I am planning on trying this recipe - http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/04/red-ale-for-beginning-homebrewers-hoppy-red-ale-recipe.html, and calls for the following:
1 Liter starter of either White Labs WLP001 or Wyeast 1056.
After that is says:
You can substitute one 11.5 gram package of Safale US-05 for the starter of liquid yeast.
My question is, instead of making a yeast starter, can I just buy 2 packets of Safale US-05 (https://www.homebrewwest.co.nz/safale-us05.html) and add them?
Another options I was considering was using 1 packet of liquid CALIFORNIA ALE YEAST - WLP001 (https://www.homebrewwest.co.nz/california-ale-yeast-wlp001.html)
Would either of these options be a suitable alternative to making the yeast starter?