I'd like to do an experiment soon in which I brew a larger batch of pale ale and split it three ways to test several different yeast strains. I'd also like to combine this with my first attempt culturing up from some bottle conditioned beers.
I'll definitely be culturing up from a Sierra Nevada bottle, but I'd also like to try something made with American Ale 2. Has anybody confirmed that this is the strain that Bell's uses? I don't really want to culture up from Bell's if they use 1056.
I've seen the chart on MrMalty
, which doesn't have any information on Bell's, and I've seen this chart
that I don't really trust due to all the question marks and "Last updated May 29 1998."
Finally, I see that Anchor definitely uses American Ale 2 in their Liberty Ale. Is this beer bottle-conditioned? I can't find any clear information online.
My last yeast will be 1968 London ESB, which I already have a little bank of.