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Sorry if this is a dumb question but is it possible to take a yeast sample(for slants/petrie dishes) from a bottle of lager or Champagne?
I was thinking it would be easier to just get some wyeast but my misses loves good expensive french champagne and i was wondering if it was possible to take a sample. As for lager I'm really not a big fan (more of a ipa,apa , fan) but I'm addicted to yeast samples and was hoping to culture as many different yeasts as possibleQuality Champagne, made in the traditional method, is bottle conditioned, and naturally carbonated in the bottle. While attempting to harvest the tiny trace of yeast left may be an enjoyable and expensive exercise, why not just just buy a Wyeast smakpak. You'll have known quality and freshness, at a fraction of the cost.
Cheap bubbly mostly is not bottle conditioned, but bulk carbonated with CO.
Don't know why you'd want to harvest any yeast from Lagers, if any of them are, in fact, bottle conditioned. All the best known strains are available to us as homebrewers from Wyeast and White Labs.