You might be able to get away without sanitizing the sack, but why take the chance when it's so easy to do? I put mine in a small bowl of water and put it in the microwave for 2-3 min.
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15 days until my defense.
QuoteDon't need a carboy..... the 6 gallon brewing buckets they sell at your local home brew supply are easier to work with (clean specifically) . Yes a stick on thermometer is perfect.
The kit i'm buying comes with both a bucket and a carboy, so I'll probably at least try the carboy first. I had completely forgotten about those stick on thermometers. i used to use those on fish tanks when I was a kid. excellent!
Just because you have to submit a recipe doesn't mean it has to be the recipe. Who's to know, except you?
What's the rest of the story?
Not much really. I'm changing our house yeast strain, which is what passes for exciting in the commercial brewing world. When the culture got here I did a bit of a double-take at its size.
So here's what I am thinking for grain bill