So I am brewing a winter IPA from AHS soon and since I havenít had a chance to get some yeast from my LHBS (I donít trust getting it shipped) Iím left with the options in my fridge.
I have a standby Nottingham packet, a s-04 packet, and the third option is to wash my existing Wyeast 1084 from the Irish ale thatís fermenting now.
What is the best for a hoppy IPA? Keep in mind Iíve never washed yeast before. From what Iíve ready s-04 will be a little fruity and take away the hop flavor somewhat, the Nottingham is fairly neutral, and the 1084 would add a slight estery flavor.
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