I’m doing a saison this weekend with WLP 565 and an OG of about 1.061. Mr Malty says I need 233 billion cells and at 90% viability I need a 3.1 liter simple starter, 2.3 L with O2 at start, and 1.8 L with intermittent shaking. I don’t have a stir plate but I do use O2 and generally shake the starter whenever I think of it when I’m home (about 10 times per day).
Do you think the effects of intermittent shaking and O2 are cumulative ? In other words, since I do both could I expect to get to 233 billion something less than 1.8 liters? I was thinking about 1.5 L. Thoughts?