In the near future (after the polar vortex) I will make my first lager. Question: do I need to chill the starter down to the same temp as the wort?
In this case the desired temp for the yeast fermentation is 52 degrees. I plan to get the wort down to that temp and was figuring that I will need to get my yeast down to the same temp, put on the stir plate again for about 20 mins, than pitch.
Does this seem copacetic?