The New Year Beer ('08 Ale) went from closet to fridge today. It should be perfect by Stupor Bowl Sunday. Tomorrow is the first chance to tackle St. Patrick's Day Stout. I'm not quite sure yet what it will be, but I have a crop of SF Lager ready to pitch. Last Sunday I cooked up a starter, and by Thursday (the 17th) it had fermented out, the yeast making a compact layer on the bottom of the flask. So I refrigerated it. Tomorrow morning I will put it back in the closet so that it will warm up to the ambient temperature before pitching in the brew. Cold and snowy today, I expect more of the same on brew day. Tomorrow is a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. I like to take advantage of three-day weekends during the work year for brewing tasks. Look for an update tomorrow here at FSB.