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Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/4 Edition
Post by: dbeechum on May 02, 2012, 01:43:31 PM
No brewing for me.. it's SCHF (http://www.calhomebrewers.org/) weekend!

For you? Big Brew? What?
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Post by: dannyjed on May 02, 2012, 01:47:20 PM
Belgian Dubbel for me.
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Post by: Slowbrew on May 02, 2012, 02:35:37 PM
I need to look at the calendar to see what's going on this weekend.  If it looks clear i have and Oktoberfest to get started.  I may not do it though because my oldest is graduating HS on May 25th.  The party will require all of my fridge space.  Hmmmm, I'll have to think about that.

At a minimum, I need to keg a wheat I made 2 weeks ago.

Paul
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Post by: ccfoo242 on May 02, 2012, 03:08:50 PM
Participating in the C.A.S.K. big brew. I'm making another batch of JZ's McQuaker's Oatmeal Stout....numnumnumnum....
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Post by: tygo on May 02, 2012, 03:39:09 PM
Brewing my annual 12+% wee heavy on Friday.  Should be ready to sample sometime around Christmas.
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Post by: Pinski on May 02, 2012, 03:52:06 PM
Big Brewing
Brown Eyed Squirrel
Nut Brown
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Post by: heavyeng on May 02, 2012, 04:13:17 PM
A Pale Ale with no name yet and possibly AHB's Millennium Falconer.
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Post by: edvinjonsson on May 02, 2012, 04:31:33 PM
Not sure if APA or Brown Ale, but I already made the starter so brewing for sure.
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Post by: mmitchem on May 02, 2012, 05:07:37 PM
Brewing with B.A.R.F. for the Big Brew, we are making Himmlischer Hefeweizen.
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Post by: tjleitch on May 02, 2012, 05:23:53 PM
Brewing a witbier for a June party.
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Post by: denny on May 02, 2012, 05:26:48 PM
Belgian/American IPA for NHC


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Post by: ynotbrusum on May 02, 2012, 06:40:11 PM
The Bucksnort Brown with a few guys in the club in my drive, toast at noon, then a big Cinco de Mayo party at 4 with the neighborhood.  Big Brew then big to do.
Title: What's Brewing This Weekend - 5/4 Edition
Post by: cheshirecat on May 02, 2012, 09:33:41 PM
JZ's Evil Twin clone. Commercial version.


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Post by: erockrph on May 03, 2012, 04:53:28 AM
Finally going to brew my Simcoe/Amarillo/Citra/Chinook IPA tonight. My kitchen is going to smell awesome :)
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Post by: dbarber on May 03, 2012, 05:56:19 AM
Brewing a Bohemian pilsner; question is decoction or single infusion.
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Post by: jmcamerlengo on May 03, 2012, 05:58:47 AM
Blueberry Oatmeal Stout for me :)
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Post by: saintpierre on May 03, 2012, 06:17:38 AM
Mixed up a cider last night and am planning some kind of hoppy ale for Saturday.
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Post by: redbeerman on May 03, 2012, 06:40:08 AM
No brewing this weekend, but I plan on playing around with a year and a half old Flanders red, blending and adjusting sourness, etc.  The Berliner Weisse that I brewed last weekend had turned my basement into a sulphur pit, but it seems to be subsiding. ::)
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Post by: kylekohlmorgen on May 03, 2012, 07:24:04 AM
Big Brew at our LHBS in Indy!

Still working on small beers for the summer, so I'm thinking I'll tweak the NEB Big Brew recipe to OG < 1.040 and hopefully FG ~ 1.016. I'll also sub debittered black malt for the roasted barley. Maybe some toasted, flaked oats for body?
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Post by: FirstStateBrewer on May 03, 2012, 07:41:41 AM
I'm hosting the Big Brew for the First State Brewers club in Delaware.  I'll be brewing the Bucksnort Brown Ale - All Grain recipe.
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Post by: brewmanator on May 03, 2012, 08:25:28 AM
We're doing a double batch day, one ale and one lager.  Bucksnort Brown Ale (thanks again AHA for the honor  :) ) and then a Bohemian Pilsener.  Hoping a few friends stop by to hang out and celebrate Big Brew Day with us.
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Post by: Crispy275 on May 03, 2012, 09:39:11 AM
The Ann Arbor Brewers Guild will have 14 different brewing systems going on Saturday. We will be meeting at Adventures In Homebrewing's Ann Arbor, MI. location.

Personally, I am brewing 12 gallons of a Belgian Triple, and then rinsing out 5-6 gallons of a Belgian Single with the second running's. With 35 pounds of grains and 4 pounds of candy sugar (and a 5th for the Single), I should get around a 1.100 starting gravity for the big beer, and then about 1.036 - 1.040 for the second. I have been building starters of 3787 and 1214 since Sunday, and I will likely crash cool them tonight, take them out tomorrow, and feed them one more time Saturday morning to ensure a ripping healthy starter.

National Homebrew Day / Big Brew is a chance to get the homebrewing tribes out in force and celebrate and demonstrate our passion to the public. Not only is it a terrific communal event, but it also allows fellow homebrewers to learn from one another and challenge each other to better understand why we brew the way we do.

Enjoy the day and be safe. I love to say that with a hobby that combines compressed gas, boiling fluids, electricity, alcohol, open flame, hey, what could go wrong? Don't perform any Stupid Brewers Tricks, relax, don't worry, and easy on the homebrew until you start chilling the wort :-)

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Post by: tygo on May 04, 2012, 11:35:13 AM
Brewing my annual 12+% wee heavy on Friday.  Should be ready to sample sometime around Christmas.

