« on: November 27, 2012, 09:51:59 PM »
If your using pure 02 or some other method that imparts an adequate amount of 02 into your wort then I would stray from your method. I would make healthy starters, aerate well, cool to pitching temps 60-68(ales). And let it go.
Your method risks way too many off flavors.
Homebrewing is a game of patience. I do what I described above and my beers kick off in a few hrs. Plus I'm much more comfortable keeping my yeast in an environment where the temperature doesn't swing high or low too often. Produces more consistent beer. Hope this helps.