+1. I think you are just inviting problems with secondary.....
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This might be a dumb question, but can you overpitch lagers? It seems like most people have issues underpitching lagers, but I haven't heard of problems from overpitching.
You need to calculate the total number of cells needed which corresponds to a volume of slurry at a given thickness and viability. There is a bit of estimation involved but mrmalty.com will help guide you on this.
Boiling in the flask works great for me and then no need to sanitize the flask or transfer to it after cooling. Less steps. Then again I use fermcap in every starter.