Splitting a yeast starter

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NateKerx

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I don't usually mess with my starters too much, usually it's just a half liter starter and it goes in the fermentor.

I have two beers lined up for tomorrow and friday, they use the same yeast but my LHBS only had one vial. I made a 500ml starter with 2 oz of DME yesterday, it's looking pretty robust so far.

I'm wondering if I can expect decent starts if I split this starter between the two batches, both will have an OG around 1.054-56.

If not I guess it's dry yeast, though all I have is coopers and stupid muntons
 

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usually if your going to do that you would want to step up the starter....Im sure it will still work but your probably going to get a slow startup at the least. Wost case, stressed yeast will produce off flavors. According to mr malty you would be underpitching...and im assuming its not a stirplate

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