I am planning on doing my first brew on saturday. I am going to brew the NB honey brown ale (OG = 1.050). I am using the Wyeast 1056 American Ale.
So my question is is it absolutely necessary to do a starter? What are the consequences if I do not? Will the beer just not be as a good?
It just seems a tad bit overwhelming.
I plan to do primary fermenation of 3 or 4 weeks, if that helps.