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Title: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
Post by: blatz on February 02, 2010, 02:50:54 PM
As long as I get my yeast in time, I'm doing 12gal of vienna lager with Hugh Baird Vienna  :o.
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Post by: dannyj621 on February 02, 2010, 03:09:46 PM
im doing an english IPA this week as long as my new burner comes in YAY
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Post by: bluesman on February 02, 2010, 04:16:16 PM
I took off on Friday to brew my ESB. The yeast starter is growing as I type.  :D
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Post by: hamiltont on February 02, 2010, 04:27:40 PM
Not brewing this weekend but still having fun.  ;D  Moving a Russian Imperial Stout to the secondary & kegging a Foreign Extra Stout. RIS & FES were a partigyle a few weeks back.  Both have been at FG for better than a week now.
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Post by: denny on February 02, 2010, 04:29:21 PM
Sunday is Old Stoner Day!  It's gonna be the 10th batch in 12 years.  We'll do 10 gal. of OS, then partigyle another 12 gal. batch of something. 
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 02, 2010, 04:50:10 PM
We did a Vienna yesterday.  Durst Vienna, a little Carafa II for color, WLP-833.  Fermenting now at 49F.

Later in the week I am thinking of another batch, but am undecided right now.
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Post by: roffenburger on February 02, 2010, 05:20:08 PM
I hope to brew a Rye IPA inspired by Founders Red's Rye.

I don't need to brew, but I want to brew this one REALLY REALLY bad!!
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Post by: dontblake on February 02, 2010, 05:26:34 PM
American Brown (Tasty McDole's Janet's Brown)
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Post by: dbeechum on February 02, 2010, 05:33:50 PM
Thinking this might be a two-fer week for me.

Saturday will be the monthly Falcons meeting (we had to move it from our usual Sunday due to some football game one week and Valentine's Day the next) . I'll be leading a tasting of canned craftbeers - PBR (ok, really, I'm using that for doctoring purposes), OB Mama Little Yella Pils, Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale (think Wit), Caldera IPA, 21st Amendment IPA/Watermelon Wheat / Monk's Blood depending upon my scouts findings and OB Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.

Sunday, I'ma going to brew - a big mama jammer of an RIS. Oh yeah.
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Post by: babalu87 on February 02, 2010, 06:03:56 PM
The Columbus IPA I didnt brew last weekend.
Electric boiler is good to go (4500 watts of 240 power baby!!!)

A Baltic Porter and if time warrants a Smoked Dunkelweizen.

MIGHT try and squeeze the IPA in Friday after work.
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Post by: theoman on February 02, 2010, 07:56:26 PM
Not this weekend, but tomorrow (Wednesday) I'm brewing my first Pilsner (a sort of steam pils, actually).
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 02, 2010, 08:42:10 PM
This weekend I am watching fermenter :) and adding gelatine to my Munich Dunkel.
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Post by: mikeypedersen on February 03, 2010, 04:59:58 AM
American Brown (Tasty McDole's Janet's Brown)
Are you brewing that with Elisabeth?
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Post by: jimbo44 on February 03, 2010, 07:49:36 AM
Caldera IPA

I just had a two hour tasting at calderas tap house a couple weeks ago.  They have nearly twenty on tap.  It was cool because their tap house is the original Rogue tap house in Ashland OR.
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Post by: denny on February 03, 2010, 04:21:39 PM
Caldera IPA

Have you had that one before?  Caldera makes some seriously good beers.
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Post by: bearcat on February 03, 2010, 05:07:38 PM
11 gallon batch of Maibock to break in the 'lager only season' after a long summer brewing hiatius with some senior members /friends of my HBC to hopefully make sure I haven't forgotten much.  Great benefit of getting to brew with more experienced brewers.  We are going to try the 34/70 dry lager yeast for a later experiment- going to dump a Dopplebock on top when the Maibock is done. 
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Post by: dbeechum on February 03, 2010, 05:49:35 PM
Have you had that one before?  Caldera makes some seriously good beers.

Indeedly I have. Damn tasty. The only one I haven't had out of the can before is the Uncommon Brewers and I've had that one on draft.

Title: Re: What's brewing this weekend 2/5
Post by: blatz on February 03, 2010, 08:03:34 PM
As long as I get my yeast in time, I'm doing 12gal of vienna lager with Hugh Baird Vienna  :o.

woohoo - picked up 2L of fresh slurry last night - Super Bowl Sunday brew is on!

surprised I didn't get any flack for using Hugh Baird Vienna.  I was expecting at least some.
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Post by: redbeerman on February 03, 2010, 08:07:37 PM
As long as I get my yeast in time, I'm doing 12gal of vienna lager with Hugh Baird Vienna  :o.

woohoo - picked up 2L of fresh slurry last night - Super Bowl Sunday brew is on!

surprised I didn't get any flack for using Hugh Baird Vienna.  I was expecting at least some.

OK I'll bite.  Why aren't you using a continental Vienna?  English Vienna? :o come on!
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Post by: blatz on February 03, 2010, 08:14:26 PM
OK I'll bite.  Why aren't you using a continental Vienna?  English Vienna? :o come on!

