Originally Posted by avidhomebrewer
It never hurts to have more yeast than you think you will need.
Sure it does. Too much yeast and you don't get optimum reproduction. Result is 1) loss of yeast flavor, since the yeast create a lot of them during the reproduction phase, and 2) Since you haven't had much reproduction, the old yeast have to work for longer, and might stall out before the ferment is finished.
For the OP: pitch straight, or make a small starter. You won't build up the yeast too much. I generally pitch straight if it is within a month.