Being new to this starter production, I have a couple of questions about Mr. Malty that I would hope someone would help me with. I am interested in a 5.5 gal lager. Production date of the Wyeast is 1/11. Using my stir plate, Mr. Malty suggests I use 3 packets for a 2 + liter starter. My question is, am I pitching 3 packets into two liters of 1.030 - 1.040 gravity wort or am I stepping up three times to hit the yeast volumn?