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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on November 30, 2011, 06:41:43 PM
Dashing through the snow in a one keg powered sleigh....

What's the situation this week?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on November 30, 2011, 06:50:03 PM
Just finished brewing a bitter!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: ryang on November 30, 2011, 06:53:40 PM
Birthday Barleywine

For my first child due in June!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: garc_mall on November 30, 2011, 07:03:38 PM
I'm bringing spring in early with a nice bright IPA. Also bottling my Brown Porter type beer that I plan on using for a wassail.

Also glaring at my cider, cause I don't know whether it will be done in time... Definitely need to do 15 gallons next apple season... 2.5 isn't going to last till february.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on November 30, 2011, 07:06:55 PM
hoping to brew an ordinary bitter recipe but with saison yeast (need the starter for a big beer later on) we will see how that turns out!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: blatz on November 30, 2011, 07:08:31 PM
kegging a porter and brewing an american amber ale - still deciding on cascade or columbus for the flameout hops - might have to flip a coin.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on November 30, 2011, 07:23:01 PM
I might brew a weizen, but I have some brewery tasks to accomplish (cleaning, kegging, etc).
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 30, 2011, 07:24:56 PM
On the list to brew are a Doppelbock, and a big old English Barleywine Thomas Hardy type thingy to use all the 1028 yeast cake from a SSoS.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: beersk on November 30, 2011, 09:59:40 PM
Probably keg my None More Black IPA on Sunday, but gotta clear out one of my taps before I can do that, preferably.  That shouldn't be a problem as there's not much left of it.  I had a sample of it and it's kinda bitter.  I accidently added 2 oz of fwh instead of 3/4 of an ounce so I had to adjust the rest of my hop schedule so it wouldn't be bitter as sh!t.  But apparently that didn't work.  It was a blend of Simcoe, Chinook, and Cascade. 
I also added debittered black at the end of the mash before taking first runnings.  Would the bitterness of debittered black malt come out more if I ground it to a powder?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 30, 2011, 10:13:52 PM
Going to make a semi-sweet mead with California orange blossom honey. Also going to keg an alt.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: dannyjed on November 30, 2011, 10:33:47 PM
I might get around to a Rye IPA.  My LHBS finally got in some Rye Malt.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on November 30, 2011, 10:39:19 PM
Probably keg my None More Black IPA on Sunday, but gotta clear out one of my taps before I can do that, preferably.  That shouldn't be a problem as there's not much left of it.  I had a sample of it and it's kinda bitter.  I accidently added 2 oz of fwh instead of 3/4 of an ounce so I had to adjust the rest of my hop schedule so it wouldn't be bitter as sh!t.  But apparently that didn't work.  It was a blend of Simcoe, Chinook, and Cascade. 
I also added debittered black at the end of the mash before taking first runnings.  Would the bitterness of debittered black malt come out more if I ground it to a powder?

I would think so. small particles = more surface area = more extraction of bitterness
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: robertpreed on November 30, 2011, 10:57:46 PM
We may have bitten off more than we can chew, but we will give it a shot.

1.   Bottle an Irish Ale
2.   Make 3 gallons of mead
3.   Brew an American Ale
4.   Smoke Chickens
5.   Have a beer and a cigar and relax and enjoy the warm weather.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: The Naked Brewer on November 30, 2011, 11:12:55 PM
Brewing up 5 gallons of White Sage Wit for the wifey.  Kegging 10 gallons of a Black IPA.  Kegging 1/2 of a sweet mead made using our honey harvest from this year and putting the other 1/2 on 12 pounds of pears and 1.5 oz of ginger. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: bluesman on December 01, 2011, 02:39:05 AM
I'll be bottling some beer to make room in my chest freezer. I'm also still trying to organize the beer cellar. I might try to brew an AAA on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: bluesman on December 01, 2011, 02:40:36 AM
kegging a porter and brewing an american amber ale - still deciding on cascade or columbus for the flameout hops - might have to flip a coin.

Paul...I just realized you changed your name...What's up with that?

Blatz no likey.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: tygo on December 01, 2011, 03:13:48 AM
Nothing brewing again this weekend.  Will be getting some of the BVIP into bottles for holiday giveaways and sampling the ESB, which is the last of the holiday six pack beer to be bottled.  Also kicking off a starter for a CAP next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: chumley on December 01, 2011, 04:23:03 PM
Even if I don't get around to brewing a lager this weekend, I will be cleaning kegs and moving beer from lagering/conditioning kegs into fresh ones.  I am bring 5 kegs of homebrew to the company open house next Thursday, and I'd like to minimize the amount of yeast that comes with the beer to the office.  Got Rochefort 8 clone, bo-pils, and Scottish ale all carbed and ready to go, black IPA is carbing, and hefe is finishing in the primary today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: udubdawg on December 01, 2011, 04:47:52 PM
some sort of bitter with WY1469, and need to get an oatmeal stout going.

