So I am brewing an Oktoberfest and trying to decide between these two yeasts. I usually prefer the ease and convenience of dry yeast. My basement is 62 right now and I could probably keep fermentation temps in the high 50s pretty easily with swamp cooler setup, so could use the Saflager. On the other hand, with Cali Lager yeast, I would not have to worry with a swamp cooler setup, but I would have to make a starter. I would like to try and really do a lager sometime, but I also might like to have this beer ready in 4-6 weeks.
What are your thoughts? Thanks!