I am brewing a Black IPA for my friend's wedding. Here
is a link to the kit I ordered.
I made the mistake of activating the slap pack and putting it in the refrigerator instead of in a warm place, but the bag still expanded.
Also, I am not sure whether I need a yeast starter or not. The OG is 1.075.
My questions are as follows:
-Did I ruin the Wyeast slap pack of yeast by refrigerating it and should I buy a new one?
-Do I need a yeast starter for this brew? If so, I cannot find the beaker most people use at any shops near me. Can I either get away without using a starter or use something besides the beaker for the starter?
I apologize for the post length, and as always...all responses are greatly appreciated.