Originally Posted by Stratotankard
005 will probably handle 10%, but I think that's probably near the upper end of it's normal range. Check out WLP007 Dry English Ale if you are looking for higher alcohol tolerance. The White Labs website
shows it has 70-80% attenuation and will reduce the residual sweetness.
I typically make the 2L starter 24-36hrs prior and pitch during high activity. I was thinking for this one that I would start the starter a ~1wk out, cold crash after fermentation, the step it up with another 1-2L of "wort" 24-36hrs prior to pitching. The thought is I can still pitch at high activity, but will have 2x healthy cells. Do you think I'm using the wrong strain and the number of cells doesn't matter because they will all die once the beer gets to ~10%? Thanks for the help!