My last batch of Northern Brewers Cream Ale, I decided to wash the yeast(Wyeast 1056) . Since then I also washed the yeast from their Irish Stout kit (Wyeast 1084).
Well it was time to brew again and I successfully used the Wyeast 1056 that I had previously washed. Made a starter the night before, pitched the next evening and had a vigorous fermentation going. Can't wait to see if I notice a big difference in taste, etc. If anything I saved the $6.75 ($11 local) for another Smack Pac.
My only concern is did I maybe over-pitch on a beer with an OG of 1.040 or is it ok to still do a starter on these lower gravity beers????