thanks for reply. my stirbar is in one of my fermenters right now and I am doing the periodic shaking. I made the starter last nite and plan to brew manana. I usually stir plate for 24 hours then chill the last evening before removing from frig on brew day. But you are right, there is still a bunch of yeasties in suspension, I may just toss the entire contents tomorrow.
Cheers and happy NY.