I recently visited an new homebrew shop in Seattle. The owner suggested I try Imperial L17 yeast for a vienna lager I’m brewing. Seemed like a cool idea so I went with his suggestion. Imperial has the whole “one pack will do ya” thing going on and I asked the guy if that applies to lagers as well, he said one pack will produce a nice clean lager every time (5.5 gallons).
Today is brew day and I’m having second thoughts and kicking myself. I know better, 20 min of work last night and I could have a nice starter on the stir plate ready to pitch in a couple hours. Dumb, I know. Looking through the brew fridge, I have a pack of Saflager w-34/70, I’m thinking of pitching that with the L17 to up the cell count I’m pretty sure they are different strains so my question is, does anyone have good/bad experience with blending strains?