Originally Posted by HopSong
Once the "beer" is rinsed and poured into the de-oxygenated water.. do I then make another starter to use it.. or simply pour it into the wort?
I'd guess I'd keep one of the 4 pint jars as my new starter for making another liter..??
A one liter starter creates between 150 and 250 billion cells depending on viability and such. If you split that 4 ways, you're looking at ~40 to 60 billion in each jar. Definitely need another starter since a 1.060 gravity ale needs around 225 billion cells.
For what it's worth, the way I do this is to create a starter for a beer, but make it around .5 liter bigger. After it's done, I pour off the extra right off the stir plate so the yeast is still suspended. Chill and decant the mason jar, then use this in a 1 liter starter. Chill and decant then split this into vials for use in upcoming beers after making another starter or add glycerin and freeze for later use.