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Posted by Mark Andersen on 2021-01-29 10:38:19
I hadn't really considered that the slightly smoky character of Schlenkerla Helles coming from the yeast but then after doing some google searching I see homebrewers claiming that if they re-pitch yeast from a batch that was made from smoked malt into a new batch of lager not using a smoked malt that it does impart a slightly smoky character.  I haven't tried that myself but I can see how that can happen and makes for a plausible explanation.