Well, I’m finally entering the world of lagers with two altbiers. I have one pack of liquid yeast.
Since I’ll be monopolizing one of our fridges for fermentation, I want to do two batches at once. So I guess I need to grow up a huge starter and split it, or perhaps grow up one starter, then split into two separate starters.
Mr. Malty won’t let me work with just one smack pack though. I have no shortage of starter wort - about 11 liters frozen right now.
I need 771 billion yeast cells. Is it just ridiculous for me to try to grow up a double starter? Should I just do the one batch and pitch onto the cake for batch 2? I’d really like to get both bubbling at once.
These lagers both have an OG of 1.050. Can I grow up enough yeast from one smack pack?