Oh, and to answer the yeast starter question....no, I've not done a starter yet. This is actually my 4th batch ever....did 2 extract + specialty grains, and this current batch is my second all grain batch. Didn't get my mash efficiency on the first one, so I'm doing the same recipe again, and adding some complexity! I've been procrastinating on buying a stir plate and flask. What would you recommend?