I was pretty crushed (no pun intended) - when we did our group bulk buy, NCM was out of my favorite Best Vienna, and wouldn't be getting a new shipment for a week so rather than hold up our club's order, I agreed to sub - I asked for MFB but they recommended Hugh Baird based on customer feedback so I ended up with 2 sacks of it.  My pro friend loves HB, so I figured it can't be that bad, but I'm having remorse now!

I included it in my original post as I was hoping someone might have an opinion on it before I dive in head first this weekend.
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Post by: akr71 on February 05, 2010, 03:56:31 PM
A Belgian Wit on Sunday before the game.  Its for a style-specific contest sponsored by my favorite local micro-brewery.  The winner gets to work with their brewmaster to scale the recipe for commercial production.

I may shoot myself in the foot, but I'm culturing yeast from Unibroue Blanche de Chambly (wyeast 3864 ?) and may blend with 3068 (Weihenstephan) if I can't get the little fellers to grow quick enough.
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Post by: majorvices on February 05, 2010, 04:01:59 PM
Going to brew a Hellesbock sometime early next week - I also have to keg 40 gallons of beer.
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Post by: bissdp on February 05, 2010, 05:36:36 PM
Gonna try to brew an ESB. Trying to brew the same recipe twice and see if they come out the same.
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Post by: skyler on February 06, 2010, 04:27:04 AM
2 beers this weekend: a Best BItter with American hops (Willamette and Cascade), and my Robust Porter that I have been tweaking for some time (trying it with a higher mash temp and more attenuative yeast strain this time).
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Post by: uthristy on February 06, 2010, 02:43:47 PM
I hadn't planned on brewing today but the wife just called asking `so what are we brewing today :D
Yep she's a keeper, now I need to find a recipe.

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Post by: babalu87 on February 07, 2010, 04:16:14 AM
Columbus IPA
DONE

I've never used those hops, they smell AMAZING!

Baltic Porter on deck for the morning.
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Post by: beerrat on February 07, 2010, 07:02:12 PM
Brewed an american lager; was intended to be a lite lager, but when you use the wrong type of DME and overshoot the gravity, RDWHAHB and restate what you are brewing  ;D

Racked mead to secondary.  Must resist urge to drink as the gravity sample was really nice.
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Post by: blatz on February 07, 2010, 10:03:51 PM
so either the lot analysis sheets were off or I mysteriously got really high efficiency(83% instead of 75) , but my 1.054 expected vienna lager actually came out 1.061 - I adjusted the hops on the fly and shot for an "elliot ness" clone instead, which also happens to be one of my favorite beers anyways, so all was fine.

however, I am about to throw my barleycrusher out...
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Post by: redbeerman on February 07, 2010, 10:21:18 PM
Dortmunder is done and in the fermenter.  Pitched at 47, holding at 48 so far.  Not expecting any real activity until late tomorrow as usual with 34/70. 
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 08, 2010, 02:05:48 AM
however, I am about to throw my barleycrusher out...

Care to elaborate?
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Post by: blatz on February 08, 2010, 02:34:53 PM
however, I am about to throw my barleycrusher out...

Care to elaborate?

I have been having issues with 'dead roller syndrome' for the past year or so, after 3-4 years of great performance without a hitch.  The past 3 brews, the situation has been getting progressively worse and I have to continuously dump the hopper and re-start to get it going again, only to have it fail after a minute or so of running.

I've disassembled and cleaned a few times now since this started acting up, and it doesn't seem to help.

It took me ~45minutes to crush a measly 24lbs of grain yesterday - during that process I think I invented some new curses.  I really did need a beer to RDWHAHB, but it was 7am and I was still on coffee.

Am going to research some fixes and if not, will start reviewing the monster mill.

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Post by: denny on February 08, 2010, 04:27:30 PM
Of course, if you had a JSP, that would be covered under the lifetime warranty!  :)
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 08, 2010, 09:01:26 PM
Am going to research some fixes and if not, will start reviewing the monster mill.

I know some people were complaining about this issue.
First thing in order is to contact BC maker.
He is supposed to be very accommodating.
I think BC has lifetime Warranty (I would have to check for sure).

Next thing is that rollers have to be perfectly straight with each other.
This was a solution for some people.
Good luck.
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Post by: babalu87 on February 09, 2010, 02:46:34 AM
Of course, if you had a JSP, that would be covered under the lifetime warranty!  :)

Mines under MY warranty  ;D

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/babalu87/Brew%20Day/IMG_1757.jpg)

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/babalu87/Brew%20Day/IMG_1759.jpg)

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Post by: blatz on February 09, 2010, 08:59:28 PM
I like the teeth on the edges. 
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Post by: majorvices on February 09, 2010, 09:22:02 PM
The BC used to state they had a lifetime warranty on their site. That said, I have the same issue sometimes. I jam a metal yard stick or old knife down there to get it started again. It is frustrating but it works.

Babalu - you have any more information on that mod?
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Post by: babalu87 on February 10, 2010, 05:24:38 PM
Keith, we milled down a little of the roller itself on a lathe and then pressed the gears on.
Also used double set screws so they would stay put.

Had the gears on the shelf here at work.
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Post by: blatz on February 10, 2010, 06:19:21 PM
FWIW, I did email them - the response was to try taking a wire brush to the rollers first and see if that helps.  Randy felt my rollers may have starter to wear down and that is why they aren't catching as well.  Will give a try on the dort in 2 weeks.