Next up for me is a mild....opinions on WL English Ale versus British Ale yeast for this style. LHBS has both.
I've used English Ale a fair number of times and like it (other than having a hell of a time washing it clean!). Last time I used it I ended up with a wild yeast infection, so dumped the jars I had, even though I suspect the infection was from transfer.
I understand that British Ale is the same as Wyeast Ringwood, which I've read of some people indicating issues using in closed fermentation. Never used this strain myself.
Whichever I use, I plan on washing and using in other English/British ale styles afterward, so versatility is key.
Anyway, opinions appreciated.