cheers--
--Michael
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: Al Equihua on December 01, 2011, 05:00:42 PM
got a day off on monday so i'll be brewing perhaps an IPA, maybe also a Barleywine next week,. thinking in winter and cold days in Febraury and March
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: beersk on December 01, 2011, 05:01:22 PM
Probably keg my None More Black IPA on Sunday, but gotta clear out one of my taps before I can do that, preferably.  That shouldn't be a problem as there's not much left of it.  I had a sample of it and it's kinda bitter.  I accidently added 2 oz of fwh instead of 3/4 of an ounce so I had to adjust the rest of my hop schedule so it wouldn't be bitter as sh!t.  But apparently that didn't work.  It was a blend of Simcoe, Chinook, and Cascade.  
I also added debittered black at the end of the mash before taking first runnings.  Would the bitterness of debittered black malt come out more if I ground it to a powder?

I would think so. small particles = more surface area = more extraction of bitterness
Damn, might just have to give it some time to mellow out.  That was stupid of me.  Live and learn...

kegging a porter and brewing an american amber ale - still deciding on cascade or columbus for the flameout hops - might have to flip a coin.

Paul...I just realized you changed your name...What's up with that?

Blatz no likey.
Oh weird, I just noticed that.  What's the deal, Paul?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on December 01, 2011, 05:18:04 PM
I have 10 gallons of AAA slated for Monday celebrating Cinqo de Diciembre  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: Al Equihua on December 01, 2011, 05:56:21 PM
I have 10 gallons of AAA slated for Monday celebrating Cinqo de Diciembre  ;)

curious, what's celebrating in the US on cinco de diciembre?, got my day off same day! i want to brew that day
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on December 01, 2011, 06:05:54 PM
I have 10 gallons of AAA slated for Monday celebrating Cinqo de Diciembre  ;)

curious, what's celebrating in the US on cinco de diciembre?, got my day off same day! i want to brew that day

Just because I get the day off.  Work has been rough over the last couple of months, it will be nice to get a breather.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: blatz on December 01, 2011, 06:36:50 PM
Oh weird, I just noticed that.  What's the deal

yeah - wasn't intentional.  I was just testing out the profile feature to change how your name appears on the forum to see what would happen (just in case I ever needed to for work/big brother, etc. purposes) and I did not realize that I would not be able to change it back.

bluesman is working to see if I can get things restored.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: beersk on December 01, 2011, 06:49:52 PM
Oh weird, I just noticed that.  What's the deal

yeah - wasn't intentional.  I was just testing out the profile feature to change how your name appears on the forum to see what would happen (just in case I ever needed to for work/big brother, etc. purposes) and I did not realize that I would not be able to change it back.

bluesman is working to see if I can get things restored.
Phew!  Thought maybe you had another personality taking over. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: Al Equihua on December 01, 2011, 08:41:11 PM
I have 10 gallons of AAA slated for Monday celebrating Cinqo de Diciembre  ;)

curious, what's celebrating in the US on cinco de diciembre?, got my day off same day! i want to brew that day

Just because I get the day off.  Work has been rough over the last couple of months, it will be nice to get a breather.

same here, but brewing is for shure my best way to be good on these days... cheers!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: Mark G on December 01, 2011, 08:45:21 PM
APA this evening. Then Baltic Porter early next week when my Dortmunder Export is ready for kegging so I can reuse the yeast.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: ynotbrusum on December 02, 2011, 01:44:37 AM
A faux pils with US-05.  Plus, turning a few ales that have been brewed in the last few weeks, using the Drew B and Sean T concepts of quick ale production.  May have to gelatin a couple to clear them, but the FG hit the mark in about 7 days for both batches (one is racked and the other is ready to rack); I have been primary fermenting for a month as a general practice, but I am beginning to see the light.

 ;D
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on December 02, 2011, 03:09:58 AM
Just racked a helles off a lager cake and it smells so good I might make another batch tomorrow.  Also have a big weizenbock and an APA to bottle.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on December 02, 2011, 02:59:27 PM
kegging a porter and brewing an american amber ale - still deciding on cascade or columbus for the flameout hops - might have to flip a coin.
I vote for both but a bit heavier on the Cascade...  ;) Cheers!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: hamiltont on December 02, 2011, 03:04:30 PM
Supposed to be cold & windy this weekend so here goes:
1) Bottle a Spiced Cyser Mead
2) Rack a Fruit Medley Mead
3) Keg 10 gallons of Irish Red Ale
4) Brew 10 gallons of Dry Stout
5) Cook up a big batch of Chili

Cheers, and Happy Brewing!!!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: blatz on December 02, 2011, 03:07:45 PM
kegging a porter and brewing an american amber ale - still deciding on cascade or columbus for the flameout hops - might have to flip a coin.
I vote for both but a bit heavier on the Cascade...  ;) Cheers!!!

