I need some help figuring out what to do with my starter for my upcoming brew.
Batch Size: 5.25
Brew OG : 1.066
Starter: Intermittent shaken
Yeast: Pacman (date is 6/1/11 which is creating the issue here, its giving me a viability of 10%)
According to Mr Malty:
# yeast cells: 239 billion (no issue with this)
# vials needed with starter: 8 (I am not pitching 8 vials of yeast)
# liters: 2.22
My plan is to make a 3 liter starter with my 1 vial of pacman, let it go for a few days, cool, decant and pitch the slurry. Will this give me enough yeasties to do their work or do I really need 8 vials of yeast? What would you do?