I am going to brew a 5 gal, 1.055 OG lager and need a large starter. The WL yeast I bought from my LHBS is 3 months old (Best by Dec. 11). On last Wed (11-3) evening I pitched a 1600 ml starter on a stir plate. I plan to run that for 48 hrs, crash and decant over 24 hrs, then add another 1600 ml wort to the flask and run for another 48 hrs on the stir plate. Then I plan to crash it again and on Thurs (11-11)(brew day) I will decant, raise to pitching temp (45 F) and pitch into the batch.
My question is about the crashing in between starters. Is it good to crash in the fridge and then warm up so many times in a week or should I just let it settle at the same temp and decant cloudy wort?