Thank you for the info. I never thought about headspace for the starter, I better find a larger container.
Before pitching the dry yeast I have always just followed the instructions to rock the brew back and forth in the fermentor for a few minutes to get some oxygen in it. Do I need to do anything different ? I see they of course have all kids of gadgets and systems for this but I am hoping to avoid having to buy anything else, and I always cringe a bit when having anything touching the beer.
Thank you for the help, it's exciting stuff. The beer goes fast I noticed, I may need to look into doing 6 gallon batches.