I hit my target gravity of 1.046 on the nose and just oxygenated and pitched a single smack pack (I cannot remember the lat time I did that) at 69 degrees.
Oh boy! I got the itch to try this method again, soon. Maybe it'll happen sooner than I thought... I think I'll wait to hear how your experience goes first - particularly the ester production from this strain.
What kind of recipe did you go with, if you don't mind me asking?
Next time, for a special bitter, I'm thinking I'd like to almost do 100% TF Optic Malt but I feel like I have to add in a little something extra to fully push me into that style (maybe carastan 30/37, or crisp 45L; at the 6oz range; or I could do less of a darker crystal; or more of a lighter; I'm torn
). Then EKG for 60, 15, 5; or maybe challenger at 60 but keep EKG for finishing. I'm open to suggestions but aim to keep it fairly simple and focus on the yeast pitch, fermentation schedule/temp.