BB IIPA. Everything went smooth for the most part. While I was racking into fermenter, I noticed the "whirlpool" did not take and the trub was all across the botttom of the kettle. I only had 4.5 gals in my bucket at that point *panic*
No trub filter, or paper towels (damn you swmbo)
no spare spring water
Boil some water to add, no can't add hot water
Alright, made sure lip of kettle was sani, held it tight and used it to screen as much trub as I could straight from kettle to fermenter - 5 gals! Hope I didnt muck it up.
Happily awaiting bubbling airlock...and waiting..etc. 24 hours alter, I realize...no water in airlock! Doh! Add water, go out and drink beer. come back a few hours later...gurgle, gurgle.
Since the airlovk was in place with cap, etc. I should be pretty safe from infection, yeah?
Anyways, I've got action, it's my first batch and I am happy regardless.