Originally Posted by autonomist3k
It's white labs california ale WLP001
The predicted OG is 1.062
Think it would hurt anything to just pitch it without a starter?
Not the best idea but it will ferment the beer. Where the problem comes in is that the yeast must first reproduce to cell counts sufficient to ferment the wort, then do the fermentation. Some off flavors can be introduced during this phase.
You don't happen to have any US05 dry yeast on hand do you. It is the same strain.
You could take 100 grams of the DME and boil it in 1 liter of water then pitch the whole starter. The "beer" on the starter is not the best for flavor but it would only be a liter in 5+ gallons.
Assuming 2 week old yeast mrmalty is calling for a 1.74 liter starter - intermittent shaking.