...even with a 1G starter...Seems like alot (assuming a 5gallon batch). When I make a (3-4 liter starter) I let it settle out and only pitch the cake. Figuring the 80% liquid was finished/green beer and wouldnt contribute anything but off flavors and somewhat diminish the flavor/hop characteristics of the new beer. but what do I know
Sorry, should have clarified. I pitch the yeast made from a 1G starter in to my lagers. If you are making a 4 liter starter we are doing the same thing.