or so to really start. The ale strain in 3278 will still do the bulk of the initial fermentation. I personally don't think it's necessary or authentic to start with one and then add bugs - in the farmhouse breweries they would just throw open the shutters, and the bugs would be there from the start. Also, buying each of the bacterial strains separately would be more expensive than just getting 3278 from the start. Pedio, lacto, brett, sherry, wheat, and ale - that's a lot of yeast packets to buy.
Last edited by sonetlumiere85; 01-08-2010 at 06:30 AM.