What day is it today? It's brewing day!
I'm going to attempt a lager from a kit. The kit is a Pilsner from Coopers' Brewmaster Selection, and here
they claim that the yeast supplied is good for lager-style fermenting. I thought I'd try it out, as the cellar in my house has a temperature close to perfect for this. At least it had when I measured it last night. (I haven't a clue as to what strain of yeast they actually supply, but I'm willing to give it a shot in the names of Science and Rebecca.)
I'm going to skip their recommended dextrose and replace it with spray malt, too. That'll show'em. And I'll only go to 20L to avoid the weak, watery stuff you get at 23L. That'll show'em again. (Just who will be shown what remains to be seen.)
If anyone reading this has tried it before and knows that it'll end in catastrophe, please feel free to let me know.