I make starters in 2000mL flasks. I feel it works well but have read/heard that its almost impossible to 'overpitch' and even with the starter I'm making from White Labs or Wyeast I might be getting to 100 - 150 billion cells.
For Ales this could be double and even more for lagers.
I know I could decant some of the wort in the flask and add more to give the yeast more fuel to step up, but in a 2000mL flask I don't think I can give it enough for the amount of yeast I have.
So here is my question...
Any reason I couldn't make my starter and then after 1-2 days, decant most of the wort, pour into my carboy and give it a larger concentration of wort to continue stepping up. Then on brew day, just siphon off most of the liquid from the starter in my carboy and rack my beer right in on top of the yeast slurry left behind?
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