@VPC Welcome aboard mate. Firstly, if you wanna call it steeping, roasting, benchpressing do what the hell you like. So long as we understand what you're talking about it's all good.
As for stash, i am but a noob too. But this weekend, I have about 3 or 4 recipes I'm going to mix. Prob about 30ml each to start off with as this will only be my 3rd batch I'm doing and
Batch 1) Went down the sink
Batch 2) I'm puffing on one mix and the other I've saving as it seems to be almost spot on.
Now if you want to talk about stash or bits, thats another very expensive story...