Brewed the extract version on Saturday. I was lazy and didn't make a starter. Pitched a vial of WLP013 (London Ale) straight into the bucket. Once it got going, it really took off. I had to change the airlock and it was seeping out of the side of the fermenting bucket.
My new year's resolution is to make more yeast starters.
I might pull the trigger on a stir plate. I'm confident that this one is still going to be a fine, tasty beverage though.