I am going to make the Black IPA which recommends a yeast starter. I cleaned the yeast from my Chinook IPA kit and have the yeast stored in jars. I also picked up the wyeast 1272 for the Black IPA kit.
My question is: if I cleaned the yeast and have it stored in jars do I even need the wyeast 1272 if I make a starter with the cleaned yeast?
I am confused about which yeast needs to be used. Originally, I planned to do a yeast starter with the cleaned yeast and then pitch that with the 1272 in the fermenter. Is this the correct way to make a yeast starter, by using a smack pack and doing a starter with previous yeast (so not making a starter with the 1272)?
Could I just do a starter with the yeast I cleaned (and did not need to buy the wyeast 1272)?
My understandings is that starters just increase the cell count of yeast for higher gravity beers.
I know the different styles of yeast may create different flavors but just want to understand the correct procedure for a yeast starter.