So, I have a stir plate, but not a heated one (radio shack box from a DIY project I found and built - hey those rare earth magnets in the hard drives work!). Any way, I am making a gallon starter of WLP 028 for a 10 gallon batch of Scottish Ale to be brewed Saturday. My house is about 65-66F. This yeast is said to prefer a bit warmer. Will this cold of a starter finish out on the stir plate at this temperature, do you think? Otherwise I will need to craft some kind of box with light bulb. Started it late last night and krausen is evident this morning.
Any thoughts on the starter or fermenting with this yeast would be appreciated. Thanks.