I am going to be making my first two lagers soon, a bock and a Munich Helles. I recently bought a stir plate and 2 litter flask to make my starters. The question I have is this. On a pod cast I found they said to increase three fold your pitch rate. In other words dump your vial in a 1 liter flask, decant and pitch into the two liter, and then decant and finally pitch into four liters. I really have no way to use my stir plate with 4L and I don't own a 4L vessel. Can I step it up to two and then make another two liters of wort and then cool it it and poor it onto the yeast cake from the second step after decanting and get the same results, or at least acceptable results?
Drinking: Ed Worts Apfelwein, Store bought Bass, Salvator. Can't brew in Winter and I needed bottles.
Primary: Bass Clone Austin Home Brew Supply
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ON DECK: Moosebutt Faux Lager