Originally Posted by Grinnan5150
I wonder how different this would taste using WLP001 vs. Wyeast1968 or even WLP002? I want to make this but because it will be difficult to get the temperature in my house to stay between 64-68 for the 002 I was thinking of using WLP001. I'm sure it won't be a dead on clone but I would think it would still taste like a pretty damn good APA. Thoughts? Concerns? Discuss amongst yourselves.
I have used S-05 (same as WLP001, but cheaper and higher cell count per package), S-04 (Dry English Yeast), and 1968.
S-05 ends a little lower FG, which allows the bitterness to come through and taste is a little drier.
S-04 ends a couple points higher FG, so is a bit sweeter than the S-05, more fruity esters also.
1969 finished a bit higher than the S-04. It was also fruity. I will mash a bit lower the next time I use this.
All three ended up being fantastic beers. So, if you want it to be more like the real Zombie Dust then use one of the English yeasts. If you like beers a bit dryer and more bitter, the S-05 (Cali ale yeast).