Originally Posted by terrapinj
not necessarily true - very possible that the starter ferments out completely by then
the main issue IMO is not having enough time to chill and decant the spent wort but dep on size of the starter and style of beer it may not be an issue at all to pitch the whole thing
I stand corrected. I guess that a possibility and worst case scenario is that you pitch a smaller amount.t of yeast. Also consider though that the yeast, depending on the strain may not have time to fully floculate and if decanting first, may result in less yeast. Especially not having time to cold crash.