Originally Posted by giligson
I wouldn't pitch yeast from a barleywine - however if its an interesting strain I may harvest, grow out and store it. of course if its run of the mill 001 (roughly 1056 in Wyeast terms) there really is no point.
I wouldn't harvest from a barleywine. If you harvest and store it, you only get the probable mutated strain from the bottle. You could harvest, plate it, grow it up and then ferment a small test batch (1 gal or so).