Preparations

I spent some time this morning working on a spreadsheet to make my calculations for the multi step infusion mash I will be doing this weekend.  I will be brewing a Californian Common instead of a full on lager (the Vienna still has at least 1 more week in primary).  Basically, I am working this beer as a tester batch as I start to work with this new (at least to me) technique. 

To add more fun to this batch of beer, I will also be trying out a strain of yeast I have never used before.  For this batch I will be using White Lab’s WLP 862 “Cry Havoc”.  Yes, this is the Charlie Papazian strain that was used in the recipes for the book “The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.”  Should be an interesting beer when done. 

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