« on: September 15, 2010, 10:57:55 AM »
I'm not trying to mess with your process or anything, but I think if you used the smack pack when it was nearly swollen rather than fully swollen it might go faster. Might. By the time you get to the fully swollen pack it might have been fully swollen for a while and the yeast might have started settling again.How much yeast are you using? Liquid/dry?
A stirplate would speed things up if you were so inclined.
I use a fully swollen Activator. I've been given a couple stirplates by kind people, but they were both very old and died soon after I started using them. I haven't felt like investing in a new one at this point, but I'm considering it. If my brewery/garage renovation comes in under budget, that's a possible use for the "extra" money.
But the stirplate is definitely the easier way to go to speed things up, you can build one for relatively little money. I assume you've seen the hard drive magnet/computer fan ones?