Originally Posted by tjpfeister
I just used that yeast to make a maibock, then used the lagered yeast cake to make a steam beer (california common) which is finishing up in primary right now.
My concern about pitching onto your yeast cake is that rauchbier. That smokey flavor will probably carry into the next beer. I'm thinking something with some coffee and roast flavors that will meld with that. Perhaps a schwarzbier?
Mmmmm, a schwarzbier. Good idea.
However, a maibock seems perfect too.
If I went the maibock route, I'd probably only use 2 cups of slurry or so, which would minimize the smoke flavor. The rauchbier is fairly subtle.