Originally Posted by fat x nub
haha...that sucks. To bad your wife didn't find it funny
Hah. Well, she found it funny in that "dear lord I married a beer-obsessed retard" kind of way.
The rest of the brewing went pretty well yesterday, and this morning I've got a nice foamy carboy bubbling away, so as long as I didn't contaminate the yeast I think we'll call things a success for now.
Thanks for the advice and quick responses.
As for the starter suggestion - that crossed my mind. Can you make a starter with LME? I figured it would work the same as DME, but is just messier to work with...