My Split Open and Melt Imperial Stout extract kit will arrive this week. At 1.100 this is by far the biggest beer I have brewed, with Plinian and High Rise the distant closest. The recipe only calls for 1 packet of US-05, which in my opinion won’t do, so I am kicking around yeast options and have to choose between the following:
2 packets US-05
1 packet US-05 and 1 packet S-04
Some mixture of US-05, S-04 and Nottingham
2 packets of US-05 seems the safest option to me as I have never mixed dry yeasts. I like the clean fermentation of US-05 but also enjoy the residual sweetness from S-04’s lower attenuation. I’m also very interested in mixing US-05, S-04 and Notty, but that is probably my third choice. I plan on fermenting at 65-67. I’d appreciate thoughts/opinions from those that have experience and/or knowledge of mixing dry yeast.