Had to push this weekend's brews 3x: once due to being out of town unexpectedly to see the Foo Fighters at Wrigley with back stage and VIP access(huge thanks to my BIL who works personal security for the Foos), and twice because life gets in the way(or I can be lazy.) This weekend I am brewing 2 versions of Märzen a little late for the season but it will still taste great, and using the fast lager method, I can still enjoy them in October. The first version is just straight out of BCS(it was a fan favorite when I made it last year) and the second is a version suggested last year when I was talking about making last year's Märzen: all base, no Caramunich to reduce the overly sweet result I had last year( as I said, it was a crowd favorite, but I knew it was too sweet) Targeting 1.056 for both 5 gallon batches, and have 4 separate 1.5L starters going(in order to utilize Mark's shaken not stirred starter method. Each batch will get 3L tomorrow afternoon). After some suggestions here about the effectiveness of WLP820 (and my experience with it last year) I have switched out to WLP833 WLP830 for this year's batches. This will be my first double brew day, so I have everything I can all measured out already, just need to mill my grists when I get home this evening, and then an early start tomorrow morning. Have a great weekend all!
edit because sometimes I type(poorly) faster than I think