Harvesting/Washing Yeast from Rauchbier?
I'm going to be brewing my first Rauchbier soon with White Labs' Southern German Lager strain. I've never done a true Rauch before, so I'm wondering if it's okay to harvest/wash and reuse the yeast from a smoked beer. Normally with an ale yeast I wouldn't be so concerned because ale's are a little more forgiving---but I'm a little concerned that if I were to brew a light German lager with the harvested culture, it might be so delicate and clean that some of the smoke might telegraph to that batch.
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers
Scottish 80/- Sweet Stout Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)