Originally Posted by Thunder_Chicken
Just tossing this out there - maybe start the brew now without hops, then get some hops on Friday, boil them in plain water and pitch them in secondary?
I think it would be easier to just brew the whole damned thing on Friday. Make the kitchen an absolute mess, and make sure you've had enough homebrew to make your speech slurred when your wife arrives home. One way or another, you'll get the freedom to brew when you want to.
OH that would go over well
Actually found 1oz of Willamette and brewed with that..
On day two and the yeast are going nuts. Krausen is over a 1/2" thick and the yeast are just running around like crazy
. This recipe is taking to lagering well.
I have only seen one batch go this crazy and it was an ale going at 70 degrees. Where this is running at 51 degrees, and self-generating at least 5 degrees.
I think it will be awesome.
My modified recipe and results are here:http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/3-cr...-lager-402493/