Originally Posted by NicePelos
Also, they have a 1 pt. starter going into the batch. Does that mean a pint of wort and yeast or a pint of just the yeast slurry?
A 1 pint starter is 1 pint of sterile wort, with gravity about 1.040, plus the contents of one White Labs vial (or Wyeast equivalent).
This is just enough to wake up yeast that has been refrigerated for awhile.
Because you're brewing at 1.080, you will need more yeast than that.
Check out the Mr Malty yeast pitching calculator and some of the other yeast starter threads on this site (there are lots and lots of them).