I am going to make an Octoberfest and a Mai Bock in 2 weeks back to back on a sat/sun so I can lager them together/ in my chest freezer with temp controller.
These are my first lagers. Can i use my same procedure for making a starter or do I need to do something more complicated like stepping up?
I normally just make a 1300ML starter with 1cup of DME and a smack pack. I let this go on a stir plate for about 20 hours then I decant for 2 hours in fridge and pitch.
Will this be good or do I need a different procedure?