This the question. When do I decant my starter if it's on a stir plate. Do I chill after 2 days or so when the growth phase is finished? Do I let it ferment all the way out? Thanks for the help as usual
Allow the starter to completely ferment (e.g., 2 days), chill for 12 hours @ ~40F, decant, and pitch.
If the starter temperature is not within 10F of the wort, slowly add wort to the starter to equalize the temperature before pitching.