Originally Posted by electric_beer
If you are going to use an ale yeast, use something more neutral like US-5 or Notty. Also if you partially submerge the bucket in ice water you can keep your fermentation temp around 60 degrees which makes much cleaner taste.
The blend is California ale and V (I think) with some lager yeast. Folks have done bocks sans lager with good results using a clean yeast, so that's what I'm after.
From the site:
WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend
Our most popular yeast strain is WLP001, California Ale Yeast. This blend celebrates the strengths of California- clean, neutral fermentation, versatile usage, and adds two other strains that belong to the same 'clean/neutral' flavor category. The additional strains create complexity to the finished beer. This blend tastes more lager like than WLP001. Hop flavors and bitterness are accentuated, but not to the extreme of California. Slight sulfur will be produced during fermentation.
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68-72°F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium High
Oh, and it's mostly the grain bill I'm concerned about