Building a starter for a pilsner with WLP800. I usually use WY2001 for my pils but couldn’t get it on short notice.
I did a 4L and all went well. Pitched the second stage this morning, another 4L around 78 degrees and had a huge blow off that erupted out of the top of the 2 gal jug.
Hard to estimate how much yeast I may have lost. I was planning on stepping it to a 6L or actually 2- 3L steps next. This would have given me a pretty strong overpitch of yeast.
My target pitch was 833b cells and this 3 stage starter would have given me 1177b according to brewer’s friend. So almost 300b cells overpitch.
Anyone think I should do more than the 2-3L starters to compensate?