So I just got my bourbon porter kit from Northern Brewer in the mail today, and being a whisky fan I can't wait to begin brewing this kit. Anyway, I went with the Wyeast Liquid Scottish Ale yeast for this brew and wasnt aware it was a smack pack until it arrived at my door today. I also happened to pick up one of NB's yeast starter kits / flasks and want to use this new toy asap as well. I am pretty new to brewing and this is my first time with liquid yeast. Would I notice any benefits from making a starter with my smack pack as opposed to just pitching it after it swells? I am not using an aeration setup btw, so this might be a concern. Im using the splash and pour method until I can pick up an oxygen tank setup.