Originally Posted by crlova2
I am doing this recipe this weekend. I am going to make a starter tomorrow and I ordered two vials of the wlp007. I saw on your recipe that you use 1 vial with a 2 quart starter. I have a 2L erlymer flask I make starters with on a stir plate. My question is whether I should use both vials in the starter or just use one?
Unless you plan on using the other vial for something else, then toss 'em both in there. Check out the yeast calculator at mrmalty.com to get an idea about how large your starter should be.
As for your 'clumpy' yeast, my guess is that it will be fine. Trying to make a starter out of it is going to tell you for certain. What is the date on the vials?