I always taste my spent starter after I decant it off the yeast...I figure if it doesn't taste terrible, then it's a good indication that the starter was healthy and clean...
Packaged: A bunch of random stuff...
Recent Meads: Mead Day '11 Ginger Metheglin, Mead Day '12 Traditional (orange blossom) Mead, Fresh Simple Cyser '12
Primary: American Pale Mosaic SMaSH (*finally* back in the game!)
Secondary: Why do I keep this line here...?
Bulk Aging: Cocobochet
Planned: Hop Metheglin #3 (NZ hops), Trad. Gesho T'ej