I used the recipe on page one and used powdered agar. Worked well, but I did have some fluid in the slant, although I am not concerned as it is sterile. The agar slants are still good to go a month later. I used some this morning, and it is easy to poke the agar media with a inoculation loop.
Output 2012: 56 gallons
Goal 2012: 120 gallons