On Saturday I got my December edition of BYO magazine and saw a holiday brew in there for Better Not Pout Stout. Got all my ingredients that day and whipped up my first yeast starter. Brewed up the stout yesterday, my first stout, and so far so good. Less than 12 hours after pitching the yeast I already had an inch thick krausen that had formed and a swirling vortex of yeast activity. The aroma coming out the top of the airlock is amazing. The OG was supposed to be 1.068 and I came in close at 1.062. Now I really can't wait for the holidays!