Two questions while I'm looking to get the ingredients rounded up, hopefully LHBS will have everything, so I can brew this weekend.
I'm planning to use the cake from the porter I have finishing up and will bottle this weekend, I used WLP002 for that. I'm just wondering how malty this is with a "clean" yeast and whether the 002 will over do it, I like a maltier brew so I'll probably stick with this decision. Just looking for thoughts.
Also, I don't have a french press, I know I could drop the $10 on one just not sure how often I'd use it so... Is there anything wrong with grabbing a quart of the beer, add spices and priming sugar, bring to a boil for about a minutes, steep for 15 minutes, make house smell like christmas
, cover with sanitized lid, cool, and pour into the bottling bucket. What other advantage does the french press give you?