Originally Posted by PeatReek
Huh, so you only do a 1-stage thing, not a re-pitch into a bigger starter before the main tank? Hmm... thanks for the info.
That's right. In those days (1970's), homebrewers didn't know much about pitching rates; but we still made good beer. If we hadn't, the homebrew industry would have died.
In actual fact, my pitching rate was considerably higher than you would get nowadays by using Wyeast without a starter (which many people do).
In The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, Papazian states that pitching from a bottle containing 16 to 20 oz of fermenting wort has produced excellent results. That is not much more wort than I used to use.
In your case, you have plenty of time to do three or four stages to increase the pitching rate, and to far exceed the pitching rate mentioned by Papazian.