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This is a silly: Yeast will reproduce in your beer as long as there's food. A 1 liter starter from a single vial would have been fine for an ale. You'd want at least double that for a lager. Anyway, if you're worried, rose the yeast when the fermentation does down, and then keep it over 70°F until primary is over. Siphon to a secondary glass carboy, and ...


Although I trust BeerSmith, I also recommend running your calculations through Mr Malty. Personally, I would not be too worried. You have a healthy starter and a good number of yeast. I brewed a RIS with a single packet of US-05! If you are really worried and pressed for time, maybe re-hydrate a packet of US-05 on the side, add it to your starter, give it ...

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