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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on April 11, 2012, 04:10:10 PM
It's raining here in LA, which means it must be time for me to brew!

And for you?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: bluesman on April 11, 2012, 04:26:27 PM
I'm brewing 11 gallons of my House IPA on Saturday.  It's supposed to 71F and sunny...looking forward to a beautiful brewday.  :)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on April 11, 2012, 04:29:00 PM
No brewing, probably keg up the rye stout I have in my rum barrel. And I need to start planning a rebrew of my scottish 60/- for a club only comp. Also eagerly awaiting results from World Cup of Beer.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: jmcamerlengo on April 11, 2012, 05:01:36 PM
My house ESB Saturday. Supposed to be 67 and sunny here, also looking forward to a beautiful brewday!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: madscientist on April 11, 2012, 05:03:12 PM
Brewing a Bavarian Hefe
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: brewmanator on April 11, 2012, 05:03:47 PM
Brewing 10 gallons of Wood-Aged Strong Scotch Ale that we hope to serve at NHC in June.  Planning to add pressure-cooked, medium-toast oak chips to the finished beer.   
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: erockrph on April 11, 2012, 05:04:26 PM
Staring at two empty fermenters right now, but I don't think I'll get a chance to brew for the next week or two. This weekend's goal is to plant my potatoes.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: Joe Sr. on April 11, 2012, 05:19:00 PM
To hell with yard work.

I'm brewing my quadruple this Saturday.  And maybe something else, too.

But I've been saying that for weeks.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: wissota on April 11, 2012, 06:56:12 PM
Brewing a "kitchen sink" stout to clean out my ingredients before moving across country.  Hoping to make up for a carbonation snafu with my last oatmeal stout - let's just say the spoon for mixing in the sugar never touched the beer  :(
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: dbarber on April 12, 2012, 01:06:20 PM
No brewing this weekend...I'm helping run a BJCP tasting exam on Saturday and painting on Sunday :(
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on April 12, 2012, 01:37:32 PM
Hoping to get an IPA in this weekend.  Need to finish preparing the garden as well, but did most of that over Easter weekend.  Wife will be plant shopping for the flower beds and perhaps some early garden stuff.  I may be digging holes. :o
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on April 12, 2012, 03:19:28 PM
I'm starting a four-day weekend today 8).  I'll be brewing hefeweizen today and my House IPA on Saturday.  Sometime in between, I'll be bottling IPA and amber for my brother's wedding.  Then I start a new job on Monday.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: beersk on April 12, 2012, 03:27:25 PM
I think I'm going to brew an Arrogant Bastard clone, maybe Saturday.  Which I usually brew on Sundays, but this weekend is different...
And I'm out of homebrew, which is depressing.  My last 2 kegs went super fast; much faster than I anticipated, so it's time to pick up the slack.  I'll be brewing a couple times in the next week or so.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: Pinski on April 12, 2012, 03:44:15 PM
No brewing; more keg cleaning, racking the BVIP onto the vanilla tincture I made last weekend and checking on the Maibock.  Probably get a Kolsch going next week.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: dllipe on April 12, 2012, 03:58:55 PM
I'm trying to replicate Breckenridge's 471 DIPA this weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: Slowbrew on April 12, 2012, 04:03:54 PM
I might try to make an American Wheat on Sunday.  It depends on how the Iowa State Small Group/Solo Vocal and Instrumental Contest goes on Saturday.  My wife and I got tagged to run it again this year at our kids high school site.  I may not have any energy left.  Coordinating 210 volunteers, setup and cleanup makes for a really long day.

Paul
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: FirstStateBrewer on April 12, 2012, 05:05:58 PM
I'm brewing an Abby Dubbel on Sunday with this recipe:  http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/DubbelTrouble
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: Mark G on April 12, 2012, 06:29:31 PM
Trying to decide between an American Brown, or an ESB. I'd better decide soon so I can get a starter going.
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: denny on April 12, 2012, 06:38:05 PM
I'm on my 13th day of 14 hours a day.  No brewing for at least a couple more weeks.


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Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: alikocho on April 12, 2012, 07:00:14 PM
Barley Wine!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: FirstStateBrewer on April 12, 2012, 07:40:03 PM
I'm brewing 11 gallons of my House IPA on Saturday.  It's supposed to 71F and sunny...looking forward to a beautiful brewday.  :)
Why do you brew 11 gallons rather than 10?  Do you use 5-gallon Corny kegs or do you bottle?  Or a combination of the two?
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: mcdanis on April 12, 2012, 07:40:17 PM
No brewing, but kegging 10g of Pre-Prohibition Lager.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: morticaixavier on April 12, 2012, 08:08:13 PM
I'm brewing 11 gallons of my House IPA on Saturday.  It's supposed to 71F and sunny...looking forward to a beautiful brewday.  :)
Why do you brew 11 gallons rather than 10?  Do you use 5-gallon Corny kegs or do you bottle?  Or a combination of the two?

I generally aim for 5.5 or 11 gallons because there will be losses to transfer, sampling, trub etc. With an IPA particularly because of the dry hops it's a good idea to plan that extra .5/1 gallon if you want to end up with 5 or 10 gallons.

At least that's why I do it, Don't know about Ron.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: saintpierre on April 12, 2012, 08:12:11 PM
I generally aim for 5.5 or 11 gallons because there will be losses to transfer, sampling, trub etc.
+1

No brewing for me.  It is supposed to be nice on Saturday so SWMBO wants to catch up on yard work (meaning: I will be doing the yard work while she watchs the baby) and hopefully transplanting hop my plants to the SE side of the house.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: slarkin712 on April 12, 2012, 08:21:10 PM
Saturday doing a 5.5 gal Westmalle inspired Belgian Dubbel and a 5.5 gallon "Double" Wit.  The Wit should be like a Grand Cru/Imperial Wit.  More orange in color, a little sweeter and hoppier than a typical belgian wit.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: heavyeng on April 12, 2012, 09:35:18 PM
I want to try and brew the Vida Dulce from BYO mar/apr issue.

