As noted above, you'll need to make a big starter if you want to pitch the right amount. I just started growing up the yeast for my first lager, brewing a bock on Saturday. I've stepped it up a couple of times already and will be stepping it up again to two gallons tonight. Man, these lager starters take some work!
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)