Originally Posted by reinstone
and then again......what if I dont have 3 days.....pitch a 3000ml starter into 12 gallons.......starter at 68 .....or decant......brew is bohemian pils
Well, you want to cool the starter anyway so you don't pitch warm yeast into cool wort. If you pitch 45 degree yeast into 50 degree wort, that would be ideal. Since you've got to chill the starter anyway to get to 45 degrees, might as well see if it clears so you can decant.