Originally Posted by YooperBrew
Ooooh, I like that!
Or, even better- Yooper Common.
Wait- Yooper Common sounds like it has steeped squirrels in it. Never mind. Michigan Common it is!
I just brewed an extract modification of your original. You'll laugh at this...
I found I didn't have to work all day Saturday as planned, so I came home a bit tipsy from the bar Friday night and decided to get a starter going for the WLP810, which I'd never brewed with before (I'm an all-ale kinda guy).
Of course, I had to crack open a nice St. Bernardus ABT 12 I had saved for brewday. A little tipsy became a lot tipsy quickly.
I cooled the wort on ice in my sink, and went outside to have a smoke. Opened the slider to my deck, and in flew a WREN which had been hanging out in a small crack above my door casing!
It took me 30 minutes to get that damn bird out of the house, and to clean up the **** it left in the kitchen and living room. I then remembered the wort cooling in the sink, which was now 50ºF, too cold to pitch with! Grrr...
So I set it on the counter to warm up, sat down on the couch to watch a show, and "fell asleep" within two minutes.
Three hours later...
4:00AM, and I'm hung over and pitching yeast. What a battle, to make beer fer crissake!!! So, I've named it... wait for it...
"Wren & Steampy California Common"! Of course, now I'll have to change it to Michigan Common.
Anyway, thanks for this recipe, and the original. This will most likely be one of my first recipes when I go all-grain in the spring.