I've allowed my carboys to collect dust for a couple of years. Just busy. But bound and determined, I finally got it together and brewed yesterday. Active bubbling this morning, so I think it's all on track.
I looked for one of the subjects and didn't see a just brewed category.
I hope it's OK if this get's posted here.
My hand-made reversed flow chiller performed another miracle for me. True, the cold Spring water (Kansas City) and slow flow helped. Patience rewarded. I was able to pitch right away.
What is it? I am calling this a darkened and dry hopped Amber. Handful of roasted barley on top of 2 lb 40L crystal (and a couple of pounds of Cara Amber). The puffs emerging from the airlocks are delicious already