hmm. Well i guess i should go for it then. I have made some very tasty brews (all ales) some as high as 1.076 og, with one wyeast smack pack...no starter. But I just checked out Mr Malty for the first time and it is suggesting even for my high gravity ales I needed over 2 wyeast packs for one brew or make starters. And for a high gravity lager its saying I need 450 billion yeasties! And If I didn't use a starter..5 wyeast packs! It is even saying with making a starter I should start with two packs! Is this really true? Seems like a lot.. Or can I start from one pack and build it up to a good pitching lvl?
Damn Mr. Malty for his realistic thinking. He is ruining my dreams of a starterless brewing career!