Today is the day that Homebrewers all over the country (with the exception of Alabama and one more state, for some reason) celebrate the day that Jimi Cartier made Home Brewing legal once again in the US. Today at High Noon, we lift a glass to Jimi and brother Bili too: for he was probably the one that lit the fire under the flame, so to speak, to get things going. At least I’ll toast Bili.
Today I’m going to attempt another batch of Märzen using the Triple Decoction method, a real pain in the ass but it makes such a NICE Oktöberfest, for the edification (or edu-ma-cation) of my fellow brewers. (Mental note: DON’T FORGET THE SCHEDULE!) Looks like it might rain today but hopefully I’ll get there to secure a spot under the club tent. I d’wanna get sunburned like I did last year. I’ll use the same recipe as last time, altho’ I couldn’t find my torrified wheat… (Hmmm. I’d bought a pound last time…) and substituted more Crystal. I’ll make an adjustment in the bill and the revision level tomorrow or sumptin’.
Now’s time to cleanse the scaly bod and shave, and begin loading cargo. More on this later….