I brewed an all grain stout 2 weeks ago, OG was 1.087 which was almost spot on for where I'd hoped. However, I mis-calculated the pitch rate for my starter. Racked to secondary to dry hop with mint (it's a chocolate mint stout) and I'm about 10-15 points higher than I need to be on it. I made another starter yesterday that's on the stir plate ready to pitch.
My question is should I try to aerate the starter somehow on the way in, i.e. over a strainer or will aeration raise potential for infection even more? I'm currently sitting just under 7%.