Thanks for the advice Steve and Denny. I'll make a starter after work from some yeast I have at home.
A BIG starter. Not just a qt. starter. Maybe a gal. or two. Or is there a brewpub nearby where you could get slurry?
Sadly, very sadly, there is no nearby brewery.
I'm glad you re-emphasized the starter size as I was thinking two quarts. I also like that you refer to quarts and gallons, not this liter nonsense.
I'll make a big starter. With a starter that big would you decant as much as possible so I'm not adding a gallon of liquid to 5 gallons of beer?