[quote=“Templar”]Use this link next time:
http://www.brewersfriend.com/yeast-pitc ... alculator/
It will help estimate viability of the yeast you have and if you have enough cells to make the right pitch. You can still work with less, but it may lead to some issues if you have a heavier beer and too little viable yeast cells.
I used this to help me estimate the starter I needed for my 1.078 christmas style extract beer, and I was bubbling away in under 6 hours.[/quote]
This is the pitch rate calculator I use also. Check out the calculator a week before your planned brew date. This will give you the time to complete a starter, if one would would be necessary for the age of your yeast. Always keep some light DME on hand so there isn’t an extra shopping trip to work into your schedule.