Originally Posted by rgarcia78147
Thanks bigEd really should have made time for a starter. O by the way with a starter using lager yeast do u ferm starter at room temp or colder. Or do u ferm room temp and when yeast a happy and almst done, u place in colder temps?
Ferment them at room temp, the goal of the starter is to grow yeast not make beer. When the starter is finished fermenting, put the container in the fridge for at least 24 hours (anything over 48 hours not really needed). Then decant and pitch. Even if the yeast is at 'fridge temp' and the wort is at 'lager fermentation temp' (sometimes a good 12*-15* warmer than fridge temp) you can pitch it right in, you don't have to warm it up. You don't want to pitch warm yeast into cold wort but cold yeast into cool wort is fine and good.