Originally Posted by PGEduardo
Is this a west coast style IPA? I recommend s-05 dry yeast for clean fermenting IPA's. It's an amazing yeast, super cheap and you can just dump two packs with zero starter.
As a matter of fact I just picked up two packets of s-05 as a "backup" yeast in case I wreck the starter. The recipe I'm working from is the IIPA from Brewing Classic Styles
which is itself based off Pliny the Elder (says the text). s-05 is listed as one of the yeast options.
I'm inclined to go ahead and do the starter anyway, since I'd like to get myself comfortable with the process, but it's good to know I won't be sacrificing any quality if end up resorting to the dry yeast.
At the risk of veering this thread off-topic... what are some (common) styles that you think really do
require a liquid yeast to get the profile just right?