Originally Posted by mlager
Well here is what I ended up with... Looks like it worked out ok... I'm sorta in experiment mode, I'm thinking about making a starter just to see what kind of activity I get... If I do, does it make sense to store the yeast from the starter? I suppose if I pitch a vial and let it go for 48 hours I will have more than I started with.
Yes, that's how you step up starters. But I think you could make starters with each of those vials and use that to ferment a beer up to 1.060. Use 2 vials for higher gravity beers.
You can keep growing yeast but 10 generations is supposedly the limit as the yeast start to mutate and become bad yeast at that point.