And done!  Long brew day.  Started around 6:30 this morning.  Ended up being almost 2.5 hours on the mash, another 2.5 hours on the boil.  But it's chilled and pitched on top the yeast cake from the 70/- that I brewed last weekend as a starter.  Just poured one of the 2011 batch and time to relax a little before finishing cleanup.

OG 1.129.
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Post by: BrewingRover on May 04, 2012, 12:04:57 PM
I'm brewing a mild sometime this weekend. I've got the starter going but haven't figured out the recipe yet.
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Post by: FirstStateBrewer on May 04, 2012, 12:11:16 PM
I'm brewing a mild sometime this weekend. I've got the starter going but haven't figured out the recipe yet.
LOL!  That's my kind of brewing!   ;D
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Post by: morticaixavier on May 04, 2012, 12:53:45 PM
I'm gonna keg up the 80/- I brewed for a comp, hopefully. It's due in TX by the 10th, I brewed last friday. we will see how it goes.
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Post by: garc_mall on May 04, 2012, 12:55:10 PM
I'm brewing a mild sometime this weekend. I've got the starter going but haven't figured out the recipe yet.

I posted a recipe in the thread "Munich Mild" in the beer recipe folder. It turned out really good, refreshingly malty. I am going to do a variation on it for NHC with coffee and Cocoa Nibs.
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Post by: tfries on May 04, 2012, 02:20:23 PM
I'll be brewing at Denny's for Big Brew.  Going to brew a 10 gallon batch of Stone Pale Ale using the recipe in the Craft of Stone book.  This will be my 301st batch brewed and first 10g batch.

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Post by: BrewingRover on May 04, 2012, 02:24:14 PM
I'm brewing a mild sometime this weekend. I've got the starter going but haven't figured out the recipe yet.

I posted a recipe in the thread "Munich Mild" in the beer recipe folder. It turned out really good, refreshingly malty. I am going to do a variation on it for NHC with coffee and Cocoa Nibs.
Thanks, I'll check it out.
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Post by: cheba420 on May 04, 2012, 11:50:35 PM
We're knocking out 11 gallons of the House IPA and some BBQ!
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Post by: Wheat_Brewer on May 05, 2012, 02:37:21 PM
I debated what to brew all week and even this morning...I realized the kegs needed cleaning and beer transferred into the clean kegs so no brewing for me sadly. :'(
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Post by: alcaponejunior on May 06, 2012, 05:02:45 AM
Blonde Ale for me.  I was going to do a pale ale but I'm putting that off a few weeks.  I needed to get the liquid yeast procedures down before I brew a special beer for my buddy's 21st birthday.  He wants an oatmeal coffee stout, and I'm going to brew it on May 19th or 26th, so I gotta make sure my liquid yeast techniques work!
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Post by: firedog23 on May 06, 2012, 06:14:55 AM
Brewing a standard bitter and having problems. Pre boil gravity was supposed to be 1.031 but it was 1.012. Used some dry extract to try and fix it. Got it up to 1.031 and it is now boiling. Definitely taking notes to learn from this one.
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Post by: jaleclair on May 06, 2012, 07:44:18 AM
Just getting things in line to bottle my second batch of home brew, which is a Summer Ale from a kit. While preparing my priming sugar I have discovered I made a (hopefully not too bad) mistake in the volume of water used with my first priming sugar mixture. I used 4 cups of water instead of the instructed 2 cups.
Question: How much of a mistake was this?? Is my bottled German Oktoberfest going to be a fizzless failure??
Wife said: " Well John you got to pay may more attention to the marks on that 4 cup measuring cup."
A little advice here would be appreciated even if it is "Sorry Charlie your 2nd batch will be better" or "It is a normal beginner mistake enjoy your flat beer".
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Post by: amico414 on May 06, 2012, 07:44:46 AM
Brewed a recipe from our LHBS - an APA they call BrewBQ. I doubled the recipe and mashed the entire grain bill, and then split the batch in two.  One batch was hopped using their recipe's hop schedule and for the other we did a late hop variation with all of the hops going in every 3 minutes during the last 15 minutes of the boil. Yeast and dry hops are the same for both batches.

It was quite an exciting and adventurous day - I used my new 15 gallon brew pot atop my new Blichmann burner, finally got my plate chiller up and running, and aerated for the first time with the new Northern Brewer aeration system that I got for my birthday.

All in all a very smooth brew day. And to top it off, we enjoyed several pints of my latest batch of Denny's Wry Smile.  Thanks for that Denny!
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Post by: alcaponejunior on May 06, 2012, 07:50:55 AM
Just getting things in line to bottle my second batch of home brew, which is a Summer Ale from a kit. While preparing my priming sugar I have discovered I made a (hopefully not too bad) mistake in the volume of water used with my first priming sugar mixture. I used 4 cups of water instead of the instructed 2 cups.
Question: How much of a mistake was this?? Is my bottled German Oktoberfest going to be a fizzless failure??


I doubt anything will be different except your ABV will go down by just a few tenths (maybe hundredths) and your beer will be just a tiny bit thinner.  Two cups ain't nothing!  I don't even measure to be honest, I measured the first time and now I just fill the same pan up to the same amount.  It's worked fine so far...