I am looking forward to the next one in a few months. We are doing cider in a few weeks.
The yeast was working with in 6 hrs. I usually start my dry yeast the day of, just before brewing. The aromas coming from the air lock is fantastic. I missed hearing the "blooping" of the air lock at work. The bubbles on top of the are white, so I am still hoping for no contamination. The equipment sat awhile, so that is why I sanitized, sanitized, sanitized 2-3 times carboy and holding bucket.