Thanks, in the future I'll be sure to get my starter done 2-3 days prior, unfortunately I ordered my supplies late this time around and won't get the yeast until Friday, so I'm doing my best with the time I have..
One other question, To date I have been shaking my carboy to oxygenate the wort. I have recently invested in a tank and regulator, but see many conflicting reports on that as well.. Any suggestions on how much oxygen should be supplied and how long?
Thanks for the Podcast info I will listen to it while sipping on a Sierra clone when I get home tonight thanks for the info..
P.S. I'm ordering the stir plate as we speak..