Originally Posted by flars
You can do a 3 liter starter. That must be some very old yeast or you are brewing a 10 gallon batch. Yeastcalc has about a 1.5 liter starter. Or a lager?
I calculated it as a 1.076 5.5 gallon batch using a new Wyeast pack, and intermittent shaking method since I don't have a stirplate. Both Mr. Malty and YeastCalc show I need a 2.6L starter, but I figured I'd shoot a little higher to be slightly over rather than under.
As long as I could obtain the cell count I need with one starter I'd rather do that instead of stepping it up.