Probably a dumb question, but my brain isn't connection the dots....
If I make a starter with 2 vials of liquid yeast instead of just one, do I still want my starter OG to be around 1.036? It would seem twice the yeast would need more food.
Reason I ask is I have a 5000ml flask with stir plate. Using the brewers friend starter tool (with White stir plate chosen), it says I need a 6.75L starter--too big. Lager, 1.051 OG, 5.5gal, yeast date 4-7-14.
If I pitch 2 vials into the starter, it says I can meet the pitching rate with 2L.
I just don't want the yeast to be stressed not having enough sugar if I pitch 2 vials in 2L volume at 1.036.
I don't have time to do step ups.