To my opinion Pallets vs. leaf/flower is matter of personal preference.
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The decision to add Carafa at the beginning or end of the mash can be partially answered by looking at your water. If your brewing water has moderate to high alkalinity, I would recommend adding it at the beginning to help consume the alkalinity. If the brewing water is low alkalinity (like RO, DI, or rainwater) then you should delay adding the carafa until the end.
Tubercle brews a new batch, racks existing finished beer into the keg, scoops out ~2/3 of the trub and then fills the fementer. No problems so far.
Plus there is the Frankenyeast that has been going for about a decade now. It lives in a quart jar in the fridge. It is let out every once in a while to play.