hi im new here and to making mead. i was going to make a 3 gallon batch of sweet mead and im not sure if i need to bother with a starter? im using the white labs sweet mead yeast and i figure that since its only 3 gallons if i dump the whole vile of yeast i would'nt need a starter. would that be alright or should i go ahead and make a starter? im using 12lbs. of honey if that makes a difference. thnx for any replies.