Originally Posted by Brewskii
I've never been able to open the beer.xml file so I never saw the original strain topper used. It's not mentioned in the OP.
If she did use an ale strain I like to know which one.... You have piqued my curiosity.
No, it's most certainly a lager yeast- I used the oktoberfest/marzen strain from White Labs most often, but a Wyeast strain would work as well. I like WLP820 the best, as it's not quite as attenuative as 830. Others might like WLP830 more, for a drier finish in the final beer.
It says Oktoberfest/marzen yeast in the "yeast strain" at the top of the recipe.