bluesman, Friday night we were talking about a yeast starter for the maibock I brewed yesterday. We decided the yeast starter I had prepared was too small and there was not enough time left to step it up to the correct size. You explained a lot to me at the time, but since I was engaged in sampling homebrew, I have retained very little!
So my question is, what's the correct size yeast starter for a 5-gallon maibock? What's the best way to make the starter and how many days before brew-day should I begin?