OK, my first batch is fermenting, and on day 5 we still have bubbelage, albeit more sedate than before. So, I think the yeasties are doing their thing.
But, all I did was whack the pouch, let it sit at 75º for three or four hours as it inflated to near explosive pressure, and pitch it. (I read the instructions.....
Now, all the pros are talking about starters. And stir tables and rinsing. I know some of that is propagation of strains, but some of it seems to be just prep for a brew batch of beer.
Would one of you learned gents (and oh by the way, where are the brew mistresses
? ) take a second and whip out a primer paragraph on dry vs liquid vs pouches vs starters..... Help me figure out where in the spectrum I am, and where I could end up if this obsession continues on the exponential path it appears to be on?