Originally Posted by WrathsU
I'm going to have to try this experiment out sometime. I think I'll try washing and cultivating an american ale strain after my next batch.
Yeah the first time I did this was with a pale ale. I split it into three 2gal batches and pitched with 1056, 1272, and 1968. These were great strains to compare because 1968 is way out in left field due to high flocculation, low attenuation, slightly sweeter finish, and crazy maltiness. The two American strains were fun to compare because you could still tell a difference but it was more subtle. I learned a lot from this.