I was reading up on the temperature for lager yeast starters in Brewing Classic Styles. I was surprised to read that the recommended temperature range was 65°F to 75°F for both ale and lager yeast starters.
I guess lager yeast reproduces more rapidly at the warmer temperatures. Something tells me I should be very careful to siphon off as much of the starter beer as possible before I introduce the Rauchbier wort.
I was going to kick off the starter tonight but heavy rains have changed my plans.