Hello all. I have been home brewing for a couple of years now, and for whatever reason I have always only used dry yeast. I have just ordered a new extract kit (Hula Hope’s Milkshake IPA), and I am planning on using liquid yeast for the first time. The yeast strain is Imperial A24 day hop yeast. The OG for this brew is middle of the road (1.060).
I’m curious - is it absolutely necessary to create a yeast starter to pitch my yeast? My fermentation temperature should be spot on for this strain. Or, can I just pitch the liquid yeast directly into the wort? If I do that, are there any other “rules” I should follow? Let the yeast come to room temp first?