Thanks for the tips, and for the comment on the airlock. It's not perfect, but it seals well.
I guess I should expand on the first question a bit. I would like to brew a 5 gallon batch of saison with this in two to three weeks after I transfer my IIPA to secondary and my better bottle is free. Is that too long to wait? Should I do something like a one gallon batch in the meantime to give the yeast something to munch on?
I have a half gallon of wort left over from the IIPA (it's 1.070 and 100+ ibu calculated). If I were to use that should I dilute it a bit?
I'm tempted to just toss it in and see what happens....not sure about a wild IIPA though...