Originally Posted by Kealia
1) I don't see any reason that you can't.
3) Here's a quick overview from White Labs
Out of these options, am I correct to think number 1 is correct? I could see it being the second option as well. But I'm not even sure if it matters at all!
Typical Starter Volumes for 5 gallons:
To activate the yeast: 1 pint (with 1/4 cup DME)
To revitalize yeast past its Best Before Date: 2 pints (with 1/2 cup DME)
To brew a high gravity beer: 2 pints (with 1/2 cup DME)
To brew a lager beer, starting fermentation 50-55F: 4 pints (with 1 cup DME)