now that the weather and temps have turned foul for woodworking, and being sans shop (dats widdou shop larry), i've had to turn to indoor projects to appease my curse of creativity. yes folks, it's honey porter time! i'm using the same recipie as last year's batch, the only difference being that i'm using some of the best, can't see the sun through it buckwheat honey instead of clover honey. i started this batch about 8:30 last night after dropping the wife off at work (some times life works out that way ), and finished up pitching the yeast around 2 this morning. i woke up this morning to the genteel sounds of my wife offering to dump water on me if i don't get up, and the sound of the airlock pleasantly bubbling away, proving that fermentation is occurring. now it's just a matter of patiently waiting for the fermentation to finish, waiting for it to clarify, and then waiting for it to carbonate naturally after bottling.