I did my first starter on Tuesday in advance of my Thursday brewing. I have a few questions before I pitch that I am wondering if someone can answer. I am brewing a high gravity all grain DIPA. I used the San Diego Super Yeast and split the amount between two growlers, so a gallon worth of starter. I am sorry if these issues have already been answered. I have searched many places and have found out many opinions, but no direct answers. First, Cold Crashing. What exactly is it, what is the point and should I do it? Secondly, do you pitch the full volume? If so, we are doing a five gallon batch so, should I subtract the volume of the starter from the original volume? And I guess if I take that all into account with some assumptions, I come to this: I cold crash the starter, pour off a large majority of the liquid in both vessels, shake and pitch the yeast into the wort. Correct any of that where I am wrong. Thanks in advance!