If not I'll bottle some for a contest and move a few around.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: andrew on April 13, 2012, 12:22:00 AM
bottling a Kolsch and brewing a belgian wit
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: narcout on April 13, 2012, 12:33:36 AM
I'm going to try a smoked hefeweizen with Weyermann oak-smoked wheat malt. 
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on April 13, 2012, 12:40:16 AM
A friend and I are kegging our APA from the Brewhemoth and will be refilling with an ESB.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: ethalacker on April 13, 2012, 01:10:43 AM
Imperial Red for me!
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: FirstStateBrewer on April 13, 2012, 06:35:11 PM
Why do you brew 11 gallons rather than 10?  Do you use 5-gallon Corny kegs or do you bottle?  Or a combination of the two?
I generally aim for 5.5 or 11 gallons because there will be losses to transfer, sampling, trub etc. With an IPA particularly because of the dry hops it's a good idea to plan that extra .5/1 gallon if you want to end up with 5 or 10 gallons.

At least that's why I do it, Don't know about Ron.
Makes sense.  Thanks!
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: ajk on April 13, 2012, 07:19:50 PM
Just brewed a shyPA for a local competition.  Going into the fermentor now.  NHC judging tomorrow and Sunday.
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Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on April 13, 2012, 07:55:47 PM
Hoping to get an IPA in this weekend.  Need to finish preparing the garden as well, but did most of that over Easter weekend.  Wife will be plant shopping for the flower beds and perhaps some early garden stuff.  I may be digging holes. :o

Postponing IPA unitl next weekend.  Siding and deck washing just got moved up the list. ::)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: Wheat_Brewer on April 14, 2012, 01:12:44 AM
The taxman took all my brew money so I'll be transferring an English Bitter into bottles or a keg and then watching the beer carbonate...the closest I'm getting to any brewing unfortunately.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: kgs on April 14, 2012, 01:51:31 AM
It's two weeks to my next brew session, though I'm REALLY looking forward to it... it's been a while. Thinking about another oatmeal stout--something sturdy but velvety. The best I can do for the next two weekends is a little "research."
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: BrewingRover on April 14, 2012, 01:05:26 PM
I'm brewing an IPA tomorrow after ferrying the wife to the airport. I have a pile of Falconer's Flight 7C's that I'm going to blast it with late.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: greyghost on April 15, 2012, 04:43:27 AM
Bottled a Dry Irish Stout today it is gonna be good. Going to brew a smokey oyster stout tomorrow. Quart of fresh oysters in the boil . With a little home alder smoked grain. Hope it turns out. Love oysters and any thing smoked.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: redbeerman on April 15, 2012, 02:22:44 PM
Hoping to get an IPA in this weekend.  Need to finish preparing the garden as well, but did most of that over Easter weekend.  Wife will be plant shopping for the flower beds and perhaps some early garden stuff.  I may be digging holes. :o

Postponing IPA unitl next weekend.  Siding and deck washing just got moved up the list. ::)

Got it all done, so it's Tax Day IPA. ;D
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Post by: jeffy on April 15, 2012, 04:14:27 PM
Tax Day Bock for me.  I am in the midst of the second of three decoctions.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: maxieboy on April 15, 2012, 06:10:14 PM
Tax Day Bock for me.  I am in the midst of the second of three decoctions.

Sounds taxing...  ;)
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: jeffy on April 15, 2012, 06:24:08 PM
Tax Day Bock for me.  I am in the midst of the second of three decoctions.

Sounds taxing...  ;)

Pretty relaxing if compared to a work day. :)

I just transferred my last beer off the yeasts to a secondary so I can reuse it for this Bock.
I had pitched 5 gallons of German Pils with Helles yeast #860 and the other half with Pils yeast #800.  I'm liking the sample of the Helles batch much better.  We'll see after it lagers a bit.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: tygo on April 15, 2012, 07:04:18 PM
No brewing for me this weekend but I kicked two kegs and cleaned and sanitized four.  Also set up the lines for my new two way gas distributor so I can now have five kegs on the gas at the same time, two at one pressure and three at another.  And I cleaned all of my draft lines and kicked off a starter for next weekend.

So it's been a pretty productive beer weekend.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: kmccaf on April 15, 2012, 07:44:54 PM
Transferred my carrot blossom mead into secondary, and brewed a tripel. Apparently I did not have as much table sugar lying around, so I ended up throwing a couple varieties of honey, and a little D-90 in. Which is fine with me, it will just be a gold color.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: Hokerer on April 15, 2012, 07:59:33 PM
Wee Heavy is now in the bottles.  Have to do the Belgian Quad next.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: tomsawyer on April 16, 2012, 01:41:14 PM
It was Brewhemoth day for myself and my friend.  we kegged three kegs of APA, then cleaned the Brewhemoth and brewed 15gal of best bitter.  Used my new 70qt Coleman MLT, that worked well.  Boiled in his keggle and whirlpooled with my little DC voltage pump, that too worked fine and we pumped the wort to a Better Bottle to transfer to the Brewhemoth.  With setup and cleanup it was an 8-hr day but we got a lot done.  Also had a barbecue with the families so it was a fun day.
Title: Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 4/13 Edition
Post by: cheshirecat on April 16, 2012, 04:41:23 PM
Made my Okobterfest. Maybe a little early but its my first time and wanted some extra time just in case I need to rebrew it. Brew day when great so hopefully it will be tasty.