After sampling Badger Ales Fursty Ferret a few days ago in the UK, my wife asked me to try to brew something similar. I think I have correct enough ingredients to make a go of it.
Rather than using dry yeast, I purchased a smack-pack of Wyeast Ringwood ale yeast (Ringwood being geographically close to where Badger Ales are brewed and the blurb from Wyeast implied similar flavors to those that I perceived in the original.
So, the Wyeast pack recommends a Diacetyl Rest. Given that primary fermentation will be around 65F, could I simply leave the beer in the primary a two-three days following primary fermentation for a diacetyl rest? I had thought about racking into the keg, topping-off with CO2 (but leaving the keg unpressurized) and putting in my keggerator which is at 56F for the diacetyl rest.
Isn't it the yeast that clean up the diacetyl? If so, then wouldn't it be better to leave the beer in the primary for the rest?
Any advice would be much appreciated.