[quote=“Baratone Brewer”]You only use the starter(unless its a batch that will need long term bulk aging and needs bottling yeast). The reason for the starter is to grow the correct number of healthy yeast cells needed for the batch. You still pitch at pitching temp as you have been without the starter. I prefer to cold crash and decant all of my starters. So, I make mine with plenty of time for cold crashing.
is a link to Mr Malty.[/quote]
I am going to make the Czech Pilsner and it suggests using a starter. I still have the question of whether or not I add the starter in addition to another yeast packet.
For example: I made my starter in advance, i have cooled the wort and I dump the starter in and then open another yeast pack and add that on top of the starter? I have asked this question before and no one ever answers it for some reason.
I understand the reason behind a starter but no forum thread or info on NB says if you use it in lieu of a traditional yeast application or in addition to.