I'm planning on starting up a brew of NB's Cherry Stout extract kit. Anyone ever done that kit? My main question is: the kit came with a pack of dried yeast. All my other previous brews were done using smack pack cultures of yeast, so I've never done a starter culture before. How necessary is it (using this kit or any other time) to pitch a starter culture vs just tossing in the dried yeast. Could I just inoculate my cooled wort with the packet of dried yeast on the day of brewing? I'm sure a starter culture is the way to go, but I'm anxious to brew this up and don't know if I really wanna wait around. Any suggestions would be swell.