I just got these and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on some recipes. I think I'd like to do a "no-boil" for the Berliner Blend (ECY06). I'll most likely do a Saisson style with the Farmhouse Brett (ECY03). I am open to any and all suggestions.
A little vodka shouldn't be a problem. I've been using cheap vodka in my air locks for years with out issue. You should not use air lock activity as a sign of fermentation. 2 hours is not nearly enough time to determine if there is fermentation. I'd leave it for a day or two before even worrying.