[quote=“dsidab81”]Typically NB is very easy with returns / exchanges. Not to be a debbie downer, but if you look at the product info page it list both 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/big- ... t-kit.html
I would get to know and love Mr. Malty’s pitching calculator
According to the calc 5 gallons of 1.068 would require 2.4 packages without starter.[/quote]
Yeah, it does say it on the product page, but I guess when I was brewing, I was looking at the instructions that were mailed with it. It never crossed my mind to cross-check it with the product page. More than likely I saw that it required a starter when I bought it, but did not know what a yeast starter was until last week, two weeks after we brewed.
And I don’t really care about the $$$…just a little irked that I am just now realizing we missed a crucial step because we are noobs.
As far as OG and FG, well, this might get me laughed right off the forum, but we didn’t take gravity readings. Hydrometer is broken.