Hello, I have been interested in trying home brewing for a while now, so I finally went out and got a starter kit. Followed the recipe - seemed pretty straightforward. A couple of questions: 1. After I pitched the yeast, I realized my dreadful error. I didn't realize the temp should be around 65-70 when pitching. I pitched at 130! Anyway - I knew I was SOL but waited 2 days to see if there were any signs of fermentation. Didn't see anything so I pitched the yeast again 2 days later. I don't have any airlock activity - but from my read of this board - it seems like that is not something you should count on. I opened the airlock to take a quick look - it does look like the krausen is forming. If you repitch yeast (or pitch when the temp is way high) - will this mess with the taste? 2.I am thinking about buying the Grolsch type bottles so I don't have to spend time recapping. More expensive - but definitely seems to be time savers. I saw them with 33oz bottles. Will a standard bottle wand work with a 33 oz bottle? Just wondering if it would be able to push all the way at the bottom of the bottle. 3. Do you all use a yeast starter? Do you feel it is a must have or nice to have? 4. I forgot to take the OG - will that kill me? I know that I won't know the exact alcohol level - but any other downside? Thanks, Looking forward to making my next batch. Lot of fun!