Ok, here we go! Brewed first batch that came with the NB starter kit, Caribou Slobber, on 2/21. Pitched rehydrated Windsor @ 70° and nothing happened for 8 hours. But then! Wow it took off like a rocket for 20 hours @ a controlled 66-68° then the action died off.
Watched closely for 7 days without much activity and racked off into a secondary. I considered skipping this step due to many reads against it but I just needed a taste :-). Tasted kinda ehhh but interesting.
Today I FINALLY received my hydrometer testing equipment, yea I missed the OG reading. SG today is 1.013 and the sample tasted wonderful compared to just a few days ago. I like it!
Gonna let her sit for a few more days and check SG again but I think it's done. Bottle in a week or 2 then the heavy tasting research into this brew starts.
PS: Got a dry stout kit waiting in the wings, love Guinness!