Mine got a quick start. I pitched just the vial in 5.5 gal and it was off in < 8 hrs (started before bed, was going when I woke up). Haven't smelled any brettiness yet, but it definitely smells belgian. I am holding it at 75F, ambient temperature in my apt. I may play with the idea of putting it in an outside closet somehow, but day temps here in Riverside are ~95-105F, with nights at around 65F. I wonder, if I put it in a big tub of water, would the big swing in temperatures equalize to a non terrible temperature for yeast?