Well I had your plan on my mind. I am more then likely going to be brewing beer tomorrow. I had planned on brewing 2 ten gallon batches of Northern brewer Irish blonde ale. Til I realized I only have 2 packs of yeast. So did a yeast starter and seen you post. So got me thinking again.
So thinking out loud. I made a 2000 ml yeast starter with stir stick late last night, With one pack of safale 05 yeast. I could however switch to some thing that takes 04 yeast in which I have like 6 packs of that available. However I already started the 04 yeast starter, with one pack of yeast.
From what I have read and I did try this once, and it was last time I made a ten gallon batch, it worked out well as for fermentation. I used one pack of yeast on 2 five gallon carboys with the starter. I can brew 2 ten gallon batches at a time. Here is what I have available for carboys though and this may make a difference also. I have two 6.5 gallon plastic carboys, two 6.5 gallon pails, one 6.5 gallon glass carboys, and a 7 gallon plastic pail.
Now I could make one batch, and use a plastic carboy and a pail, and use half of the yeast starter on that and a half a pack of yeast that is not started, just out of the pack, and do the same with the second batch, BUT IS A HALF A PACK OF YEAST EVEN CLOSE ENOUGH TO ENOUGH??? Or is that asking for trouble in and of itself?
I also have a Northern brewer kit , “kinderweisse” which I would like to try. you dont boil it, and add hops in mash. I never researched this beer, I just read what it said, and I like to try a new beer from time to time, I tried to make this about a month ago, and used the smack pack, and it never grew that day, but about a week later it grew. I told Northern brewer, and they told me I more then likely could have used it as what ever they wrote, but they replaced the yeast free of charge, and it was about a month later that I told them. I still have the yeast, anyone think its still good to use? I maybe would try it in some other sort of beer.
Any suggestions are very welcome.