I plan on brewing a really strong RIS in the next few weeks and was wondering if I should ferment it with a starter of White Labs Super High Gravity yeast or a big starter of WLP002?
I read that WLP099 can produce fruity esters which I am hoping to avoid, but I was not sure if I just fermented the stout at a lower temp if that could be avoided. I was also not sure if the WLP would crap out before my FG was reached.
Thanks for your help
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If you're a new brewer and you don't have the capability to make a BIG starter (probably need 2000ml or more), you could try pitching 2 packets of Safale S-04 instead of WLP002. Oh wait want to avoid fruity esters? Then use US-05 instead.