When putting the flask in the ice bath you don't want the cold water to go higher then the liquid in the flask. That can cause a problem.
Yup that is exactly what I did too! Covered about 2-3" above the liquid line.
It's still on the erlnmyer flask with an airlock.
Just checking - you didn't use the airlock while it was fermenting, right?
Yes, no stir plate. Should I have not used an airlock?
One more question. Those flask are pyrex, correct? I know you can safely boil in them but is it alright to go directly to an ice bath?
Thanks again guys, appreciate the congrats and the advice!
I will try foil next time. Looks like I might be making another starter with this one in the fridge before I brew.