I recommend decanting also. I just don't like the idea of diluting the wort with low gravtity oxidized starter.
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Do you do anything special to avoid a stuck sparge?
One thing I disagree on -- mouthfeel. I feel every beer should be a 5 by default, then subtract for anything not quite right. So to style for mouthfeel would be a perfect 5, not a 4/
Also, I am a little more creative with the "Overall Impression" section where the beer is judged from 1 to 10. If a beer is to style but just seems rather bland, I might give it a 5 or 6. On the other hand, if a beer is totally NOT to style but it tastes phenomenal, I have been known to give it an 8 or 9 on many occasions, sometimes with the comment, "ICTSAD -- I could drink this stuff all day", it is so delicious. Not to style, but again, that WOW factor. I do not limit this section to whether it is to style or not. I see it as a free-for-all fudge factor -- and an opportunity to provide quality feedback to improve the beer at next brewing.