Originally Posted by balrog429
I was going to use for a starter but didn't get my stir plate in time.
If you want to make a starter and don't have a stir plate another option is to mix the starter, cool, aerate and pitch, then every couple hours give it a good long swirl to bring in oxygen. I did this for a long time, before building a stir plate. I'd keep it on the coffee table in the living room. I'd give it a good swirl every hour or two, then another right before bed. First thing in the morning I'd give it a really good long swirl. It doesn't beat a stir plate, but it seems to work.