good idea! 2:1 Cascade/Columbus?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: beersk on December 02, 2011, 03:40:38 PM
kegging a porter and brewing an american amber ale - still deciding on cascade or columbus for the flameout hops - might have to flip a coin.
I vote for both but a bit heavier on the Cascade...  ;) Cheers!!!

good idea! 2:1 Cascade/Columbus?
Hey, you're back!  And yes to the 2:1.  Oh, and you never answered my last email!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: jmcamerlengo on December 02, 2011, 04:24:06 PM
Bottling

Milk Stout
English IPA
Scottish 70
English BarleyWine
RIS
Breakfast Stout
ESB

Kegging

American BarleyWine
Imperial IPA
Dry Hopped RIS
Hefeweizen
California Common
ESB
Robust Porter

Brewing

10 gallons of Pumpkin Ale


....busy weekend
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: euge on December 02, 2011, 07:21:36 PM
12 gallons of Special Bitter. Need to do this badly as I'm running out of beer again. :-\
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on December 02, 2011, 07:36:01 PM
Bottling

Milk Stout
English IPA
Scottish 70
English BarleyWine
RIS
Breakfast Stout
ESB

Kegging

American BarleyWine
Imperial IPA
Dry Hopped RIS
Hefeweizen
California Common
ESB
Robust Porter

Brewing

10 gallons of Pumpkin Ale


....busy weekend
:o

Update us Monday with how much of that you actually got done :)  If you accomplish half, I'll be impressed.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: mcdanis on December 02, 2011, 07:43:40 PM
Bottling: 5g Belgian Pale Ale
Rack to Secondary:  5g Bock

Brewing unfortunately waits until next weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: jmcamerlengo on December 02, 2011, 07:48:53 PM
Bottling

Milk Stout
English IPA
Scottish 70
English BarleyWine
RIS
Breakfast Stout
ESB

Kegging

American BarleyWine
Imperial IPA
Dry Hopped RIS
Hefeweizen
California Common
ESB
Robust Porter

Brewing

10 gallons of Pumpkin Ale


....busy weekend
:o

Update us Monday with how much of that you actually got done :)  If you accomplish half, I'll be impressed.


Thats what family and friends who like to drink my beer are for! Two taking turns filling, two taking turns capping, and 1 doing the racking while Im brewing....well I do have a brutus system so I dont have to do much other than tell them what to do haha.

Plus I enforce child labor on keg scrubbing ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: denny on December 02, 2011, 08:49:23 PM
My wife is out of town for 6 days and I'm off work for most of that time.  After that I work for about 2 weeks straight without a day off.  I think I'll try to get in a couple batches of something this week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on December 02, 2011, 11:28:18 PM
All Galaxy AIPA. Get starter going for an all Cent AIPA. Keg a Green Flash WCIPA. Hope to start secondary on a BVIP, needs to drop a couple more points...
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: alikocho on December 02, 2011, 11:32:07 PM
I have many, many things to do, but I finished the article I was writing for Zymurgy, so should probably brew one of the recipes just to be sure....

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: cheba420 on December 03, 2011, 01:02:48 AM
Sadly, no brewing for me this weekend. I'll be keging a Vanilla Porter and  a Raspberry Cider. Dry hopping a Black IPA. I might bottle some of the Vanilla Porter as I've been getting a lot of requests for that one lately.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: vista on December 03, 2011, 02:06:15 AM
NB's oatmeal stout.

also kegging jz's dubbel recipe...looking forward to having that around for the holidays
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on December 03, 2011, 09:23:25 PM
Got a batch of Munich helles brewed yesterday and its bubbling away nicely in the keezer.  Today I'm brewing a best bitter.  I also need to bottle my weizenbock and keg a pale ale.

Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: robertpreed on December 03, 2011, 10:38:51 PM
We may have bitten off more than we can chew, but we will give it a shot.

1.   Bottle an Irish Ale
2.   Make 3 gallons of mead
3.   Brew an American Ale
4.   Smoke Chickens
5.   Have a beer and a cigar and relax and enjoy the warm weather.

1.  Check, no issues
2.  Check, no issues
3.  Check, no issues
4.  Did not do, FAIL
5.  You betcha.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on December 04, 2011, 09:36:09 PM
I'm brewing again today, this time an American brown ale.  Going for something with a real malty backbone.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: jmcamerlengo on December 05, 2011, 04:16:29 PM
I actually got all of that crap done! It was a 14 hour day but it all got done saturday.  Sweet, im gona have alot of beer for the holidays!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 12/2 Edition
Post by: tschmidlin on December 05, 2011, 06:29:38 PM
I actually got all of that crap done! It was a 14 hour day but it all got done saturday.  Sweet, im gona have alot of beer for the holidays!
I am MOST impressed, even with the helpers. :)