Originally Posted by Golddiggie
Of course, depending on the OG (and batch size) of what you'll be brewing you could also be well served by making a starter. 5 days should be enough time to get the starter to finish AND have enough time to cold crash it so you can decant and pitch just the yeast slurry.
^this for sure
Never used to make a starter until i did...couple beers down sorry
5 days is perfect 48-72 hours fermenting 24 hours cold crashing.
starters are fine in the fridge for a couple days while loosing minimal viability.